The national soccer team will play friendly matches against Peru at Busan Asiad Main Stadium on the 16th and El Salvador at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 20th. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann of the national team is thirsty for his first victory after finishing two consecutive A-matches in March against Colombia and Uruguay with 1 draw and 1 loss.
Peru is not an easy opponent. It is known as the dark horse of South America. It is ranked 21st in the FIFA rankings, 6 steps higher than Korea (27th), and its power is stable. Last year, he was unable to participate in the Qatar World Cup, but he left a good impression with the semifinals of the 2021 Copa America. Even in the past record, Korea is inferior with 1 draw and 1 loss. Coach Klinsman also said at a pre-press conference held at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium on the 15th, “I analyzed Peru’s recent World Cup qualifiers and evaluation matches, and a very difficult game is expected.”
The most worrying fact is that we cannot build the best lineup. The skeleton of the team has virtually collapsed. Cho Gyu-seong (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Hwang Eui-jo (FC Seoul), and Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic) are at the forefront, and goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu (Al-Shabab), who wears the captain’s armband during the call-up period in June, keeps the frame, but there is a void in the rest. Quite a lot.
The midfield and rear have evaporated. Immovable ‘centerback combination’ Kim Min-jae (Napoli) and Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan Hyundai) could not respond to this call due to the aftermath of basic military training and hamstring injury, respectively. Kwon Kyung-won (Gamba Osaka), who was selected considering their absence, also injured his ankle ligament. It is very rare for three central defenders to disappear at once, even if they usually leave one by one.
There are also problems in the midfield. ‘Housekeeper’ Son Jun-ho (Shandong Taishan) is being investigated by the Chinese public security as a criminal detention, and Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk) is recovering from his injuries. Park Yong-woo (Ulsan), who stood out in the K-League 1, is uncertain whether he will participate due to controversy over racial discrimination. In addition, Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who will cover both the sides and the center of the second offensive line, also has a mild sports hernia.메이저사이트
Still, there are alternatives. In the back are Jung Seung-hyeon (Ulsan) and Park Kyu-hyeon (Dinamo Dresden), and Park Ji-soo (Portimonense), who was injured in the final evaluation match ahead of the Qatar World Cup, also made a comeback. In addition to Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos), Doo-jae Won (Senior Director Kim Cheon) was ready to play in the third line. Doo-jae Won, whose convocation was last in June 2021, is a player who was directly observed and returned by the coaches of the national team.
“I will make a tactical change. Director Klinsman, who said, “I look forward to the leadership of experienced veterans,” said, “Change is an opportunity. I hope that the newcomers will show off their presence and prove their skills.”