“I’m ready to play.” Song Min-gyu is back in Hwang Sun-hong’s 13 goals of 2G…Lee Kangin is a bonus!

The coach asked me if I could play in the next game, so I said yes.”

South Korea’s Asian Games squad, led by Hwang Sun-hong, kicked off training at 8 p.m. (local time) on Wednesday at Jinhua No. 1 Middle School in Jinhua, China.

After securing first place in Group E with a 9-0 win over Kuwait in the first match and a 4-0 victory over Thailand in the second, the team will face Bahrain in the third match at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium on Thursday.무지개토토

There were no injuries in the two-match sweep. That’s good news for the Asian Games team, which had to play seven games in a short period of time.

There”s more good news. Song Mingyu is back in action.

The South Korean Asian Games soccer team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, held an official training session at Aiqing High School in Jinhua, China, on Monday afternoon. Korea will play its first match against Kuwait tomorrow (Nov. 19). South Korea’s Song Min-gyu warms up with a run. 2023.09.18 / dreamer@osen.co.kr

Song Min-kyu warmed up by himself during training on Sept. 18. Song Min-kyu ran on the field by himself for the entirety of the 15 minutes of open training time given to reporters. A Korea Football Association (KFA) official said, “Song Min-kyu has been doing recovery training,” explaining that the injury was not serious enough to prevent him from playing, but he did not participate in team training.

On the 22nd, he was grouped separately with Lee Han-beom, Kim Jung-hoon, Min Sung-joon, Choi Joon, and Park Kyu-hyun for a brief warm-up. Of course, there was Lee Kang-in.

Goalkeeper Kim Jung-hoon, Min Sung-joon, Song Min-kyu, and Lee Kang-in have yet to play in a match, while Lee Han-beom and Park Kyu-hyun started the first game and were rested for the second. Choi Jun came on as a late substitute in Game 2 after being rested in Game 1. These are the players with less playing time.

However, Song Min-kyu was at the team’s training session today. In particular, he practiced rondo (stealing the ball) with the “first team” players, including Seol Young-woo, Cho Young-wook, Park Jin-seop, Choi Jun, Park Jin-seop, and Baek Seung-ho.

Song Min-kyu is one of Hwang Sun-hong’s key offensive resources with his excellent burst and link-up play. He made a name for himself with the Pohang Steelers in the 2020 season, scoring 10 goals and adding six assists in 27 league appearances, and is currently playing for Jeonbuk Hyundai in the 2023 season, scoring six goals and adding two assists in 25 league appearances.

In the first and second legs, Hwang Sun-hong scored 13 goals without Song Min-kyu. Jung Woo-young and Cho Young-wook recorded hat tricks and multi-goal games in the first leg, while Baek Seung-ho, Uhm Won-sang, Park Jae-yong, Hong Hyun-seok, Uhm Won-sang, and Lee Jae-ik scored goals. Ahn Jae-jun also scored for the second consecutive game.

“The coach also asked me if I could play in the next game, so I said yes,” said Song Min-kyu, who was interviewed at the training center on the 23rd. “I wanted to play, but when I talked to him, he said he wanted me to play in full physical condition and not overdo it, so I was more patient and watched the game.”

“As a striker, you have to have the desire to score goals and you have to be confident. If I get to play another game, I’ll definitely do my best to score a goal,” he said, adding that he was eager to score.

With the likes of Uhm Won-sang and Chung Woo-young already a threat on the flanks, Song Min-gyu’s addition to the squad could prove invaluable in the tight schedule of the tournament.

There’s more good news. Lee Kang-in has joined the team training. Lee Kang-in is not a “bonus” as the title suggests, but after traveling 21 days to join the squad, he is expected to make a brief appearance as a substitute in the third game.

Meanwhile, Song Min-kyu and Lee Kang-in practiced side-by-side as a team. They could start or come off the bench against Bahrain on the 24th.

