The players’ preparation is complete. The rest is up to coach Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany).
The Klinsmann, attempting its first win since its inception, embarked on an expedition to Europe. The national soccer team was convened in Cardiff, Wales, to play an international match against Wales at Cardiff City Stadium, Wales, at 3:45 a.m. (Korean time) on the 8th. Players playing overseas, including European teams, headed straight to Wales, and K-League players also left the country on the 4th and entered the final battle site.카지노사이트
Although it is a match that attracts a lot of public interest, it is also a match that must be played in a fairly negative atmosphere. This is due to the strong public criticism coupled with Director Klinsmann’s so-called stay-at-home and outing controversy. There was a lot of noise in the process of forming the national team. This is because players who lacked game sense or physical condition were selected, or players who did not directly check the play on the field were selected. In this process, even the press conference announcing the national team roster was skipped, leaving fans feeling very cold.
Nevertheless, the reason expectations for this international match are high is not because of coach Klinsmann but because of the national team players. Although there are some players missing due to injury, such as Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), if you look at the other key players and their recent performance, it is not excessive to say that they have ‘an all-time power.’ The key is the remarkable rise of players active in Europe.
Captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham) was called up to the national team last weekend with a hat trick (3 goals) in the English Premier League (EPL). Just before being called up, he played as a frontline striker in the game against Burnley and achieved a hat trick on the EPL stage in about a year. In the international match last June, he was not in good condition due to the aftermath of sports hernia surgery, but he can play in top condition for the national team this time.
Kim Min-jae, now a member of the world-famous Bayern Munich, is also responsible for the last line of defense. Immediately after moving to Munich, Kim Min-jae fully established himself as a key defender. He appeared as a starter in three consecutive games in the German Bundesliga, and played full-time for the first time in the match against Borussia Mönchengladbach just before being called up, and even received rave reviews from local media, saying, ‘Kim Min-jae was a wall.’ Kim Min-jae was also unable to participate in the A match last June due to entering a training center for basic military training. This match against Wales is his return to the national team after half a year.
Fortunately, Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) and Cho Kyu-seong (Midtjylland), who had concerns about injuries, joined the national team after returning to their respective teams. Hwang Hee-chan has already scored two goals in the EPL and started the season on a faster upward trajectory than ever before. Cho Gyu-seong is also expected to remain at the forefront of the national team by maintaining a good atmosphere after his transfer, recording 3 goals and 1 assist in the Danish league.
In addition, Lee Jae-seong (Mainz 05) also scored a stunning goal in the opening two games of the Bundesliga. Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Ghent) is also on the rise, scoring 2 goals and 2 assists in the league, including scoring multiple goals in the Belgian league just before being called up to the national team. Although there are some European groups that are not in good condition, the overall upward curve of the European groups is clear.
Moreover, unlike the previous four matches, this A-match warm-up match will be held in Europe. The burden of European players’ travel distance and adjusting to time difference has disappeared. The conditions have been created for all European players to continue the upward trend that their teams have shown this season and recently with their national teams.
What is important now is Coach Klinsmann’s role. It is important to tactically utilize players who are each on a rapid upward trend. Most of the European players who make up the main team of the national team are in good condition, and the fact that the battlefield is Europe could be a weapon for Klinsmannhoen, who has been undefeated for four games (2 draws, 2 losses) since taking office. In the end, the only thing that can calm the criticism directed at him to some extent is good performance and victory.
The problem is that despite this, the performance or results are not good. If the team is evaluated as having an all-time power and cannot properly utilize the players who are on the rise recently, Coach Klinsmann’s ability as a head coach will be on the chopping block, beyond the controversy over his neglect of work. Since his appointment, the team is still undefeated, and if you add in the various controversies, Coach Klinsmann is pushed into an even more difficult situation. This could also lead to an overall crisis in Korean soccer, just four months before the Asian Cup.