Klinsmann is content with 3 consecutive wins after 3 draws and 2 losses. The soccer world faces strong criticism, including ‘twisting children’s wrists’.The Football Association targets ‘the head coach of that association’.Japan and other countries, which will face each other in January next year, are in evaluation matches with strong players.
The late Park Gyeong-ho (1930-2021), who played a leading role in winning the 1st Asian Football Championship (Hong Kong) in 1956 and was active as a soccer coach and newspaper broadcast commentator, said during his lifetime, “The most interesting scores in a soccer game are the three major scores. 2. He used to say, “This is because the outcome is unpredictable and spectators can see thrilling scoring scenes from time to time.” In that sense, it is difficult to call the friendly match against Vietnam, in which Korea won 6-0 on the 17th, a fun game.
Number of shots: 33 to 8, number of effective shots: 12 to 1, attack share: 66% to 34%. Klinsmann-ho of the Korean national soccer team launched a one-sided attack in the game against Vietnam held in Suwon this night. At this point, the question inevitably arises as to whether Korea, ranked 26th in the world, should have invited Vietnam, ranked 95th, to play an evaluation match.
Following Germany, Japan won back-to-back friendly matches against Canada and Turkye, and Australia played away to England, although they lost 0-1. However, Korea, which will face these countries at the 18th Asian Football Championship (Qatar) in January next year, appears to be self-sufficient even after hosting a ‘goal feast’ against Vietnam, which is an obviously tough opponent.
This is also the result of mobilizing the best world-class members such as Son Heung-min, Kim Min-jae, and Lee Kang-in. As a result, Klinsmann, which was launched last March, recorded 3 consecutive wins after 3 draws and 2 losses. However, the soccer world is disparaging the victory over Vietnam as ‘wristing a child’s wrist’ and criticizing the Korea Football Association for leading Klinsmann’s ‘building up a shallow number of wins.’
Only against teams with lower world rankings… 5 consecutive no-lossesKlinsmann seemed to be off to a good start in his debut match held in Ulsan on March 24, drawing 2-2 with Colombia, ranked 17th in the world. However, four days later, they suffered their first loss to Uruguay (ranked 16th in the world) 1-2, and suffered their second consecutive loss to Peru, ranked 21st in the world, 0-1 on June 16, causing disappointment.
However, since then, Korean soccer has only selected teams with low world rankings to play evaluation games or friendly matches, and has recorded 3 wins and 2 draws. There was a 1-1 draw with El Salvador (75th in the world) on June 20, a 0-0 draw with Wales (35th in the world) on September 8, and a 1-0 draw with Saudi Arabia (54th in the world) on September 13. Victory, and on October 13th, they beat Tunisia (29th in the world) 4-0, and are undefeated and undefeated in 5 consecutive games until the Vietnam game on the 17th.
In particular, it is difficult to avoid criticism that the fact that they called on Vietnam, who did not even have the power of Korea’s under-23 national team member Hwang Seon-hong, and used Son Heung-min, Kim Min-jae, and Lee Kang-in to win by six goals, was behavior unbecoming of an Asian soccer powerhouse.
The Korea Football Association, which brought in the underdog Vietnam as a sparring partner, and coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who fiercely attacked Vietnam by mobilizing all of its best members without giving rookies a chance to accumulate experience, deserve criticism for being ‘the head coach of that association.’ The behavior of some media, including newspapers and TV, that featured this result on the 18th as a ‘perfect goal feast’ cannot be said to be desirable.
Is it possible for Korean soccer to regain the top spot in Asia after 64 years?On the other hand, Japan and Australia, which are aiming for their 5th win in the 18th Asian Championships to be held in Qatar for about a month from January 12 to February 10 next year, are in contrast to Korea as they will play friendly matches against strong players from Europe and the Americas. .메이저사이트
Japan, which defeated Tunisia 2-0 on the 17th, followed up with El Salvador (6-0) and Peru (4-1) last June, followed by Germany (4-1) and Turkuye (4-2) in September, and Canada (4-2) on the 13th. They have recorded 6 consecutive wins in recent A matches against European and American national teams, including a 4-1 win.
Australia also achieved 1 win and 1 loss (3 to 1 win, 1 to 2 loss) in two friendly matches against Ecuador in March, a 0 to 2 loss to Argentina in June, and a 2 to 2 draw with Mexico in September. In the away game against England, ranked 4th in the world on the 14th, they lost 0-1 after giving up the winning goal to Ollie Watkins, but it is evaluated that they were able to strengthen their power to a great extent.
After winning the 1st and 2nd Asian Football Championships in 1956 (Hong Kong) and 1960 (Seoul), Korean soccer is aiming to regain the top spot for the first time in 64 years in the 18th tournament next year, and it will take at least some time left to achieve that dream. There seems to be no room for argument that you should use someone who is more difficult than your opponent as your sparring partner.