South Korea national team head coach Shin Tae-young has confirmed that Tottenham Hotspur striker Son Heung-min is able to train with the Taeguk Warriors, following his arm injury which he suffered in an embarrassing defeat against Qatar.
However, the team’s captain Ki Sung-Yueng remains in the recovery progress, after undergoing a knee surgery during the Premier League close season.
According to Shin, Ki “has begun jogging” but is still “questionable” whether he can play an important World Cup qualifier match against Iran on August 31.
“Son has joined his team in training, and Ki has begun jogging. However, for Ki, it is still questionable whether he could be fit enough to play the matches or not”, Shin told Yonhap News.
South Korea is in second place in Group A of Asia’s World Cup 2018 qualification. The Taeguk Warriors are just one point ahead of Uzbekistan with just two games remaining. The two teams will face each other on September 5.