“I said goodbye to the players” …Cross ligament rupture → Kim Seung-gyu, ‘Wheelchair Tan’, smiles and climbs home

Kim Seung-gyu boarded a plane bound for Incheon from Doha, Qatar, at 2:05 a.m. on the 23rd. He was called up to the Asian Cup of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) because he suffered a ruptured right anterior cruciate ligament during a training session with his local team on the 18th.

He left Qatar for the last time after watching the second Group E match against Jordan from the stands on the 20th, shortly after his injury.

Kim Seung-gyu did not look dark when he arrived at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar. His brother-in-law, sister and nephew, who had been in Qatar, were on their way home together. After finishing the departure procedures at midnight, he greeted them in a wheelchair and left. 토토사이트 추천

“I greeted the players before coming out. Son Heung-min, my spiritual leader, pulled out a wheelchair. My brother-in-law, sisters and nephews will also head to Korea,” said a KFA official.

This year’s Asian Cup is the third Asian Cup that Kim Seung-gyu has played in. At the 2015 World Cup in Australia, which was his first event, he mostly stayed in the bench. Having started his career as a starting member of the team under former national team coach Paulo Bento, he allowed two runs and displayed stellar performance in three clean sheets while playing five matches at the 2019 United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, after losing to Qatar, his team had to pack up after failing to qualify for the quarterfinals in a shocking fashion.

Korea has been waiting for the Qatar championship for four years. Korea is aiming for its first championship in 64 years since 1960 by forming ultra-luxury members including Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Lee Kang-in (PSG), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton). However, Kim Seung-gyu was able to afford to lose weight in the middle of the tournament due to the “injury of injustice.”

Jurgen Klinsmann expressed regret. He said, “I am really sad. He is our No. 1 goalkeeper, and he has been so good all year. It is part of soccer. Any injury can happen in a competition. We need to find a solution.”

Lee Jae-seong, his teammate, also said, “I understand Seung-gyu’s position. As a player, I know how fatal an injury can be. That is why it is all the more sad and sad. I also had a lot of regrets that I could not play at the last Asian Cup. This time, I am upset that Seung-gyu got hurt. I will do my best to do my part with motivation. I think it will be the driving force.”

Meanwhile, the KFA has called up Kim Joon-hong (Kim Cheon-sang) in Kim Seung-gyu’s absence. He is not an official player but a “training partner” due to the recruitment of substitute players. The deadline for the team to request AFC to replace players has passed. The KFA said, “It is impossible to register as a substitute player due to the rules of the tournament. Kim Joon-hong, who will arrive in Korea on Thursday, will be seated in the stand, not in the technical seat, on the day of the match.”

Kim Seung-gyu, the head of the Korean national soccer team, was injured on Wednesday. “I got an injury during a mini game on Wednesday. MRI revealed an anterior cruciate ligament in my right knee. We have decided to cancel the call-up for the Asian Cup,” said an official from the Korea Football Association.

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