Coach Jurgen Klinsmann started an experiment by summoning foreign players who had not been noticed, just like the previous US national team.
On the 12th, the Korean national men’s soccer team A, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, held its first convocation training in preparation for the June A match at Gudeok Stadium in Busan. Klinsmann will play two consecutive A-matches in June against Peru at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 16th and El Salvador at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium at the same time on the 20th.
Klinsmanho will challenge for the first win in this A-match schedule. During the A match last March, they drew 1-1 with Colombia and lost 1-2 to Uruguay.
Coach Klinsman personally selected the players he observed during the A-match in June, if he summoned the World Cup members who had been called to Bentuho during the A-match in March and played the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The most notable player is Hong Hyun-seok. He was called up to the national team for the first time in his career through this call-up. He has been called up to the U-17 and U-23 teams before, but this is his first time with the A team.
Hong Hyun-seok has accumulated enough experience while playing as the main midfielder for Gent in the Belgian Jupiler League this season. He played 58 official games and 4473 minutes in the 2022/23 season, scoring 9 goals and 11 assists. He had his best season in the league, recording 5 goals and 6 assists in 31 games and 2396 minutes.
In addition, coach Klinsman started an experiment by calling Park Kyu-hyun, who had previously been called to the Asian Games team led by coach Hwang Seon-hong.
Park Gyu-hyun is a defender who has been through the U-17, U-20, and U-23 national teams as a graduate of Hyundai High School, a youth team in Ulsan. He is a versatile resource who can switch back and forth between centre-back and full-back.
After moving on loan to Werder Bremen (Germany) in the summer of 2019, Park Kyu-hyun completely transferred to Bremen in the summer of 2021 to challenge on the European stage.
In the 2022/23 season, he went on loan to Dynamo Dresden (Germany 3rd division) and played 16 games to increase his playing time, and after the season he completely transferred and gained confidence.
Coach Klinsman began to select a wide range of overseas players by convening foreign players who had not received much attention like the two players. This is similar to the selection he showed in the past with the US National Team. 스포츠토토
Coach Klinsman, who mainly used foreign players rather than American MLS (Major League Soccer) players, convened Julian Green (Greuther Furth) and Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), who were considered promising at the time, to identify non-mainstream foreign players. Heat up.
This continues even after taking over the Korean national team. Both Hong Hyun-seok and Park Kyu-hyun are convened to the A national team for the first time in their lives and aim for an opportunity to debut in an A match.