‘Boxing Day’ Can’t Stop Son-Hwang Duo… Golden Condition Ahead of Asian Cup

Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) and Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton), the main strikers of the Korean national soccer team, finished the year by leading the team to victory in the last official match in 2023. The toes of the two players, who scored double-digit points side by side in the English Premier League (EPL), are now heading to the Asian Cup stage.

Korea, led by German coach Jürgen Klinsmann, will depart for the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday afternoon (Korea time). This is the final off-season training that will take place ahead of the 2023 Asian Cup in Qatar.

Over the weekend, Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan, who are playing overseas, proved their good condition in the last Premier League Boxing Day match before their national team call-up. Boxing Day refers to a schedule that runs through the first week of January starting from Wednesday. They are forced to play three games in a week alone. Many players have physical challenges.

Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan, however, were different. Hwang started at Chelsea on April 24, Brendford on April 28, and had two goals and one assist in matches against Everton on April 30, leading his team to win three consecutive matches. Notably, in the match against Brendford, where he scored two goals, he drew attention with his brilliant scoring technique after trapping. He raised concerns due to his waist injury at the time, but he also started at the last match against Everton to help his team score for the second time. He led Mateus Cunha’s goal with accurate cross following sharp penetration.

Son Heung-min took over Baton. Son also played in the matches against Everton on Monday, Brighton and Hove Albion on Monday, and Bournemouth on Monday, scoring two goals and one assist. Son scored the team’s second goals in the matches against Everton and Bournemouth to give the team the lead. He lost 2-4 in the match against Brighton, but played his part by helping to recover the goal. 헤라카지노

Both Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan were named the most valuable player of the match (MOTD) twice and once, respectively, in EPL fan voting. This means that their performance drew attention from fans. Son Heung-min had 12 goals and five assists in 20 matches in the first half of this season’s EPL. Hwang Hee-chan also scored 10 goals and three assists in 20 matches. In the EPL scoring rankings, Son Heung-min is tied for second and Hwang Hee-chan is ranked fourth. This is why all eyes are on their toes at the Asian Cup.

South Korea, which belongs to Group E of the Asian Cup, will meet Bahrain on the 15th, Jordan on the 20th, and Malaysia on the 25th.

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