“I only ‘sighed’… There is a long way to go to meet the heightened expectations of fans.”
Although Klinsmann achieved his long-awaited first win in six games, experts agreed that it was not at all a stage to give a ‘passing grade’.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany), defended Cho Kyu-seong’s (Midtjylland)
winning goal in the 32nd minute of the first half in a friendly match against Saudi Arabia held at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England on the 13th (Korean time), and won 1-0. won with
After being appointed to the Korean national team in February, Coach Klinsmann,
who had suffered no wins, only 3 draws, and 2 losses in 5 evaluation matches, 카지노사이트킹
was also subject to public criticism due to the ‘controversy over foreign investment and sabotage’,
took the opportunity to turn around the atmosphere with today’s victory.
Experts evaluated positively the difficult ‘first victory’ itself.
Commentator Kim Hwan said, “It seems that Coach Jürgen Klinsmann came out thinking,
‘This is a game we must win,’” and added, “Once we won, it won’t be without the effect of reversing the atmosphere.”
Commentator Park Moon-seong said, “Unlike the Wales game where the side resources were concentrated in the center,
Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) on the left and Lee Jae-seong (Mainz) on the right cut wide,
giving attackers such as Son Heung-min more space to play.
Perhaps this is due to the delay in the transfer.
“Even Hwang In-beom (Zvezda), who looked heavy in the game against Wales,
showed lighter movements today,” he said, praising the players who achieved their first victory in a difficult situation.
However, he said it was difficult to give him a passing grade in terms of overall performance.
In the FIFA rankings, Saudi Arabia is ranked 54th, 26 places below Korea (28th).
Although ‘master’ coach Roberto Mancini was appointed as the new head coach,
the atmosphere was so bad that the team was on a 5-game losing streak before today’s game.
Commissioner Park said, “It seems that Klinsmann is trying to increase the number of attacks and is trying to play soccer that targets the opponent’s dangerous areas in a straight line (rather than focusing on build-up),”
adding that the national team had consistently played “colorless and odorless soccer” until the match against Wales.
It was a positive point that the tactical color became a little clearer.
However, he continued by pointing out, “(Rather than relying solely on the player’s individual skills),
the play was more pattern-based and lacked the promised movements.
The details of the tactics were still lacking.”
Commissioner Kim said, “I understand that they are using a 4-4-1-1 formation (with Son Heung-min in a ‘free role’),
but I did not see what kind of movement they intended in more detail,” adding, “There is a wide gap between the midfielder and defender.,
the unclear position of the fullback, frequent passing mistakes, etc. were noticeable.
Because the gap between players was so wide, scenes where unreasonable passes were cut off were often created,” he analyzed.
As the end of the second half drew to a close, passing mistakes became more frequent and many dangerous shots were given up,
physical health problems due to aging key players were also mentioned.
Commissioner Park said, “The main players are around 30 years old, but there were too many players who could not play at the last minute.
If we are to prepare for the North and Central America World Cup in three years,
it is time to think about a generational change.”
In the end, the consensus among experts was that there still seemed to be a long way to go.
Commissioner Park pointed out, “It was just a ‘sigh’.
There are still parts of the game that are not refreshing and problems with tactical direction.
If you consider whether the fans’ thirst and dullness have been quenched,
it seems difficult to evaluate it positively.”
Commissioner Kim said, “As former coach Paulo Bento perfected his tactical style,
fans’ views of soccer have increased significantly,” and added, “Coach Klinsmann and the coaching staff need to seriously think about the future direction.”