Klinsmanho challenges his first victory again.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will have a friendly match against South American powerhouse Uruguay at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 28th. In Klinsman’s debut match held in Ulsan on the 24th, Korea first scored two goals against Colombia, but unfortunately missed the victory in a 2-2 draw.
The confrontation between Korea and Uruguay is about four months after a 0-0 draw in the first round of Group H of the 2022 Qatar World Cup group stage last November. In the group stage at that time, Korea and Uruguay recorded 1 win, 1 draw and 1 loss (4 points), but Korea, which was ahead in the number of points, advanced dramatically to the round of 16.
However, Uruguay is not an easy opponent. It is ranked 16th in the FIFA rankings, higher than Colombia (17th) and Korea (25th). Even in the opponent record, Korea is pushed with 1 win, 2 draws and 6 losses. After the World Cup, both Korea and Uruguay are seeking change by replacing the head coach.
Coach Klinsman, who became the captain of Korean football, dispelled various concerns by showing hot attacking football in the match against Colombia. ‘Captain’ Son Heung-min (Tottenham) took on the role of a ‘free-roll’ shadow striker who did not cover the sides and center and scored multiple goals. On the other hand, it is regrettable that the left side defense collapsed after Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk) was injured and easily allowed a tie. It is a position that has always been vulnerable, so it is noteworthy how coach Klinsman will solve it in the future. First of all, Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) was given an emergency blood transfusion. In addition to this, how to solve the puzzle of how to use Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) in the future of Korean soccer is also drawing attention.먹튀검증
Coach Klinsman said at an official press conference held on the 27th, the day before the game, “I accidentally conceded two goals in the last game, and it is natural in the process of just starting the journey. “Uruguay is a strong team, but we are also a good team. We will play a good game,” he said.
Regarding Lee Kang-in, he added, “He is a young and very talented player,” adding, “If he continues to grow and develop, his playing time in the national team will increase.”
Regarding Federico Valverde (Real Madrid), who had a bad relationship with Lee Kang-in during the World Cup, Kim Min-jae (Napoli), who was present with us, said, “We must be most vigilant about Valverde’s shot.” If he wins the match, he will be the best revenge.”
Uruguay has parted ways with manager Diego Alonso, and has given the helm to under-20 coach Marcelo Brolli on an interim basis. Unlike Korea, which is dominated by World Cup members, veterans such as Edinson Cavani (Valencia), Luis Suarez (Gremiu), and Diego Godin (Veles Sarsfield) were excluded. Darwin Núñez (Liverpool), Rodrigo Bentancur (Tottenham) and Ronald Araujo (Barcelona) could not join due to injuries.
In the friendly against Japan on the 24th, Valverde scored the opening goal, but the match ended 1-1. Kim Min-jae’s Napoli teammate Matthias Olivera guards the left flank.