PSG’s Lee Kang-In left out of Nice roster…Champions League start on Tuesday

Lee Kang-in, 22, has been left out of the roster for Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) home match with Hwang Sun-hong Ho.

PSG have named a 20-man squad for the Ligue 1 fifth-round clash with Nice, which kicks off at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, on Friday.

In addition to ace Kylian Mbappe, the likes of Ashraf Hakimi, Manuel Ugarte, Marquinhos and Kolo Moani are all set to start.

Notably absent from the squad is Lee Kang-In, who has returned to training after shaking off an injury.

Lee started the Ligue 1 second leg against Toulouse on March 20 before being replaced by Kylian Mbappe six minutes into the second half. He was then sidelined for nearly a month, including the A-League break, with a left quadriceps injury. It kept him out of Klinsmann’s two September A matches (Wales and Saudi Arabia).

After undergoing rehabilitation, he returned to team training on the 12th and looked set to feature against Nice, but Luis Enrique decided not to play him.

This was something that Hwang Sun-hong was aware of. “I heard that he won’t play against Nice. He has recovered from his injury, but it seems to be a fitness issue,” Hwang said.바카라

Meanwhile, the Korea Football Association announced today that “Lee Kang-in will join the Hangzhou Asian Games squad after PSG’s home match against Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League on Sept. 19, the 14th local time in France.”

Based on the joining date alone, it is possible for him to play in the second group match against Thailand on the 21st, but considering his physical condition due to travel time, he is expected to play from the last group match (against Bahrain) on the 24th.

‘Dramatic arrival of Hwang Seon-hong’ Lee Kang-in left out of PSG call-up list…still not fit to play

It appears that Lee Kang-in is not yet fit enough to play.

PSG announced its roster for the 2023-24 French Ligue 1 fifth-round match against OGC Nice at 4 a.m. on Saturday (Nov. 15) on its official website.

A total of 20 players were included in the roster, but Lee Kang-in’s name was nowhere to be found. It is believed that Lee has not fully recovered from his injury and is unlikely to play.

Lee’s injury was first revealed on the 22nd of last month. PSG announced on their website that “Lee Kang-jin suffered an injury to his left quadriceps. He will receive treatment until the end of the A-match period,” the club announced on its website. Lee has been working tirelessly since the end of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, with a short break before the start of the second half of the 2022-23 season. He’s not an injury-prone player, and this is his second injury since joining PSG.

Thankfully, it’s not a major injury, but the accumulation of fatigue seems to have led to an unfortunate situation. The good news is that Lee has been able to rehabilitate quickly. PSG posted a photo of Lee on the 25th of last month, announcing that he had started his rehabilitation.

The rehab seemed to be going well. He was also featured in a PSG training video released on March 6. He posted a photo of himself on his personal social media account, writing “SOON” and hinting that he could be back soon.

The news that Lee is recovering quickly from his injury is good news for South Korea’s coach Hwang Sun-hong as he prepares for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. While PSG hadn’t been very positive about Lee’s departure, the longer he was delayed, the longer he was delayed from joining the Asian Games squad.

The news of Lee’s return to training came this week. “Unless (the injury) recurs, Lee will return to French Ligue 1 play after the A-match period,” France’s SPORT reported on Nov. 11. The good news came as PSG players returned to training after a three-day break. Lee has been out since August 22 with a left quadriceps injury. After returning from individual training, he has joined the squad and is making good progress towards his return.”

At the time of the injury news, it was thought that Lee would not return until mid-September at the earliest. At the time, French outlet Le Parisien wrote: “After suffering a quadriceps injury, Lee will be out until at least mid-September. Lee, who has started both of PSG’s Ligue 1 matches, will miss the games against Reims and Olympique Lyonnais. Depending on how the injury develops, he could also miss the UEFA Champions League (UCL).”

With Lee returning to training as quickly as expected, it looked like a decision on the timing of his departure from the Asian Games would be made soon. There was a bit of a delay. Originally, PSG was supposed to get back to us on the 13th local time on whether and when Lee would be called up. On the 13th, PSG’s response was vague.

Hwang Sun-hong, head coach of the Asian Games team, said on the 14th, “It’s frustrating. I am personally communicating with Lee Kang-in. He wants to join the team as soon as possible. However, the timing of his joining is not coordinated with PSG. The federation is in close communication with PSG. We hope that the timing will be decided soon so that he can focus on the team,” he said, adding that PSG’s cooperation is urgent.

