European Taeguk Warriors run nonstop. He joined the South Korean national team led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann and played well in the two second Asian qualifiers for the 2026 FIFA North-China World Cup. He immediately returned to his team and prepared for the game. In particular, ‘defensive monster’ Kim Min-jae played full-time again, and ‘Tottenham Captain’ Son Heung-min will play against the ‘controversy of extreme incident’.
Kim Min-jae played in the 12th round of the 2023-2024 German Bundesliga at Reinergistadion in Cologne, Germany, on the 25th (Korea time). He played in 18 of the 19 games Bayern Munich played this season and played most of them full-time. The “protest controversy” raised its head, but it doesn’t care. He also defended his defense in the Korean national team. He is tired of playing time and long-distance travel, but he does not express his feelings.
It’s not a resting situation. This is because his team Bayern Munich started to chase the lead in earnest, and central defender Matthias de Ligt was out of power due to injury. In the match against Cologne on the 25th, he firmly defended Bayern Munich’s central defense in a situation where victory was essential. Dayo Upamecano and center back combination locked the back door.
Bayern Munich had nine wins, two draws and no losses until the 11th round. He scored 29 points, but he was not the leader. Bayer Leverkusen led further with 31 points and became the pursuer. The team won 1-0 against Cologne on the 25th, the first of the 12 rounds, taking the lead with 32 points. They will be able to watch the match between Leverkusen and Werder Bremen in a comfortable way. Leverkusen will play an away match against Bremen on the 25th.
Son Heung-min can’t rest either. He will play in the 13th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 25th. It will face Aston Villa in fifth place. He played in all 12 EPL matches wearing Tottenham’s captain’s armband this season. He started and scored eight goals, driving Tottenham’s upward trend. He also took the center stage as a captain in the Klinsmann.
Tottenham is an injury ward. As many as eight players are on the injured list. The strikers, such as James Madison and Hishalisson, also have holes. On top of that, Christian Romero and Yves Bissouma cannot play this game due to disciplinary action. Attack, midfield, and defense all have a lot of power leakage. In the end, Son Heung-min, the most scorer and mental supporter in the team, should take the center stage.
Tottenham were doing well and faltering. Until the 10th round, he remained unbeaten with eight wins and two draws, leading the league. However, they lost 1-4 at home to Chelsea in round 11 and 1-2 away to Wolverhampton Wanderers in round 12. He lost two games in a row and slipped to fourth place in the league. Three points are needed to break the losing streak and move back to the lead. He believes in “solver” Son Heung-min.
Kim Min-jae and Son Heung-min also showed off their outstanding skills in the Clinsman Lake. He didn’t show any signs of exhaustion. He led the team to a 5-0 victory over Singapore and a 3-0 victory over China. Now we have to go back to our team and continue the upward trend. He will continue to play on the ground as a “trustman” between Bayern Munich and Tottenham, who are chasing the lead.