was given the key to the first win since the launch of Klinsmann.
The national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann
will play its first away game in Europe since its inception. At 3:45 a.m. on the 8th (Korean time)
the first-ever international match will be held against the Wales national team at Cardiff City Stadium in Wales, England.
On the 3rd and 4th, the K-League team, including coach Cha Du-ri
went to the decisive battle, and the European team that played the weekend game joined in one after another
making the team complete two days before kickoff.
25 Taegeuk warriors gathered at the Cardiff International Sports Campus in Wales and began full-scale tactical training.
After the match against Wales, Korea will move to Newcastle, England, and play its second match against Saudi Arabia on the 13th.
A friendly match or a match against Wales was an important event for Coach Klinsmann.
He has played 4 international matches since taking office last March, but has recorded 2 draws and 2 losses, and has not yet achieved a win in his debut as a Korean coach.
Among the foreign coaches who have led the national team in history
Coach Klinsmann is the only one without a win in four games.
In particular, the five foreign coaches who recently took charge
including Joe Bonfrere, Dick Advocaat, Pim Verbeek (Netherlands), Uli Stielike (Germany), and Paulo Bento (Portugal), all recorded victories in their debut games.
As it has only been about six months since he took office
it is too early to evaluate him solely based on his current results. However
due to the untimely ‘attendance controversy’, public trust in Director Klinsmann has plummeted.
Contrary to the promise he made when he was first appointed to the national team to stay in the country to discover ‘young guns’ and learn soccer culture, he stayed less than 70 days in the past six months.
In addition to frequent moves to the United States, where his home is located
he appeared on overseas broadcasts and made comments about star players that had nothing to do with the Korean national team, which attracted ‘ugly fur’.
He was naturally criticized for ignoring domestic players and only focusing on European players.
Ahead of this convocation, he appointed advisor Cha Du-ri, who mainly observed K-League players, as a coach, and selected new players such as Lee Soon-min (Gwangju) and Kim Jun-hong (Gimcheon) to quell the urgent fire.
Nevertheless, as there is great distrust towards him, both the content and result of the game against Wales must be determined.
The key is to achieve harmony between Europeans, K Leaguers, and new faces.
We can’t help but focus our attention on ‘Captain’ Son Heung-min.
In addition to his top-level performance, he also has friendliness and tolerance, and serves as the team’s spiritual leader.
He also wore the captain’s armband at his team Tottenham this season.
Son Heung-min, who gained the trust of his colleagues through his dedicated play in the early stages
made a great performance by scoring a hat trick in the fourth round of the English Premier League (EPL) against Burnley (Tottenham won 5-2) just before being called up. In particular
he started from his main position of left winger to the front line and scored a lot of goals.
Coach Klinsmann considers ‘Son Heung-min shift’ as the key to winning the game.
In the last A match, Son Heung-min was not limited to the side but was used in various ways
including as an attacking midfielder, to find a solution in the offensive line.
First of all, striker resources Cho Gyu-seong (Midtjylland) and Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic) recently recovered from an injury
and Hwang Ui-jo was unable to get a chance to play at Nottingham Forest, but was transferred on loan to Norwich City and has lost his sense of actual play.
There is a possibility that he will pull out the ‘Hand-Saw’ card, placing Son Heung-min at the forefront.
However, Coach Klinsmann considers it important to create space in the ‘second line area’ below the front line. Since Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), who played that role, is out due to injury, Son Heung-min can be placed as a ‘second line free role’.
In particular, if he is used as an attacking midfielder, his movement and offensive power can be maximized. The side has replacements such as Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) and Lee Jae-seong (Mainz).
Wales has Son Heung-min, defender Ben Davis, who has been with Tottenham for 9 seasons, and striker Brennan Johnson, who wore a Tottenham uniform this summer.
In addition, there are many players who know Son Heung-min well, including defender Joe Rodon (Leeds United), who moved on loan from Tottenham. In other words, the movement of other strikers around Son Heung-min and a single shot can decide the game. 안전놀이터
Fortunately, another European striker has a good sense of scoring. Hwang Hee-chan scored two goals in the EPL early in the season, and Lee Jae-seong scored one goal in the Bundesliga.
Belgian Leaguer’ Hong Hyun-seok (Gent) also soared with multiple goals in the Jupiler League before being called up.