Hwang added, “I haven’t received an official answer yet on when I will join the team. I’m frustrated about that. They said they would contact me on the 13th to see if my injury is fully recovered, but so far there has been no official response.”

It’s not an easy decision for PSG, as Lee is a very important resource for them. Still, for Hwang, Lee was indispensable. “I would have liked him to come in before one or two group games, but I don’t think that’s possible. I think PSG put a lot of conditions on him. I hope we can agree on something like the Asian Cup qualifiers in January,” he said, adding that he was looking forward to having Lee join the team as soon as possible.

In response to Hwang’s wishes, PSG dramatically changed its stance. The club had been refusing to let Lee go, even putting conditions on his release from the Asian Cup, but suddenly became more cooperative.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) said on the 15th, “As a result of discussions with Lee Kang-in’s club PSG, it was finally agreed on the night of the 14th that Lee Kang-in will join the Asian Games squad after the club’s home game against UCL Dortmund on the 19th local time in France. Accordingly, Lee will travel to Hangzhou, China on the 20th local time to join the Asian Games team,” the KFA officially announced.

The KFA continued, “After receiving an email from PSG on the 13th to allow Lee to participate in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, subject to the rescheduling of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, we held discussions with PSG until late on the night of the 14th. Finally, on the night of the 14th, we received an official response from PSG that allowed us to join the team for the 20th Asian Games without any other preconditions.” He also explained the background of the discussions with PSG.

After being uncooperative, PSG decided to send Lee to Hwangseon Hongho sooner than expected, giving the green light to the team to win their third consecutive Asian Games gold medal.

However, if Lee is unable to play against Nice, it is unclear if he will be able to play immediately after joining the Asian Games squad. He may be able to participate in team training, but he may not be 100 percent in terms of game sense or fitness.

One scenario Hwang could have envisioned was to use Lee Kang-in from the third group game against Bahrain on June 24. With Lee and the rest of his teammates having never played together before, it would have been best to secure a spot in the round of 16 before meeting Bahrain, and use Lee to try out new tactics without the pressure of experimentation.

However, if Lee Kang-in is still unavailable, it’s unclear if he’ll be able to start right away against Bahrain. For now, we’ll just have to wait and see. If Lee can play against Dortmund in midweek, it shouldn’t be too much of a problem to start him against Bahrain.

However, the last thing we need is a recurrence of the injury. Lee hasn’t had a full rest since the second half of the 2022-23 season. He hasn”t had a full rest since the second half of the 2022-23 season. The Asian Games schedule is as tight as a Premier League (PL) Boxing Day. With a small pool of available players, there is no time for players to recover properly and they have to keep playing.

Even without Lee Kang-in, South Korea is far superior to Kuwait, Thailand, and Bahrain. They shouldn’t even have to worry about making it out of the group stage. Hwang Sun-hong’s goal is not to reach the round of 16, but to win three consecutive gold medals. The last thing they need is to rush Lee Kang-in and have him re-injure himself, which would be a huge blow to their gold medal hopes.메이저놀이터

It would also be the worst thing that could happen to Lee, who has just given up his bid for a starting spot at PSG. It won’t be easy, but Hwang Sun-hong has a very important mission: to bring home gold while taking care of Lee Kang-in’s body.

No Buchanan Killer…Park Gun-woo resting from back pain→Han Seok-hyun at No. 2 center field

The NC Dinos will face an opposing ace without a killer.

NC outfielder Park Gun-woo has been removed from the starting lineup for the game against the Samsung Lions at Changwon NC Park on April 15. Earlier in the day, Park visited a doctor for back fatigue and pain. There is no major problem, but he is out of the starting lineup.

Before the game, coach Kang Myung-ho said, “Park Gun-woo has a bad back. He’s been to the hospital and there’s nothing wrong. It’s okay,” and shared the current status of Park Gun-woo. There is no major problem, but he seems to be taking a tempo break.

Son Asub (right fielder), Han Seok-hyun (center fielder), Park Min-woo (second baseman), Jason Martin (designated hitter), Kwon Hee-dong (left fielder), Oh Young-soo (first baseman), Seo Ho-cheol (third baseman), Kim Joo-won (shortstop), and Ahn Jung-yeol (catcher) are the starting lineup. The starting pitcher is Choi Sung-young.메이저놀이터

On this day, NC will face Samsung ace David Buchanan. Buchanan is an ace with a 10-6 record in 25 games this season with a 2.69 ERA (47 earned runs in 157 innings). Taking down Buchanan will make the battle for second place more competitive. However, they will have to do so without Buchanan’s killer, Gun-woo Park. Park is 3-for-4 with eight RBIs in 23 career at-bats against Buchanan. This year, he is 4-for-7.

