The Taegeuk Warriors leave behind the glory of the 2022 Qatar World Cup round of 16 and depart from the ‘Klinsman’. Attention is focused on what color manager Jurgen Klinsmann, who has declared attacking soccer, will show off, the attacking team competition and how to use Lee Kang-in. Attention is also focusing on whether coach Klinsman will be able to overturn concerns such as a long leadership vacuum and lack of tactics.
Korean national soccer team메이저놀이터 coach Klinsman and captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) attended an official press conference held at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium on the 23rd, the day before the first match of the March A match against Colombia. The national team will play two consecutive matches against Colombia on the 24th and Uruguay (Seoul World Cup Stadium) on the 28th.
Coach Klinsman said, “Colombia was unable to participate in the Qatar World Cup, but a new coach took over and the recent record of 3 wins and 1 draw is not bad. “It’s a game we have a lot to gain,” he said. He continued, “We will go through the process based on the psychological state and ability of the players,” and “If the two are combined, the results will come out. Of course, I hope victory will follow.”
Son Heung-min said, “I was busy returning to my team after the Winter World Cup,” and “It was regrettable that I returned without saying thanks to the domestic fans, but I will greet you with a fun game.”
The competition for the national team’s attacking team also begins. Qatar World Cup reserve player Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic) is currently in the best shape. After transferring to Celtic, Oh Hyun-gyu is showing off his improved skills by scoring three goals in the official match. Born in 2001, the potential for growth is high. World Cup star Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk Hyundai), who has faltered in the K-League, and Hwang Eui-jo (FC Seoul), the prince of Bento Lake, aim for a leap forward with the A-match as a stepping stone.
Coach Klinsman said of the strikers, “I got the impression that they are talented and hungry for goals.”
He did not hide his expectations for Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), who is regarded as the future of Korean football. Coach Klinsman said, “It is a very talented, high-level soccer player,” and “It is an honor to coach such a player for any team. He wants to help grow,” he said.
Coupang Play commentator Han Jun-hee said, “Son Heung-min is still an ace, but as a new era opens, Lee Kang-in will also be interested.” He said, “I am interested in how it will be used in the Klinsman system.”
In the March A match, the overall performance and tactical color are considered points to watch. One commentator said, “As it was Klinsman’s first game, there was no time for the new tactics to melt. It is also of interest to see what it will look like and whether it will be implemented in detail through systematic build-up and pressure.”
Colombia ranks 17th in the FIFA rankings, and is a strong player in the South American tradition, higher than Korea (25th). Radamel Falcao (Rayo Vallecano) is a veteran striker who scored 36 goals in 103 matches. 2014 Brazil World Cup top scorer James Rodriguez is Hwang In-beom’s teammate at Olympiacos, and Davinson Sanchez is Son Heung-min’s teammate. However, compared to the value of the name, the current form does not reach its peak.