What’s the overwork? European Taegeuk Warriors Keep Running…Kim Minjae is ready to go full-time and Son Heungmin

The Taegeuk Warriors of Europe are on a roll. Jürgen Klinsmann’s South Korean national team played well in their two Asian qualifying matches for the FIFA Confederations Cup North America 2026, and they’re back in action, with “defensive monster” Kim Min-jae playing full time again and “Tottenham captain” Son Heung-min returning to the squad after a “bullying controversy”.

Kim Min-jae started the away match of the 12th round of the 2023-2024 German Bundesliga at the Rhein-Energiestadion in Cologne, Germany, on Sept. 25 (KST). He has played in 18 of Bayern Munich’s 19 matches this season, mostly playing the full game. The ‘overwork controversy’ has raised its head, but he’s unfazed. He hasn’t missed a game for the South Korean national team either. The hours of play and long distances traveled must be exhausting, but he doesn’t let it bother him.

There’s no time to rest. His club Bayern Munich are in full swing in their pursuit of the title, with central defender Matthias der Licht sidelined by injury. With the Bavarians needing a win against Cologne on Friday, the central defense of the Bavarians was solid. The center-back combination with Dayo Upamecano locked the back door.

Bayern Munich had nine wins, two draws, and no defeats through 11 rounds. They had 29 points, but were not in first place. Bayer Leverkusen had moved further ahead with 31 points and became the chasers. The first of the 12 rounds, a 1-0 win over Cologne on Aug. 25, put them in first place with 32 points. They can now comfortably watch Leverkusen’s match against Werder Bremen later in the day. Leverkusen will face Bremen away on Sept. 25. 

Son Heung-min can’t rest either. He’ll be back in action on Sept. 25 at home in the 13th round of the 2023-2024 English Premier League at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England. They face Aston Villa, who are in fifth place. He has started all 12 of Tottenham’s EPL games this season wearing the captain’s armband. He has scored eight goals in the starting lineup, helping Spurs rise to the top of the table. He also captained the team in the clean sheet.토토사이트

Tottenham is an injury ward. A whopping eight players are on the injury list. They’ve lost James Maddison, and they’ve got holes in their forward line. On top of that, Christian Romero and Yves Bissouma will miss this game through suspension. The attack, midfield, and defense are all leaky, which means that the team’s top scorer and moral compass, Son Heung-min, will have to step up to the plate.

Tottenham have had their ups and downs. Up until round 10, they were unbeaten with eight wins and two draws, leading the league. However, they lost 1-4 at home to Chelsea in round 11, and then reversed the trend with a 1-2 loss away to Wolverhampton Wanderers in round 12. The two losses dropped them to fourth place in the league. They need three points to break the losing streak and climb back to the top of the table. They’re counting on Son Heung-min.

Kim Min-jae and Son Heung-min were both in fine form against Klinsmann. They didn’t show any signs of fatigue. They led the offense in the 5-0 win over Singapore and the 3-0 win over China. Now, he must return to his club and continue the upward trend. With Bayern Munich and Tottenham in the hunt for the title, he’ll continue to be a ‘reliable man’ on the pitch.

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