Along with Park, Park Se-hyuk has also been strong against Buchanan, going 7-for-4, but is currently injured. Other than that, Oh Young-soo (5-for-2), Kim Joo-won (8-for-3), and Martin (9-for-3) have been strong against Buchanan.

Der Licht moves away from Kim Min-jae partner…Tuchel “passes too slow”

Matthias De Ligt (24, Munich), who looked set to form a formidable center back pairing with ‘monster’ Kim Min-jae (27, Munich), is losing the trust of coach Thomas Tuchel.

Kim Min-jae has started three consecutive Bundesliga games in the 2023-24 season, which is now in its third round, and has solidified his place in the side. His partner, however, is not De Ligt, but Dayo Upamecano. De Ligt has fallen out of the starting lineup entirely.

When Kim was signed, there was no doubt that De Ligt would be his center back partner. It looked like the two would be the best center back pairing in the Bundesliga. However, De Ligt has been a substitute in all three games.

As reported by TZ, “Tuchel is not a fan of De Ligt. He is critical of De Ligt’s build-up play. He is too slow and makes too many side passes. Both Upamecano and Kim Min-jae are prioritized over him,” the report said.

De Ligt suffered a calf injury last season, but played 90 minutes for the Dutch national team, showing that he is still fit. However, he hasn’t had a chance to play in Munich.

The Bavarians have a tough schedule in the Bundesliga and the Champions League. As a result, the three center backs will have to rotate and work together. That means we’ll be seeing a lot of the Kim-Min-Jae and De Ligt combination.바카라

Coincidentally, the build-up, forward passing, and passing speed that De Lichte has been criticized for is something Tuchel sees as a strength of Kim’s. “He passes at the right speed, not too fast, not too slow. His first touch is concise and his second touch is a pass. He’s not afraid to pass forward,” Tuchel praised.

This is why Tuchel continues to use him despite the fact that he made a lot of misplaced passes in the first game.

Bae Ji-hwan’s crazy focus, full-count 29 pitches in 4 straight at-bats, 8 consecutive hits + 23 stolen bases… Pittsburgh wins 7-6.

Bae Ji-hwan (Pittsburgh Pirates) showed his tenacity by working full counts in all four of his at-bats. With his eight-game hitting streak, he set a new major league record for the longest active hitting streak. His stellar defense also contributed to the team’s winning streak.

Bae batted first and played center field against the Washington Nationals on Thursday (June 14) at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. He finished the game with three hits in four at-bats, one run, one walk and one stolen base. He drew full counts in all four of his at-bats, forcing opposing pitchers to throw a whopping 29 pitches. He also stole his 23rd base in the fourth inning.

He extended his hitting streak to eight games. Starting with a 1-for-4 performance against the Milwaukee Brewers on April 6, Bae reached base in all eight games against Washington on April 14. It’s the longest hitting streak of his major league career. He started all eight games, establishing himself as the designated hitter, and batted .281 with nine hits in 32 of 33 at-bats. For the season, he is batting .245 with a .634 OPS.

Pittsburgh won the game 7-6. Every time Bae walked, he was followed by a hit, and the runs came. Closer David Bednar struggled, but Bae got the final out.

It was a full-count game from the start. After the first three pitches from Washington starter Jackson Rutledge were all balls, Bae chose to wait, but the next two pitches were in the strike zone. He swung at the sixth pitch, but it was foul.

Up to this point, all six pitches had been fastballs. Rutledge chose a different pitch for the first time in seven pitches, but Bae responded lightly. He ducked low on a changeup that was just outside the zone and lined it to center field, just past the second base line.

Bae’s hit ignited the Pittsburgh offense. The next batter, Brian Reynolds, got a lucky break when his ball dropped in front of the left fielder. Key Brian Hayes followed with a long fly to right field. Bae scored on Hayes’ double to center field. The run made up for an error by Pittsburgh starter Colin Selby in the first inning.

Zack Suwinski followed suit with an RBI single, as if he had copied Reynolds’ hit. The pitching coach came to the mound to try and salvage the situation, but Joshua Palacios singled to right and Roberto Peguero doubled to left with one out, making the score 4-1. Pittsburgh’s first inning offense was capped off with a single to right field by No. 9 hitter Jared Triolo.