‘Callouses on blisters’ Iyeri on why he dropped out of the AG race…but the head of the national team saw it differently “You can’t throw more than 80 overs with blisters”

Lee Eui-ri (21) was suddenly excluded from the entry a day before the national team’s call-up due to blisters. Contrary to the KIA club’s opinion that he developed calluses after recovering blisters, Ryu Joong-il, the national team coach, expressed his view that Lee Eui-ri will not be able to play the role of a starting pitcher with blisters.

Before the national team’s first training session at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul on the 23rd, Hangzhou national baseball team manager Ryu Joong-il met with reporters and revealed why he replaced left-hander Lee Eui-ri with outfielder Yoon Dong-hee.

Lee Eui-ri suddenly failed to go to Hangzhou on the 22nd, a day before the national team’s call-up, citing his recovery from a finger injury. The Korea Baseball Softball Association’s Performance Improvement Committee and the KBO Power Enhancement Committee explained the reason for the replacement of the objection, saying, “I am recovering from a finger injury but it is difficult to show the best performance during the tournament.”

Lee Eui-ri suffered from injury after winning his 10th win of the season against Kiwoom in Gwangju on Aug. 16. He took 10 days off after being substituted in four innings after injuring his shoulder against KT in Suwon on August 22, and had an 11-day recovery period due to blisters on his left middle finger during the match against LG in Gwangju on the 9th. Lee Eui-ri returned from the match against Hanwha in Daejeon on the 21st without any abnormalities through a detailed examination, but he was sluggish with two hits and three outs and five runs (four earned runs) in the first ⅓ inning. He made the worst pitch in front of coach Ryu Joong-il and Cho Gye-hyun, chairman of the power reinforcement committee.

According to the KIA club, Lee Eui-ri is in good health with both shoulders and fingers. Fingers, which caused a blister controversy, are also known to have calluses again and do not interfere with pitching. KIA, which is in the midst of a ranking fight, carefully checked Lee Eui-ri’s physical condition and put him on the mound of the first division.

Then, why did Lee Eui-ri fail to play for the national team. Coach Ryu said, “I feel sorry that Lee Eui-ri has been replaced for the last time,” adding, “I saw Lee Eui-ri be plastered with a finger blister 15 days ago, and the responsible trainer kept checking. Later, I went to see Lee Eui-ri start in Daejeon on the 21st. “The way you see it may be a little different, but I saw the blister before throwing, and the blister after throwing less than two innings that day,” he explained.

The head of the national team judged that Lee Eui-ri, the end of Janggo, would have difficulty in starting pitcher duties in the aftermath of blisters. Manager Ryu said, “Lee Eui-ri is the best left-hander in Korea. He is the main player who should be in charge of the match against Taiwan and Japan, he said. “But it was like that in my eyes. It was questionable whether he could play more than 7 to 80 as a starter in this blister condition. “I thought a lot about it, but I decided to replace it because I judged that the starting pitcher could not throw more than 80,” he said.스포츠토토

Koo Chang-mo and Lee Eui-ri were also excluded from the entry, and manager Ryu was in a position to make the starting lineup only as a right-handed pitcher. But there is no concern. Coach Ryu said, “Koo Chang-mo and Lee Eui-ri are both the best left-handers in Korea, so they have difficulties, but we have Kwak Bin and Park Se-woong. The KBO League has more left-handed hitters than right-handed ones. “I believe the two players will do well because they also faced left-handed hitters well,” he said.

We could also hear the reason why he chose outfielder Yoon Dong-hee instead of pitcher Lee Eui-ri as a substitute. “There were 12 pitchers,” Ryu said. There was a replacement candidate, and I thought a lot about it,” he said. “There were only three outfielders, so I was deeply concerned about who to use when one person was injured. I was going to write Kim Hye-sung, Kang Baek-ho, and Kim Ji-chan, but Yoon Dong-hee did the best at the end. That’s why I decided to pick an outfielder,” he explained.

Ryu, who led the gold medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games, will also run for the gold medal in this event. Coach Ryu said, “I will focus all my efforts on the preliminary match against Taiwan to win the group.” I will definitely win a gold medal in Hangzhou and repay the people’s support,” he promised.

