cognized for his skills as a housekeeper at Gwangju FC, he earned his first Taegeuk mark in his career.
In September, he appeared as a substitute in a two-game international match and played for about 40 minutes.
“If given another opportunity, I will be able to show more of my strengths.”
Korean men’s national soccer team midfielder Lee Sun-min (Gwangju FC) 카지노사이트 explained about Klinsmann-ho, whom he personally experienced through an international match in September, that “he places a great emphasis on energy.”
As of the 18th, Pro Football K League 1 Gwangju is ranked 3rd in Hana One Q K League 1 2023. They won 1-0 in the away game against FC Seoul on the 17th, solidifying their third place position and qualifying for next season’s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL).
Gwangju’s victory was not only due to the performances of Heo Yul, who started and scored a goal, and Ha Seung-woon, who provided an assist, but also to Lee Sun-min, who played a good role as a housekeeper in the midfield. It was a performance worthy of a midfielder now representing the league.
Lee Sun-min, born in 1994, was recognized for his skills in the league and was selected for the national team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann for the first time in his life. Although he appeared as a substitute in September’s international matches against Wales and Saudi Arabia, playing for only about 40 minutes, he showed off his strong presence as a late star. And Lee Sun-min told a bundle of stories about his direct experience with Klinsmann after the FC Seoul game.
Director Klinsmann is receiving a lot of criticism. He had only 3 draws and 2 losses in 5 games before the Saudi Arabia match, and had the disgrace of being the last manager to win since the introduction of the full-time manager system in 1992.
He was also embroiled in controversies about foreign play and sabotage, and suffered from noise both inside and outside the field. There were even complaints from fans saying, ‘Aren’t the domestic players picked without looking at them properly?’
On the other hand, the Klinsmann Lake revealed by Lee Sun-min had a different result. He said, “I had a face-to-face meeting with Director Klinsmann and had a lot of conversations about various things. I was able to hear what part he wanted from me and why he chose me, etc.” He also said, “I also talked about what I wanted the team to do and how I wanted my character to be brought to life more.” “He gave it to me,” he said.
He added, “He said it would be nice to show a character who presses and harasses the opponent a lot on the pitch. He said, ‘The national team needs a lot of that kind of character.'”
During the September international match, Coach Klinsmann caused controversy by moving defensive midfielder Lee Sun-min forward a little more and appointing him as an offensive player. But according to Lee Soon-min, that wasn’t the case.
He said, “I expected that other teammates would have a hard time playing for the full 90 minutes, and although I wasn’t in a perfect position in the second half, I think I put in the position in the hope that I would give them a little more stability and release it.” He added, “It was an unfamiliar position, but I was given the opportunity. I was so thankful that I lost. I think that if you are a professional player and a representative player, there should be no excuses no matter what position you are in the moment you step on the pitch.
Coincidentally, Coach Klinsmann visited Seoul World Cup Stadium, where the game between Seoul and Gwangju was held, following the game between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Gangwon FC held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 16th, and personally checked on the players with Coach Du-ri. For Lee Soon-min, who just wore the Taegeuk symbol, it must have become a ritual. He honestly said, “I would be lying if I said it didn’t work out.”
Soon-min Lee said, “I tried to be as conscious of it as possible. The important thing is that I belong to a team called Gwangju. The team’s victory was more important. In the end, it was thanks to the good work of the team called Gwangju that I was able to make it to the national team. That’s the essence.” “I thought more about the need to focus, dedicate, and run,” he said.
Klinsmann does not have a defensive midfielder he can trust. Jung Woo-young (Al Khaleej), who showed good performance in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, was born in 1989, and it is not easy for him to play as a starting player in the 2026 North and Central America World Cup. Accordingly, Coach Klinsmann selected Park Yong-woo (Al Ain) and Lee Sun-min through the international match this September and put them to the test by assigning them to various roles.
This means that if Lee Sun-min maintains the performance he has shown so far, there is a high possibility that he will consistently join the national team. Soon-min Lee said, “Multi-level ability is my strength. And I can play in any position the team wants,” and “I think I caught the direction of the team a little while talking with Coach Klinsmann. If given the opportunity, I will show my strengths more.” “I think I can do it,” he said, taking aim at the Taegeuk mark again.
Not only did he seem to fall in love with the Klinsmann’s charm, not just because it wore the Taegeuk emblem. Lee Soon-min, who said, “The coach puts a lot of emphasis on energy,” said with a smile, “He put a lot of emphasis on wanting me to play the role of a link between offense and defense. If I do well in the middle, I think the team will be able to play better as a whole.”