In the second inning, Bae worked a full count against Rutledge. He swung at a seven-pitch changeup, but this time it was a fly ball to right field.

In the fourth inning, he came up with the bases loaded. This time, he faced Rutledge and worked a full count, then picked off a six-pitch fastball for a walk. The next batter, Reynolds, stole second and advanced to third on an error. He came home on Reynolds’ home run off the right field foul pole.

The sixth inning was also a full count. Facing Washington’s third pitcher, Robert Garcia, with the bases loaded, Bae fouled off three straight pitches on a full count to extend the game to nine pitches, but was foul-tipped on a slider.

In the seventh inning, he stopped a long fly ball to right-center field. Palacios, the right fielder, made a sliding catch, avoiding collision and getting his glove right on the ground. Palacios marveled at Bae’s catch, and Carmen Muzinski, who was watching the play from the mound, beamed at Bae.

Pittsburgh led 7-1 after four innings, but four runs in the fifth and sixth innings cut the deficit to two. Ryan Borucki, the third pitcher of the sixth inning, extinguished the flames with 1 1/3 scoreless innings. Muzinski got out of the seventh in relief of Bae, and Colin Holderman came on in the eighth to preserve the two-run lead and add a hold.

Bednar closed out the game in relief. It started inauspiciously. The first batter, Travis Blankenhorn, hit a foul fly that was missed by shortstop Alyssa Williams. Blankenhorn eventually reached on a fielder’s choice.메이저놀이터

Bednar gave up back-to-back singles to Luis Garcia and Kybert Lewis to cut the deficit to 7-6. Bednar worked a 3-0 count against Jake Alou before inducing a grounder to first for the elusive first out.

With runners on first and third, he walked Ildemaro Vargas to load the bases. He then fired a fastball up the middle on a full count to CJ Abrams and induced a swinging strikeout. With two outs, he got Lane Thomas to fly out to center field. Bae made a running catch in right-center field. Pittsburgh has won two straight following a 5-1 victory on Aug. 13.

“Recognized Ability + Lack of Experience” Shortstop Kim Do-Young sees the inside of a man…KIA’s infield plan in flux

This year’s Golden Glove winner at shortstop is out with a sudden injury. An infield without its commander in chief is bound to be chaotic.

This is the story of the Kia Tigers without Chan Ho Park. Luckily, they have a great replacement. It”s Kim Do-young, a super prospect.

“Kim Do-young’s overall condition is good,” said Kia manager Kim Jong-kook on Thursday at Kia Champions Field in Gwangju.

Kim was in the lineup as the leadoff shortstop for the second straight day. In September, he is batting 3-for-2 with a .950 OPS (on-base percentage plus slugging percentage). Manager Kim said, “My overall conditioning is good. I think he’s a starter now, both offensively and defensively. I hit the ball well and have good bat speed. She’s adjusted well against professional pitchers.”

He was a national team infielder during his playing days. He recognizes Kim’s potential as a player. “He should eventually play shortstop. He’s a very talented player, so I think he’ll do well,” he said.

However, he is still cautious. “I’ve seen him play shortstop in high school, but he still doesn’t have a lot of defensive experience to deal with (batted balls). I recognize his ability, but he’s still not good enough to replace Park Chan-ho.”

Park was sidelined by a left finger injury he suffered on Dec. 12. A medical examination revealed ligament damage to his fourth finger.

In his absence, Kim Do-young will move to shortstop, and Choi Jung-yong and Kim Kyu-sung will take turns at third base. ‘Big gun prospect’ Byun Woo-hyuk is also preparing to play third base for the Futures.

However, this will change if there is a need to strengthen the defense later in the game. “When we need defense, Park Chan-ho goes to shortstop,” Kim said. Kim Do-young will play third base, which is his natural position.”메이저놀이터

As for Na Sung-bum, Kim said, “I need to adjust his defense until this week. He will rotate with Choi Hyung-woo to play designated hitter.”

‘Own goal’ Maguire taunted by Scotland fans…Southgate says “we believe in him!”

Gareth Southgate has defended Harry Maguire.

England defeated Scotland 3-1 in a September A friendly at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland, at 3:45 a.m. ET on Sept. 13.

England deployed a 4-3-3 formation on the day. Marcus Rashford, Harry Kane, and Phil Foden lined up up front, with Declan Rice, Jude Bellingham, and Calvin Phillips in the middle. The back four was Kieran Trippier, Mark Gehi, Louis Dunk, and Kyle Walker, with Aaron Ramsdale pulling on the goalkeeping gloves.