The national team will conduct training on the 23rd and 24th, and then check its sense of practice with Sangmu on the 26th. After the final training on the 27th, he will leave for Hangzhou, China, the land of the showdown, on the 28th. Both training and practice games are held at Gocheok Sky Dome.

Consider retirement if there is no proposal for ‘Manchester United Legend’ or ‘Big Club X Number One’ that was kicked out of ‘Shock’ Old Trafford

David de Gea is rumored to be considering retirement.

“De Gea could retire if he is not offered the number one role at a major club,” Jamie Jackson, a reporter for the British newspaper The Guardian, reported exclusively on Wednesday (July 23). He left Manchester United last summer when his contract expired,” Jackson reported.

“De Gea has turned down several offers, including from Saudi Arabia. Money is not a motivator. De Gea is waiting for the right club and a manager who believes in him to keep him in form. At 33, he wants a club to compete for major honors (trophies)

Until last season, Mourinho was considered one of the last legacies of Alex Ferguson’s reign. Since joining United in 2011, Mourinho has been in charge of an Old Trafford goal that has been shaky since Edwin van der Sar. He was praised for his lightning reflexes and fantastic saves.

However, his form has faltered rapidly of late. His clean sheets have increased noticeably. In every important game, he made a fatal mistake that didn’t live up to his name, disappointing fans.

De Gea’s contract with United expired on June 30. United held out to sign De Gea to a lower weekly wage, even though he had agreed to a significant pay cut. United are looking to strengthen across all positions and are tinkering with the existing salary structure. De Gea is one of the highest paid players in England, so a cut was inevitable.

But that’s how it ended. De Gea would eventually leave Old Trafford. In July, United announced on their website: “De Gea is leaving. After 12 years with the club, he will be remembered as one of the greatest goalkeepers in its history.”

“It takes a tremendous amount of skill and character to play even one game for United. For (De Gea) to make 545 appearances in 12 years is a special achievement. “For him to have played 545 times in 12 years is a special achievement, especially in the goalkeeping position, where the spotlight is on him in every game.

“To be voted Player of the Year four times each by the fans and his peers is a testament to his quality and class. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the club’s history. We are grateful for his contribution to our 25 clean sheets last season. All the players and staff wish De Gea all the best.”

Director John Murtagh added: “De Gea leaves United with the deepest respect and warmest thanks from everyone at the club. His record of appearances and clean sheets, surpassed only by Alex Stepney and Peter Schmeichel, shows what a great player he was.”스포츠토토

“He will be missed by all of us who have had the privilege of working with him over the past 12 years. De Gea will always be part of the United family and we look forward to welcoming him back to Old Trafford as a club legend.”

In De Gea’s place, United have signed Andre Onana, a protege of Van Gaal. On his arrival in the Premier League (PL), Onana said: “It is an incredible honor to join United. I have worked hard my whole life for this moment. It will be another incredible experience to be at Old Trafford and contribute to the team towards our goals. With new teammates, new ambitions, a new journey begins for me. Manchester United has had some amazing goalkeepers in its long history. I will give everything to create my own story. I am very happy to be working with Van Gaal again, I know what he has in mind for this great club. Together we will achieve success,” he said, vowing to do his best to revive the franchise.

De Gea searched for a new club. Real Madrid had been linked to him in the past. “Real have entered the transfer market to find a replacement for Thibaut Courtois,” said Spain’s As. Courtois will be out for at least six months with an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury and is expected to undergo surgery. Real have been in contact with De Gea, who is out of contract at United this summer. De Gea has tons of experience and is no stranger to the game, having spent eight years at Atletico Madrid as a youngster. As a free agent, there would be no need for lengthy negotiations. He is expected to return to Madrid, the city of his birth.”

However, the move to the Santiago Bernabeu did not materialize. Real turned to Kepa Arrizabalaga instead of De Gea. Kepa had an up-and-down start to his Chelsea career, but he was given a number of chances last season and gradually improved his form. He was expected to secure a starting spot after teammate and rival Edouard Mendy left for Saudi Arabia, but Robert Sanchez arrived from Brighton. In the end, Kepa joined Real.

