Leaving the joy behind… ‘World Cup protagonists’ returning to their teams

World Cup soccer team players who achieved the achievement of ‘the first round of 16 in 12 years’ return to their seats. Now is the time to prove your worth in your team.

The national team, which returned to Korea on the 7th, had a busy schedule for less than a week, including a dinner at the Blue House guesthouse the next day. Coach Paulo Bento and other coaching staff of the national team attended the dinner on the 12th, and Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Park Bo-gyun also expressed his appreciation for the team’s performance and the hard work of the coaching staff.

In addition, some players, such as Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers), who was selected as the ‘MOM (Man Of The Match)’ in the final Group H match against Portugal, and Kim Moon-hwan (Jeonbuk Hyundai), who played a part in the defense, appeared on various news programs and said, ‘The story behind the World Cup. ‘.

Domestic players active in the K-League prepare for the next season while catching their breath. Until the end of the year, it seems that he will relieve the fatigue accumulated over the years through rest and personal training.

However, as the opening of this season was earlier than usual due to the World Cup, many clubs started preparing for the next season early. As the Corona 19 situation has improved compared to last winter, some clubs are planning to digest overseas training.

On the other hand, the time given to foreign players is not so much. Even some players, such as goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu (Al-Shabab) and midfielder Jung Woo-young (Al-Sad), were unable to return home with the national team.

Among the players who came to Korea, the player who hurried to leave the country the fastest was Hwang Hee-chan. On the morning of the 11th, they departed from Incheon International Airport, went through Istanbul, Turkey, and arrived in Spain, where the Wolverhampton players of their team were training.

Along with Hwang Hee-chan, the two players who energized the national team, Lee Kang-in (RCD Mallorca) and Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), also departed on the 13th. He plans to join his team and wait for the league to resume while training. In particular, in the case of Son Heung-min, who showed ‘mask fighting spirit’, the exact return time is expected to be determined after checking his physical condition.

Unlike domestic leagues, major overseas leagues such as the English Premier League (EPL) welcomed the World Cup while their seasons were suspended. This was the biggest reason why most footballers did not welcome the ‘unprecedented winter World Cup’. Criticism for trying to hold the World Cup in winter was inevitable. 메이저사이트

In addition, there were numerous players who could not appear due to injury, such as N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Karim Benzema (Real Madrid), and Christopher Nkunku (Leipzig). Both the player’s national team and his team were in an embarrassing situation. Some players need more time to return even after the World Cup is over.

After all the Qatar World Cup finals to be held on the 19th (hereafter Korean time) are over, overseas leagues will start stretching again. The Premier League is scheduled for round 17, starting with the confrontation between Brentford and Tottenham on the 26th. It is a time when all players can feel the burden physically.

Some teams, such as Hwang Hee-chan’s team, Wolverhampton and Manchester United, must play until the round of 16 of the 2022-2023 Carabao Cup (League Cup) before the league resumes. Manchester City and Liverpool, considered one of the biggest matches, are also scheduled to face each other.

In addition, Spanish La Liga and French Ligue 1 will resume on the 30th and 28th, respectively. Italy’s Serie A will resume on January 4 next year, and Napoli, where Kim Min-jae is playing, will meet Inter Milan on January 5.

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