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Tottenham manager Postec has a lot of affection for "Captain" Son Heung-min
Tottenham manager Enze Postecoglou wished Son good luck.
According to the official social media of the Premier League secretariat on the 2nd, Tottenham manager Postecoglou sent a message of support to Son Heung-min before the quarterfinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup between South Korea and Australia.
The South Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, won 2-1 against Australia in the quarterfinals of the 2023 AFC Qatar Asian Cup at Alwakra Al-Zanub Stadium in Qatar on the 3rd and succeeded in advancing to the semifinals after a 120-minute battle.
Australian coach Postecoglou was asked about it at a press conference ahead of the match against Everton.
"For me, it's a good situation to win no matter who wins," Postecoglou said. "Of course, because I'm Australian, I hope Australia wins and Son Heung-min returns to the club."
At the same time, he said, "On the one hand, I hope Son Heung-min wins the Asian Cup. Because I know what winning the Asian Cup means for Son Heung-min and South Korea."
"The Korean people value the tournament very much, and in this tournament, Son Heung-min defended himself for soccer and the national anthem. Of course, I would be sorry if Australia fell in the quarterfinals, but I hope Son Heung-min would win the championship," he said.
Postecoglou added, "It's okay to come back to Tottenham a little late because I love Son Heung-min."
Was it because of the support from Postecoglou? Son Heung-min led his team to a victory by scoring a free kick chance earned by Hwang Hee-chan with a 1-1 situation in overtime against Australia.
Asked about the Asian Cup after the match against Everton (2-2 draw) on Thursday, Postecoglou said, "I am very happy that Son has shown what he has shown. His performance that he showed again last night was a national hero."
"I sincerely want Son Heung-min to go to the end. We have to go without Son Heung-min in the meantime," he added.
Postecoglou is Australian. He also won the 2015 Asian Cup by playing for the Australian national team. His love for Australia and the Australian national team is extraordinary, but he cheered for his team captain Son Heung-min.
Meanwhile, Klinsmann will face Jordan in the semifinals of the Asian Cup, who had a 2-2 draw in the group stage once on the 7th.
Wednesday, February 7, 2024