Reporter Jeongbin Lee = The Korean national soccer team (hereinafter referred to as Klinsmann), led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany), has finally announced victory at home and is aiming for an exciting result in the upcoming match against Vietnam.
Klinsmann will play the October A-match warm-up match against Vietnam at Suwon World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 17th. Klinsmann, who previously won 4-0 against Tunisia, will meet Vietnam, a team that is one step below him, and aim for an all-time victory during this international match.
Ahead of the international international match in October, Coach Klinsmann opened up about whether Son Heung-min, who is facing problems due to a groin injury, will participate. Coach Klinsmann said, “There is bound to be fatigue among the European players. When you arrive, you have to adjust to the time difference and it is not easy. Son Heung-min said, “I think Tottenham will be less tired from not being able to play in the European competition.”
It seemed that Son Heung-min would not be able to rest even in the A match amidst the tight schedule of the club team. Many people looked at this with concern, but Coach Klinsmann did not use Son Heung-min against Tunisia. He chose to manage players, keeping Son Heung-min on the bench. In the absence of Son Heung-min, Klinsmann put on a show of firepower, with resources that had not previously scored a goal producing work.
The first half was a bit frustrating, but Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) scored a free kick in the second half to break the ice. Lee Kang-in, who had not scored in 14 A-match games before this game, scored a fantastic A-match debut goal. Lee Kang-in’s left foot didn’t stop there. Just two minutes after scoring his first goal, he once again hit the net.
Klinsmann-ho, who widened the gap to 3-0 due to an own goal from the opponent, scored a goal from Hwang Ui-jo (Norwich City) in extra time in the second half. It was his first international goal four months after the game against El Salvador in June. It was a valuable score that came at a time when his team was on the decline and was gradually losing ground in the front line competition with Cho Gyu-seong (Midtjylland).
This is the first time that South Korea has won by more than 3 goals against a non-Asian team without Son Heung-min since the friendly match against Moldova in January 2022. The national team led by coach Paulo Bento (Portugal) at the time won 4-0 without a European team. The match against Tunisia was the most satisfying game since Coach Klinsmann took over.메이저놀이터
The Vietnam War is a good opportunity for offensive resources with destructive power such as Cho Kyu-seong, Hwang Ui-jo, and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) to accumulate attack points and return to their teams in a good mood. The tip of Klinsmann’s spear is becoming sharper ahead of the upcoming 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup.