The national soccer team gathered in Busan today (Dec. 12) to begin preparations for an evaluation match. Coach Klinsmann emphasized the “passion” of the U-20 team.
As many fans gathered to see the national team in Busan for the first time in four years, Coach Klinsmann first praised the U-20 team for their four-place finish at the World Cup, and emphasized the passion the seniors have for next year’s Asian Cup.
[Klinsmann/Football Head Coach: Big kudos to the U-20s for reaching the quarterfinals of the World Cup. It’s a tremendous success. I hope our players show the same passion and determination].
Klinsmann’s first handpicked squad since taking over in March was missing “defensive nucleus” Kim Min-jae and Kim Young-kwon, but the attacking lineup, led by captain Son Heung-min, was even hotter.
Frontline strikers Hwang Eui-jo and Cho Kyu-sung scored back-to-back goals in the K League yesterday, while Lee Kang-in joined the squad after a stellar season in Spain.먹튀검증
Add to that the return of Hwang Hee-chan, who was injured during the March trial,
[Hwang Hee-chan/Forward: I think our goal for the two games is to play our best and show fun football].
Hong Hyun-seok, who has a goal and nine assists for Belgium this season, will be looking to make his A-match debut.
[Hong Hyun-seok/Midfielder: I want to score my debut goal, or I’ll try to assist with a kill pass].
The Taegeuk Warriors will look to fill the power leak in their defense with a more fiery attack to lead them to their first win since the inauguration of Klinsmann.