Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) bowed his head, saying, “I’m very sorry” at the dismissal of manager Antonio Conte (54, Italy). Son Heung-min heard the news of his mentor’s resignation while returning to Korea for the national team game.
Son Heung-min met with reporters in the joint coverage area immediately after the evaluation match with Uruguay held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th and said, “I am very sorry to the coach. He should have shown a good image, but he couldn’t show it like that.” He couldn’t hide his regret.
“I didn’t help the team much,” he said. In the end, the director took responsibility and left. He feels a lot of responsibility,” he added. “I don’t know what the players think, but I’m very sorry.”
Son Heung-min had a priestly relationship with manager Conte during last season. In particular, after taking over as coach Conte, he played a big role in the second half of last season, becoming the first Asian player to hold the title of top scorer in the English Premier League (EPL).
However, this season, coach Conte failed to make full use of Son Heung-min’s ability, and Son Heung-min’s score also decreased significantly. Son Heung-min saw the fact that he was not able to help his team much because his number of goals decreased significantly as one of the reasons why manager Conte was forced to leave the team. That’s why I repeatedly said “I’m sorry” to manager Conte. 토토사이트
Son Heung-min instead cheered for the future of his teacher. He said, “I think I had a great feeling of gratitude and a happy journey. He is a world-class master and has a lot of experience. I’m sure he’ll do well even if he starts another career. Of course, we should cheer for the future,” he said.
“Now I am returning to my team. I will do my best for my teammates and my team in the upcoming games,” he added.
Meanwhile, Son Heung-min started full-time in both Colombia and Uruguay matches. In particular, against Colombia, he scored multiple goals and played a big role. After returning to England, he prepares for the remainder of the season as acting manager Christian Stellini.