Paolo Guerrero (39), Peru’s ‘living legend’, solved a relationship with former colleague Son Heung-min after the Korean War.
On the 16th at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium, Korea played a national team friendly match and lost 0-1 to Peru. It is a draw (1 draw, 2 losses) in 3 matches under the coach Jurgen Klinsmann, which was launched in March. In the 11th minute of the first half, he could not overcome the opening goal allowed by Brian Reina.안전놀이터
Paolo Guerrero (left), Son Heung-min (second from left, Hamburg SV at the time). Getty Images Korea
In Peru, Guerrero, who ate together with Son Heung-min in Hamburg, started. However, after the end of the season, Son Heung-min, who underwent a hernia operation, could not play, so the match did not take place. The two players met in Hamburg, Germany. Guerrero played for Hamburg in the German Bundesliga from 2006 to 2012. In the early 2010s, Son Heung-min was taking his first steps on the professional stage in Hamburg.
Guerrero also returned to the Peru national team after a long time. Guerrero, born in 1984, moved away from the Peruvian national team after October 2021, but returned after about a year and eight months to play in Korea. He played 108 A matches in his career, once again continuing the legend record. It has been 10 years since he played against Korea. Guerrero started and played 67 minutes in the A match held at Suwon World Cup Stadium in August 2013.
After the game, Guerrero ran to Son Heung-min and greeted him with a warm hug. In front of the locker room, we hung each other’s uniforms around our necks and talked.
Guerrero told the Peruvian media ‘Pistolero’, “I’ve known Son Heung-min since he was 18. So it was very important to see him. He’s a great player and we were together in Hamburg. Now he’s at Tottenham. Meeting him is very beautiful to me. It’s a job,” he said, expressing his feelings of reuniting with Son Heung-min.
Meanwhile, Korea, which lost in the game against Peru, will challenge El Salvador for the first time on the 20th at Daejeon World Cup Stadium. Peru will go to Japan on the 20th and face the Japanese national team at the Suita Soccer Stadium.