De Gea was a lame duck again, unable to find a new team before the transfer window closed. He’ll have to wait for the winter transfer window next January. This time, Spanish clubs have made contact. “De Gea is still without a club after his contract expired at Manchester United,” said Spanish publication Pichajes. Real Betis have targeted De Gea. They wanted Claudio Bravo, but negotiations didn’t go as planned. As a result, Betis are looking for a new goalkeeper and De Gea is perfect. You don’t want to miss out on the possibility of getting a goalkeeper of his caliber for free. However, Betis are not the only club interested. Valencia are also trying to bring in the experienced De Gea.”

De Gea’s career has been on hold since he was forced out of Old Trafford, and The Guardian claims that he could consider retirement if he doesn’t receive an offer from a club competing in the major competitions. Money is certainly not a consideration, as the Saudis, who lured Cristiano Ronaldo with astronomical salaries, have also turned down the likes of Karim Benzema, N’Golo Kante, and Neymar. As The Guardian notes, he wants a club to compete for trophies. However, no mega club has been linked with De Gea. The once stalwart guardian of Old Trafford is falling without wings.

CEO Kim Byung-ji said, “If you become like Yang Hyun-joon and Kim Min-jae, Gangwon will get 1 billion ↑.”

Kim Byung-ji (53), president of Gangwon FC, remained a “soccer man” after hanging up his goalkeeping gloves in 2015. He met soccer fans through broadcasting as a commentator and YouTuber.

Since 2021, Kim has been a soccer administrator, serving as vice president of the Korea Football Association (KFA). Since the 2023 season, he has been the head coach of Gangwon. He has made an impact across the club, including improving the treatment of staff and players.

“Gangwon has seen a 67% increase in attendance from last year,” said Kim. It is encouraging to think that we can accomplish a lot through the efforts of the secretariat staff while managing.” In fact, Gangwon’s average attendance per game increased from 2165 last year to 6056 this year. Attendance at K League clubs has increased across the board this season, which Kangwon credits to aggressive marketing.

Kim Byung-ji, who has been working to improve the treatment of club members, including raising the salaries of the secretariat staff, since taking over as president of the club, said, “The base must be in place so that the best resources can come into the club and be retained. It’s that level. We wanted to create a space where people want to work and stay.”

Kim Byung-ji’s name came up the most this season when Yang Hyun-joon was on the verge of moving to Celtic. At the time, Kim was criticized for not letting Yang go. However, after the club and Yang reached a dramatic agreement and the transfer fee was announced, Kim’s “negotiating power” was highlighted.

Initially, Celtic offered 2 million euros ($2.84 billion) for Yang, but Gangwon and Celtic agreed to a final fee of 2.75 million euros ($3.9 billion). That’s more than 1 billion won more than the initial offer. It was a “win-win” for both Gangwon and Yang. With the money from the sale of Yang Hyun-jun, Gangwon has acquired several quality players during the summer transfer window.스포츠토토

“When you send a player, you have to do it well. You have to evaluate the player’s value correctly. Our club also had to prepare for the following.” “We also inserted a sell-on clause. If Yang Hyun-joon becomes like Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) and Son Heung-min (Tottenham), our club will receive more than 1 billion won (in case of Yang’s transfer).” Kim credits his experience negotiating with clubs without an agent for 24 years as a player as a key to his success.

There is “homework,” however. Gangwon finished 11th out of 12 teams in the K League 1 this season, putting them at risk of relegation. “If you look at Suwon Samsung and Suwon FC, who are competing with us, the recent performance and atmosphere is quite good. If we survive, we will build a squad that can compete in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) next year through aggressive marketing and player recruitment.”

Thank you Austin! I was skeptical about the home rush and missed throw, so I scored comfortably…A hot hug from the dinosaurs who caught the twins

Kim Hyung-jun, who scored the game-winning run after a relentless home rush, embraced Seo Ho-cheol, who had hit an RBI single, to celebrate the victory.

