“The only way is to train more and give the players the confidence that they can score goals.” (Coach Jurgen Klinsmann) “It’s not easy to
take off the clothes you’ve worn for four years at once.” (Son Heung-min)
Expecting the first win . Klins Manho, who had been doing it, added to the frustration by recording 1 draw and 1 loss in two June A-match evaluation matches with South American teams. After losing 0-1 in the match against Peru held in Busan on the 16th, in the match against El Salvador in Daejeon on the 20th, Hwang Eui-jo took the lead in the 4th minute of the second half, and scored an equalizer in a free kick situation with 3 minutes left in the second half. left
In particular, as El Salvador was a team that lost 0-6 in the first match between Japan and Asia on the 16th, the regret was greater. With the participation of Korean football ace Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and the rapid growth of Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), Klins Man-ho’s first victory was expected, but despite leading in possession and shooting, he missed more than four decisive scoring opportunities, drawing regretful exclamations. . Korea took a 14-5 lead in the number of shots on the day and showed a 4-1 advantage in effective shots, but only scored one goal, exposing its lack of decisiveness.
As a result, coach Klinsmann, a German star player, took office as the Korean national team coach on February 27, following coach Paulo Bento. continued the march. In their debut match against Colombia in March, they drew 2-2 and lost 1-2 against Uruguay.
He scored 4 goals and conceded 6 runs in 4 domestic evaluation matches, which is somewhat unexpected considering Klinsman’s attack-oriented coaching style. The offense only averages 1 goal in 4 games and has not lost a single goal. The lack of decisiveness in attack and anxiety in defense appeared as a result of 2 draws and 2 losses.
At the press conference after the game, coach Klinsman regretted his lack of goal decision saying, “I had a chance to score more than 4 goals, but I couldn’t save it.” There is only one way to give them the confidence that they exist,” he said. After all, he is saying that he has to take his time and refine the detailed play while matching the breath between the players.
In fact, coach Klinsman began a practical journey toward the goal of winning the 2024 Asian Cup by examining new players and various options to get out of Bento’s player system in this two-game series. ‘Golden Boy’ Lee Kang-in, who was shunned by the Bento system, was used as a key midfielder and gave wings, and Son Heung-min, along with Hwang Eui-jo, was put forward as a two-top, and various paving stone effects were checked.
Ahn Hyun-Beom (Jeju), Park Gyu-Hyun (Dresden), Park Yong-Woo, and Seol Young-Woo (Ulsan) were given opportunities to debut in an A-match to check their skills, and Son Heung-Min was appointed as a two-top player to check various card options. The appointment of Son Heung-min as a two-top player is one of the cards in preparation for various teams to face in the Asian Cup. It is an option when dealing with a team that comes down defensively, and depending on the opponent, he also revealed a plan to use Son Heung-min as an offensive midfielder along with Lee Kang-in to exert synergy in attack.
However, it is also true that even if it was an evaluation match that checked various possibilities, it is also true that the result of not winning in 4 games is regrettable. Klinsman is the only foreign coach who has led the Korean national team without a victory in the first four games. Compare that to Paulo Bento’s delightful start in September 2018, a 2-0 win on his debut against Costa Rica.
Coach Bento, who has been praised and criticized for his soccer that increases possession through ‘build-up soccer’, has won 19 wins, 6 draws and 1 loss in 26 matches played at home during his 4-year tenure. In other words, he raised the win rate by playing practical soccer through stable game management. On the other hand, coach Klinsman, who advocated attacking football, has yet to win in his first 4 games, so as much as expectations were high, regret is growing.
Regarding this, Son Heung-min said, “Coach Klinsman wants to put the play he wants on the players. “Why can’t you win a match like this?”먹튀검증
A successful transition to the new system requires many things. The midfield line under the Lee Kang-in system, the four-back line led by Kim Min-jae, and the offense line led by Son Heung-min seem to need more hardening and time to harmonize and maintain a balance between offense and defense. Klinsmanho, who is trying to transform into attacking football, continues to temper with the goal of winning the Asian Cup in Qatar in January 2024. Attention is focusing on what else he will show in the away game in Wales in September.