“The Football Association needs to reflect”… Growing scandal over Ahn Deok-soo revelation

Son Heung-min Rehabilitation Trainer Association sniping
SNS “Room 2701, something beyond common sense”
Association “Those who couldn’t be hired without qualifications”

▲ Korean national soccer team and Ahn Deok-soo (center white short-sleeved T-shirt) trainer.
Ahn Deok-soo Trainer’s Instagram

Ahn Deok-soo, a personal rehabilitation trainer for Son Heung-min (Tottenham), wrote an article aimed at the Korea Football Association.

Ahn, who is known to have contributed to Son Heung-min’s recovery miraculously, told a social network service (SNS) in Qatar on the 6th, “A lot of things happened in Room 2701 (not the national team’s accommodation).” If you give it to me, you will be able to learn more about things beyond common sense.” He then announced his existence and expressed his dissatisfaction with the Football Association, saying, “There will be a future for Korean football only when we reflect on and improve on this incident.”

Apart from the association medical team, Ahn stayed in the same hotel as the national team players and helped players such as Son Heung-min take care of their bodies. As it became known that Son Heung-min paid the cost of Unit 2701 and that there was no support from the association, controversy spread that the association passed on the costs that should be borne by the association.

It was confirmed that Son Heung-min, Cho Kyu-seong, Jung Woo-young, Son Jun-ho, Kim Jin-soo, and Hwang Ui-jo, as well as Son Heung-min, also clicked ‘Like’ in the disclosure, and fans who accumulated complaints about the association tended to sympathize with Ahn’s writing.

Regarding Ahn, the association explained, “He was the person who served as Son Heung-min’s personal rehabilitation trainer in the previous A match.” An official added, “I understand that the team cooperated so that they could reserve a different floor of the hotel where they stayed and offered the cost, but they refused to accept it.” He also said, “When we published a job posting in the related field last year, this person did not apply, and we were able to hire only when the issue of certification was resolved.”

Until now, it is known that there has been no contact between the association and Mr. Ahn. Instead, the association is in a position to check the facts with the coaching staff. It is said that Ahn did not respond to her media contact at all.

Senior Reporter Lim Byung-seon

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