The NC Dinos won 5-4 against LG on April 22 at Jamsil Baseball Stadium.

With the score tied at 4-4 in the top of the ninth inning, Kim Hyung-joon singled against the opposing closer, Ko Woo-seok, to create a chance. The next batter, Son As-seob, threw a wild pitch, allowing Kim to steal second base.메이저사이트

Son struck out, and Seo Ho-cheol, who had hit a two-out double in his previous at-bat, stepped up to the plate.

Seo lined a single to right field against Ko Woo-seok. Seo’s well-placed hit between the first and second base lines rolled in front of Hong Chang-ki, who threw the ball to Austin for the replay. At this point, Austin’s throw to home was deflected.

You could see the disbelief on Kim Hyung-jun’s face as he rushed home. After seeing a gesture from third base coach Lee Jong-wook to go home, Kim rushed around third base and scored as Austin’s throw went wide.

The game ended with a 5-4 NC victory. After the game, the NC players gathered on the mound to celebrate the victory, and Kim shared a big hug with Seo Ho-cheol, who hit the game-winning hit.

Pochettino’s grumpy + master soldier pushed Chelsea to 14th

It is true that Chelsea’s biggest problem currently is too many injuries, but Pochettino’s problem also plays a significant role.

Chelsea is currently ranked 14th in the league with 1 win, 2 draws and 2 losses, 5 goals scored and 5 conceded. Chelsea did not face a difficult opponent. Liverpool-West Ham-Luton Town-Nottingham-Bournemouth faced relatively easy opponents except Liverpool.

Pochettino said after the game against Bournemouth: “The fans will be disappointed with the current situation. But I’m not worried. “Because we know what we are doing,” he reassured fans.메이저사이트

Pochettino’s biggest problem is that he has no plan B. The reason fans are disappointed is because the tactics are clearly different from the preseason. In the preseason, he used 4 backs, overwhelming the opponent and scoring a lot of goals, but in the regular league, he used 3 backs, and currently scored 5 goals and conceded 5 goals in 5 games, showing neither offense nor defense.

If we look closely at the problem with the tactic, the first method is to raise Enzo after Chukwuemeka was injured. Enzo, who took Chukwuemeka’s position, is putting forward pressure as a player with playmaking skills, and leaves the build-up to Gallagher, who is lacking on the ball. Additionally, Marlowe Gusteau is a player whose offensive ability is weak, as Reece James is taking his place due to an injury. Against Gusto, Pochettino is only executing attacks on the right side. Also, on the left side, wingbacks and centerbacks Chilwell and Colwill were replaced with wingers and fullbacks, creating a strange tactic.

This tactic makes little use of the left wing attack and does not use the good playmaker resource of Enzo at all, so Sterling on the right wing has to lead the entire attack.

If you look closely at the right attack, all attack directions start from Gusteau and Sterling. Also, because the left attack is Chilwell and Colwill, unlike the other side, their attack power is at a level of zero. This shows very clearly that if only the right side is blocked by the opposing defense, the attack will be blocked.

Additionally, it is not possible to find the most optimal position for the players. Ben Chilwell is a wingback, not a winger. He’s really good offensively, so he’s got speed, clutch ability and shooting ability, but because he’s basically a wingback, he doesn’t have the on-the-ball ability of a winger. However, Pochettino is using Chilwell as a winger.

Next is Conor Gallagher. Gallagher’s best and most preferred position is not the third-line midfielder, but the 2.5-line midfielder, half a space ahead of him. In this position, he showed his best side by utilizing his unique activity level and box hitting ability. However, he is currently in the third line at Chelsea and is building up as a player with poor passing skills.

There is also a problem with Enzo Fernandez’s position. He is a player who has the advantage of leading the build-up and solving the game in the third line. However, Pochettino asks him to press forward and uses him more offensively, so his strengths are lost as he becomes isolated.

Lastly, Pochettino is not changing this tactic. If playmakers like Nkunku and Chukwuemeka are out due to injury, the tactics that worked well will have to be changed, but he is still sticking to the same tactics as above.