The first half went well. England struck first in the 32nd minute. Walker’s shot from inside the penalty box was deflected by Foden into the back of the net. With the momentum in their favor, England added another goal in the 35th minute. Foden’s cross from the left drew a defensive lapse from Scotland and Bellingham found the back of the net.

With a 2-0 lead at the break, England brought on Maguire for Geoghegan at the start of the second half. Maguire, who has been a regular fixture for Southgate, was introduced after full-time in their Euro2024 qualifier against Ukraine in September.

However, it was not to be. In the 23rd minute, Maguire stretched out to block a cross from the right by Andrew Robertson. However, the ball hit Maguire’s foot, resulting in an own goal. Luckily, England didn’t concede any more goals after that, and Kane’s 36th-minute winner gave them a 3-1 victory.

The game was won, but the taunts came at Maguire’s expense. Regardless of his performances for Manchester United, Maguire has consistently been called up to the England national team. From March through September of this year, Maguire was called up to the squad for the A matches and played the full 90 minutes in all five games before the match against Scotland.카지노

However, he scored an own goal in that game, which still raises questions about his place in the squad. Nonetheless, Southgate said that “all the negativity towards Maguire is down to the wrong attitude of the Scottish fans, commentators and pundits”.

“They just use him as a laughing stock. I’ve never seen that attitude towards a footballer. Maguire is always full of energy and courage on the pitch. We support him. Our fans have also shown him a great attitude,” he said in defense of Maguire.

Criticism bothered…Klinsmann postpones European schedule, returns home with squad on Thursday

South Korea’s national soccer team coach Jürgen Klinsmann, who was expected to return home at the end of this month for a medical examination of foreign players, will return with the team on Thursday.

“Coach Klinsmann is scheduled to return home via Incheon International Airport on the afternoon of the 14th,” the Korea Football Association said on the 13th. “Coach Klinsmann changed his schedule at the coaching staff meeting to start checking the K League players before announcing the October A-match roster,” the statement added.

According to the association, Klinsmann was initially scheduled to watch the Bundesliga matches between Bayern Munich and Leverkusen, where Kim Min-jae plays, on the 16th, and visit European clubs to meet with officials. He also planned to return home with the European coaching staff to inspect European players before the October A match.

However, it seems that he changed the schedule as domestic public opinion deteriorated due to his out-of-town activities, telecommuting, and controversy over his exclusion from the K League. Klinsmann was scheduled to travel directly from England to Germany and then return to his home in the United States. He is now expected to return home later this month or in early October at the latest.메이저놀이터

Earlier in the day, Klinsmann’s side earned their first win in six matches in a friendly against Saudi Arabia. Cho Kyu-sung (Mittwillan) scored in the 32nd minute to secure a 1-0 victory. The national team has two more matches in October against Tunisia (Oct. 13) and Vietnam (Oct. 17).

“If we change RYU, we immediately concede” Repeated for 4 consecutive games, TOR coach still prioritizes ‘protection’

Whenever we pull Ryu, we immediately give up a run. I’m worried it’s a jinx.

The Toronto Blue Jays took another knee in a Ryu Hyun-jin start.

Ryu threw six innings of four-hit, one-strikeout, three-run ball against the powerhouse Texas Rangers at Rogers Centre on Wednesday. It was a strong performance against a Texas offense that leads the AL in team runs scored (793), team batting average (0.266), and team OPS (0.793), but Toronto gave up more runs after Ryu left the mound with an 0-3 deficit, eventually losing 3-6.

Ryu took the loss for the second straight start, following a no-decision against the Oakland Athletics on April 7, and is now 3-3 with a 2.93 ERA in eight starts this season. Toronto has lost two in a row after winning five straight with Ryu on the mound.

However, it was a huge accomplishment for Ryu to go six innings and earn a quality start for the first time since his return. It’s been a year and four months since Ryu’s last QS, a six-hit shutout against the Cincinnati Reds on May 21.

However, like his previous outings, it was a disappointment. Down 0-3 in the top of the seventh, Toronto manager John Schneider switched from Ryu to right-hander Yimi Garcia. Garcia had been Toronto’s primary setup man, posting a 4.06 ERA in 16 appearances the previous day. But in four games in September, he’s been shaky, giving up five runs on five hits and one walk in 2⅔ innings with a 10.13 ERA.

