Son's form not a concern, says Korea Republic's Bento
Seoul: Paulo Bento says he is not concerned about Son Heung-min’s lack of goals in the Premier League after naming the Tottenham Hotspur attacker in his squad for Korea Republic’s friendlies against Costa Rica and Cameroon on Tuesday.
Son, who was joint top scorer in last year’s Premier League, has yet to find the back of the net since the season started last month but the 30-year-old’s scoring drought will not prompt Bento to discuss the issue with his captain when the squad meet on Monday.
Qualifiers - Group C: Japan flex muscles; Palestine cruise past Guam
Vientiane: Japan opened their AFC U20 Asian Cup™ Uzbekistan 2023 Qualifiers campaign with a 4-0 victory over Laos, while Palestine secured their first win of their campaign, defeating Guam 5-0 in Group C at the National Stadium KM16 in Laos on Monday.
Japan’s win is a boost in their bid to qualify for the Finals, with only the top team from the group assured of an automatic place in Uzbekistan 2023.