First, Gusteau, who has no offensive ability, should be lowered again and Mudric and Chilwell, who have excellent offensive ability, should be used as wingers and fullbacks on the left. In fact, in the match against Bournemouth, Mudric played as a winger and showed his best performance for Chelsea, raising expectations.

Also, Enzo’s position should be lowered and Gallagher’s position should be raised. Gallagher is a player with an advantage in his activity level, so he will act as an engine in the midfield. Naturally, Enzo and Caicedo, who have lost their dedicated markings, can distribute the ball upwards, so the attack will run more smoothly.

Ultimately, Chelsea’s current problem lies with the manager. There is also talk about Pochettino’s tactics and formation locally. Chelsea already has 12 injured players, and we know that Chelsea’s tactics need to be changed again, so Chelsea must return to their good pre-season form.

‘Leaving the country again after 5 days’ Klinsman, but what he needs now is learning and respecting Korean culture

Jürgen Klinsmann, the head coach of the South Korean national soccer team, has flown out of the country again, sparking outrage among soccer fans.

According to the Korea Football Association (KFA), Klinsmann left for Los Angeles (LA) via Incheon International Airport on July 19 (KST). After attending to his personal affairs in the United States, Klinsmann will travel to Europe to inspect the European side.

Originally, after the A-match period in September, Klinsmann was scheduled to watch Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich play to see Kim Min-jae and then hold meetings with European club officials. Aware of the deteriorating public opinion in Korea, Klinsmann rescheduled and returned to Korea with the team.

Upon his return, Klinsmann visited a K League 1 match between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Gangwon FC at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 16th. On the 17th, he watched FC Seoul take on Gwangju FC at Seoul World Cup Stadium.

He showed some interest in the league, but that was it. Klinsmann hopped on a plane to Los Angeles. On the 14th, he had only been in Korea for five days. This brings his total stay in Korea to just over 70 days.안전놀이터

“It’s important for a national team coach to have an international perspective, to see the trends and changes in modern soccer, and to talk to the federation about how we can do better in major tournaments,” he said at an online press conference on the 17th.

Despite Klinsmann’s words, the Korean national team hasn’t been able to adapt its tactics to modern soccer since his arrival. Against Wales, their first A-match opponent in September, South Korea managed just one shot on target. Against Saudi Arabia, the performance was slightly better, but still frustrating.

Above all, Klinsmann has forgotten the most important job of a national team coach. This is respect for the country’s soccer federation and fans. Klinsmann should be in South Korea right now learning about the culture and getting to know the country, but he’s not doing any of that.

Klinsmann once advised Harry Kane, who joined Bayern Munich from Tottenham Hotspur, to “wear traditional German clothes and eat sausages”. It’s about respecting the local culture. What Klinsmann said to Kane applies equally to you. What Klinsmann needs to do now is not to travel abroad, but to get to know the culture and fans of South Korea.

Klinsmann, who beat Saudi Arabia, overtakes Australia and is third in the FIFA rankings

The South Korean men’s national soccer team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, has improved its ranking in the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) from 28th to 26th.

According to the latest FIFA rankings released on July 21, South Korea moved up from 28th in July to 26th.굿모닝토토

The 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in September’s A match is believed to have contributed to the rise. South Korea’s FIFA ranking, which was 25th last year, dropped to 28th after Klinsmann’s appointment due to a winless streak in A matches in March and June before rebounding to 26th.

This puts South Korea third in Asia behind Japan (19th) and Iran (21st).

Australia moved up to 27th in June, surpassing Korea, but dropped to fourth in Asia as Korea’s ranking rose.

Argentina, winners of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, retained the top spot. France remains at No. 2, Brazil at No. 3, England at No. 4, Belgium at No. 5, Croatia at No. 6, and the Netherlands at No. 7.

Portugal moved up from 9th to 8th, and Italy dropped from 8th to 9th.

Morocco moved up from 14th to 13th, while Switzerland dropped to 14th.