Garcia entered the game in the seventh inning and immediately gave up a leadoff double to Roddy Taveras to right-center and a run to Josh Smith on a double to right-center. He then walked Marcus Simien and was replaced by Tim Mazaya. However, Mazaya gave up a double to Corey Seager in right field. Both of Garcia’s runners reached base. Garcia’s ERA jumped to 4.32.

Ryu threw 82 pitches in six innings, and the fastball he used to strike out the final batter of the sixth inning, Nathaniel Law, was 89.3 mph, which was faster than his average of 88.9 mph on the day. The other three pitches in the sixth inning were 83.9 mph for Seager’s double to center, 84.9 mph for Mitch Garber’s fly to right, and 93.4 mph for Jonah Lim’s fly, so there were no hard hits. In other words, there were no signs that Ryu was tiring.

The rationale is to “protect” Ryu Hyun-jin, who is returning from elbow surgery, but the timing of the substitutions has been disastrous.

The pattern of the next pitcher giving up a run after Ryu has been repeated in the last four games, from last month’s game against the Cleveland Indians on March 27 to today.

In Cleveland, Ryu was replaced by Garcia after giving up a leadoff single to Cole Calhoun in the top of the sixth inning with a 5-2 lead and back-to-back errors by the infielders on grounders by Jose Ramirez and Oscar Gonzalez. However, Garcia hit Ramon Lorino in the body and pushed him out, increasing Ryu’s run total to three.

In the previous game against the Colorado Rockies on Feb. 2, Ryu, who had thrown 76 pitches through five innings, was pulled in the sixth inning with a 4-2 lead, but Garcia gave up two straight hits to start the inning and was removed two batters later, only to be replaced by Genesis Cabrera, who hit a three-run homer. “I wanted to use my bullpen early because we had the day off,” Schneider said after the game.메이저놀이터

Against the Oakland Athletics on July 7, Schneider threw 77 pitches through five innings before giving up another three-run homer to Trevor Richards in the sixth. “He was pitching on four days’ rest (for the first time since his return), so he didn’t have to push himself too hard,” Schneider said.

In the end, Ryu’s pitch counts and innings will narrow down the options for when he needs to be replaced.

After ‘five games without a win’, Saudi Arabia game a watershed for Klinsmann

Struggling South Korea and Saudi Arabia face off in a match that could prove to be a watershed moment, especially for head coach Jürgen Klinsmann.

On Sept. 13 at 1:30 a.m. ET, South Korea and Saudi Arabia will meet in an international friendly at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England.

South Korea is winless this year. Since Klinsmann’s arrival, they have three draws and two losses in five games. That’s six games without a win, including a loss to Brazil in the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar under Paulo Bento.

Klinsmann’s job is also on the line. Poor results, poor performances, and an integrity controversy. Klinsmann has been in South Korea for less than two weeks since the June A match. While he has repeatedly stated that the national team is his top priority overseas, the lack of performance and results hasn’t helped ease public opinion.

Their next opponents, Saudi Arabia, are in an even worse slump. They have lost their last five matches. Coach Hervé Renard, who caused a stir when he led Argentina to the 2022 World Cup, was fired in March and replaced in August by Roberto Mancini, who has had a stellar career in Europe.

Mancini lost his debut match against Costa Rica. Mancini’s tenure was short, and the recent influx of European stars in the Saudi professional league made it difficult for the Saudi players to maintain a sense of urgency.

On paper, this is a must-win game for Klinsmann. The Saudis haven’t even managed a draw in their last five games, and it’s hard to believe they’re fully fit or organized.

They can’t afford a sluggish performance like the one against Wales. With Mancini prioritizing defense, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Saudi Arabia could play a defensive game like Wales did. However, it’s hard to draw a direct comparison between Wales, who have a number of players who have played at least semi-regular level in the English Premier League and Championship, and Saudi Arabia, who currently have a number of players on the bench in the Saudi Professional League.

Mancini also needs more time. With less than two weeks to play his first game in charge, he hasn’t been able to fully instill the kind of football he wants to see in the Saudi national team. The lack of time also prevented him from making the best choices in the player selection process.온라인카지노

The defeat could have increased the pressure on Klinsmann. Klinsmann has vowed to win the Asian Cup from the day he took over, and to achieve that goal, his team will need to dominate the Saudis, who have not been considered favorites since the 2010s.

Klinsmann has a big game ahead of him. A comfortable win against the Saudis will give him the momentum to push his style of play all the way to the Asian Cup, but a repeat of the poor performance and result against the Saudis will leave him open to criticism.