Son Heung-min headlines South Korea’s Asian Cup squad

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Tottenham Hotspur skipper Son Heung-min will lead South Korea astatine nan Asian Cup aft nan last squad was confirmed connected Thursday.

The tourney kicks disconnected successful Qatar connected January 12 and will tally done until February 10.

Son, his nation’s most-capped progressive player, is joined successful a squad of 26 by in-form Wolves guardant Hwang Hee-chan, young Brentford defender Kim Ji-soo arsenic good arsenic Celtic duo nan Hyun-jun and Oh Hyeon-gyu.

South Korea haven’t won nan Asian Cup since 1960 but caput coach Jurgen Klinsmann believes he has a group who tin challenge.

“When you spell done nan roster and you spell done nan skeleton of a squad I deliberation you tin beryllium really proud arsenic Korean fans and journalists,” Klinsmann told a property convention connected Thursday.

“We person a batch of different pieces successful that roster and that makes america 1 of nan favourites for nan Asian Cup.

“What we request to do is to fine-tune these elements successful nan adjacent mates of weeks and past spell into that tourney pinch assurance and pinch nan willingness to triumph nan title.”

South Korea — drawn successful Group E — footwear disconnected against Bahrain connected January 15 earlier going connected to look Jordan connected January 20 and Malaysia connected January 25.

South Korea afloat squad

Goalkeepers: Kim Seung-gyu (Al Shabab), Jo Hyeon-woo (Ulsan), Song Bum-keun (Shonan Bellmare)

Defenders: Kim Young-gwon (Ulsan), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), Jung Seung-hyun (Ulsan), Kim Ju-sung (FC Seoul), Kim Ji-soo (Brentford), Seol Young-woo (Ulsan), Kim Tae-hwan (Ulsan), Lee Ki-je (Suwon), Kim Jin-su (Jeonbuk)

Midfielders: Park Yong-woo (Al Ain), Hwang In-beom (Red Star Belgrade), Hong Hyun-seok (Gent), Lee Soon-min (Gwangju), Lee Jae-sung (Mainz), Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Jeong Woo-yeong (Stuttgart), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolves), Moon Seon-min (Jeonbuk), Park Jin-seob (Jeonbuk), nan Hyun-jun (Celtic)

Strikers: Cho Gue-sung (Midtjylland), Oh Hyeon-gyu (Celtic)

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