Germany lost to Japan in the September A match but beat France to remain at No. 15.

Colombia moved up from 17th to 16th. Uruguay dropped to 17th.

Denmark moved from 19th to 18th, and Japan moved from 20th to 19th. Senegal dropped from 18th to 20th.

Iran rose from 22nd to 21st, while Peru dropped to 22nd.

One spot above South Korea at No. 25 is Austria. The Austrians, who are undefeated in A-matches this year, jumped from 29th to 25th.

“I run like a grandmother, end the relationship” with an annual salary of 42.5 billion won and a batting average.190…the Yankees Catastrophe

Giancarlo Stanton (34-New York Yankees), the “glass half full” who used to have nothing to worry about as long as he wasn’t sick. Now he’s not even healthy. Mired in a 1-percent batting average, he has become a liability, a disaster for the Yankees. The $32 million-a-year, 402-homer hitter is a liability.

Stanton batted fourth in the lineup against the Toronto Blue Jays on April 20, but was silent in four at-bats. Two strikeouts and a walk were his worst at-bats, as the Yankees lost 1-6.토토사이트

In the first inning, with runners on first and second, Yusei Kikuchi struck out on three pitches from Toronto starter Yusei Varlamov. After leading off the fourth inning, he struck out on Kikuchi’s four-pitch low and away curveball.

With runners on first and second in the sixth, he pulled a five-pitch slider from Toronto reliever Yimi Garcia and grounded to shortstop for a 6-4-3 double play. It was a deep grounder, three yards, and there was plenty of room at first base. He sprinted, but Stanton was too slow. The Yankees home fans erupted in boos.

Stanton saved the day in the final inning. In the bottom of the ninth, he came through with a bases-loaded single. He swung at Nate Pearson’s three-pitch fastball low and outside, and there was a big difference between the ball and the bat. He swung wildly and ended up pulling a four-seam low slider and grounding out to third, ending the game with a 5-4-3 double play.

Through 96 games this season, Stanton is batting .276 (150-for-352) with 24 home runs, 58 RBIs, 40 doubles, 114 walks, a .426 on-base percentage and a .702 OPS. Lowest batting average among 225 hitters with 350 or more plate appearances. His 1-for-1 batting average is a career first, and his OPS is a career low.

After going on the disabled list in mid-April with a sore left hamstring, Stanton returned in early June and hasn’t missed a beat in four months, but his numbers continue to slide. He still has the power to hit over 20 homers, but his accuracy is poor and his production is down. He can also play outfield defense, but his range is too narrow because he can’t sprint as well as he used to due to a hamstring injury. Doesn’t help his offense.

New York outlet NJ.com argued after the game that the Yankees should get rid of Stanton, a high-priced player, under the headline “How the Yankees should dump Stanton, an injury-prone, 1-for-9 hitter who plays like a grandmother. The outlet concluded, “Stanton, who has 400 career homers, has become a liability for the Yankees to deal with in the offseason. For the money he’s being paid, he shouldn’t be batting below .200 in 100 or so games. He’s unbelievably slow on the run. In his last 10 games, he’s 2-for-35 with 16 strikeouts. It’s pathetic,” he said.

“Stanton is becoming a right-handed version of Joey Gallo (Minnesota Twins). But Gallo can catch fly balls in the outfield, and he’s not that slow.” “Stanton turns 34 in November. If the Yankees really want to win, they need to end their relationship with Stanton, no matter the cost. They need to give Aaron Judge the designated hitter spot from time to time. They should replace him with a left-handed bat who plays better defense and doesn’t run like a turtle. If that’s what it takes to get rid of Stanton, we need to do it. It’s time.

Media outlets have suggested that the team should demote Stanton to the bench to clear his no-trade clause and send him to a team like the Los Angeles Angels, but it’s doubtful that’s realistic. Stanton, who is making $32 million this year, has four years and $118 million remaining on his contract: $32 million in each of 2024 and 2025, $29 million in 2026 and $25 million in 2027. While $10 million in each of 2026 and 2027 will be matched by his former team, the Miami Marlins, the Yankees will have to pay nearly $100 million.

