Peru is preparing for the match against South Korea without any worries, despite the potential absence of star striker Son Heung-min.
On June 16 at 8 p.m., Peru and South Korea will meet in an international friendly at the Busan Asiad Stadium. Peru may not have qualified for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, but they are a formidable opponent. They are ranked 21st in the FIFA rankings, higher than South Korea’s 27th. Despite their infrequent encounters, South Korea have the better head-to-head record. They have one draw and one loss.
The official press conference was held on the 15th, the day before the match. Head coach Jürgen Klinsmann and Kim Seung-gyu appeared in front of the media in the morning, followed by head coach Juan Reynoso and veteran center back Carlos Zambrano, who was born in 1989.
Key South Korean forward Son Heung-min is doubtful for the match against Peru. He underwent surgery for a sports hernia on March 29 and is focusing on his recovery. Klinsmann said in his pre-match press conference that Son will be benched for now, but we’ll have to wait and see what happens tomorrow.
Reynoso said that even without Son, South Korea is still a threat. “We know it’s difficult for Son Heung-min to start, but they have a lot of good players without him. They will have players and tactics to fill the void. It’s not a bad situation for us, but I don’t think Korea will be weak. We will prepare well.” 메이저사이트