Fall baseball is far from over for the Yankees, who fell to fourth place in the American League East this year (76 wins), and the futures of general manager Brian Cashman and manager Aaron Boone are unclear after the season. A rebuild is expected, but Stanton is unlikely to be one of the targets. His remaining contract and salary make it difficult to move him. His decline is so pronounced that it’s almost impossible to find a team willing to trade him. It would be catastrophic for the Yankees if they don’t revitalize.

‘Sonke Duo Reunion?’ Why Kane’s return to Tottenham is difficult despite Levy’s ‘buyback clause’

Tottenham Hotspur Chairman Daniel Levy announced that a buy-back clause was inserted into Harry Kane’s contract.

Global sports media ‘The Athletic’ reported on the 20th (Korean time), “Chairman Levy confirmed the existence of a buyback clause for Kane.”

Tottenham held a fan forum on the 19th local time. Attending this event were Tottenham coach Anger Postekoglou and Tottenham captain Son Heung-min along with Chairman Levy. Robert Villaham, Tottenham women’s team coach, and Bethany England, a member of the England women’s national soccer team, also attended.온라인바카라

At a Tottenham fan forum, Levy revealed a shocking fact. He said that when he sent Kane to Bayern Munich, he included a buy-back clause, which is the right to re-sign the player. The existence of a buyback clause was revealed, but specific conditions were not mentioned.

Kane was Tottenham’s iconic striker. He grew up in Tottenham’s youth team and began being used as a starting striker in the 2014/15 season. Afterwards, Kane went beyond England and became a world-class striker. Kane was the top scorer in the EPL three times at Tottenham and became Tottenham’s all-time leading scorer with 280 goals. He also scored 213 goals in the EPL, ranking second in the most goals in the EPL after Alan Shearer (260 goals).

Last season, Tottenham finished 8th in the league and failed to advance to European competition for the first time in 13 years since the 2009/10 season. With Tottenham’s poor performance, Joopo Kane quickly emerged as a hot item in the summer transfer market. Kane’s contract with Tottenham had only one year left. Next summer, Tottenham would not be able to receive a transfer fee by sending Kane out as a free agent.

Manchester United, Real Madrid, etc. approached to recruit Kane, but gave up their intention due to Chairman Levy’s hard-line attitude, who demanded 100 million pounds (about 164.7 billion won) for Kane. Munich was different. Munich, who needed a front-line striker, made four offers to sign Kane. After intense negotiations with Tottenham, Munich acquired Kane for 120 million euros (approximately 170.4 billion won) including options.

If what Chairman Levy said is true, there is a slight possibility of Kane returning to Tottenham. If Kane returns to Tottenham, he will be able to see the ‘Sonke duo’ again. Son Heung-min and Kane were soulful attack partners who boasted fantastic chemistry. The two, who started playing together in the 2015/16 season, have scored a total of 47 goals together over 8 seasons. The two players currently hold the record for the most joint goals in the EPL.

But realistically, Kane’s return to Tottenham is not easy. Even if there was a buyback clause, Chairman Levy may have limited the timing of its activation. A representative example is when Tottenham brought in Sergio Reguilon from Real Madrid in the summer of 2020, they included a buyback clause of 40 million euros (about KRW 56.8 billion) that must be activated within two years.

Above all, the amount is likely to be greater than the transfer fee paid by Munich. Tottenham sold Kane and received 120 million euros, including options. The buyback amount in Kane’s contract is likely to be much higher than this. Tottenham’s highest transfer fee ever was the 62 million euros (about KRW 88.1 billion) paid for Tanguy Ndombele in the summer of 2019. It is unlikely that Tottenham will spend more than 100 million euros to bring in Kane.

Kane’s return to Tottenham could be discussed as his contract with Munich nears expiration. This summer, Kane signed a four-year contract with Munich. His contract period runs until June 2027. It remains to be seen whether Kane will choose to return to Tottenham during this period.