2 Days Before the Wales Match… Klinsmann’s First ‘Complete
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Two days until the Wales game… Coach Cha Du-ri joins Klinsmannho’s first ‘complete training’… Assistant Director Klinsmann
Two days before the match against Wales, the first opponent of the two-game international match in September,
the Klinsmann Lake Taegeuk Warriors gathered together for their first full training.
According to the national soccer team training video released by the Korea Football Association on the 6th,
25 Taegeuk Warriors gathered at the Cardiff International Sports Campus in Wales,
England on the afternoon of the 5th local time to begin the two-game A-match series this month (Wales on the 8th, Korea time, and Wales on the 13th). Saudi Arabia) began preparations.
The national team, led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann,
will challenge for a ‘Klinsmann’s victory’ in these two international matches.
Klinsmann had a poor record of 2 draws and 2 losses in 4 matches,
including 2 consecutive matches in March (1-2 loss to Uruguay, 2-2 draw to Colombia) and 2 consecutive matches in June (1-1 draw to El Salvador, 0-1 loss to Peru). left behind
Coach Klinsmann is the first coach to have no wins in four games since a foreign coach took charge of the national team.
As the national team’s performance is not good, fans seem to be angry at Coach Klinsmann’s ‘attendance situation’ as he spends a lot of time overseas rather than staying in the country.
In the end, there is only one way to silence the voices of criticism: a thrilling victory.
Coach Paulo Bento, who led Korean soccer’s advancement to the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup,
also had to receive harsh criticism from the media and fans for being “stubborn” over “build-up soccer” until just before the World Cup after taking office.
They were on the verge of elimination after only 1 draw and 1 loss in the first and second matches of the World Cup group stage,
but when they dramatically defeated Portugal in the third match and advanced to the round of 16 in second place in the group,
the criticism directed at Coach Bento changed to praise for ‘honest tenacity’. .
In the end, everything turned into a ‘happy ending’.
Director Klinsmann is no different.
He took on the role of leader of the Taegeuk Warriors and only had 2 draws and 2 losses, but if he wins two consecutive A matches in September, he is expected to be able to turn around public opinion that is not happy with ‘waiting’.
Klinsmann also attempted an internal transformation to change the mood ahead of this month’s A match.
They parted ways with coach Michael Kim, who had been with the national team since Bentuho’s days, and Cha Du-ri,
who had been serving as Klinsmannho’s advisor, joined as coach.
The Football Association expects that the addition of Coach Du-ri Cha,
who has the image of a ‘big brother’ to the national team players,
will be of great help in communication between Coach Klinsmann and the Taegeuk Warriors.
Wales, whom Klinsmann will face at 3:45 a.m. on the 8th, Korean time,
is ranked 35th in the FIFA rankings, slightly lower than Korea (28th).
This is their first meeting.
There are many players on the Wales national team who are familiar to domestic fans.
Klinsmann’s ‘captain’ Son Heung-min, defender Ben Davis,
who has been working together for 9 seasons at Tottenham (England), and ’22-year-old goal scorer’ Brennan Johnson,
who recently wore a Tottenham uniform, are also welcome faces to fans.
In addition, there are three players with a ‘Tottenham connection’ with Son Heung-min, including defender Joe Rodon (Leeds United) who left on loan after playing for Tottenham.
In addition, Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff City), the captain of Wales and a second-line attacker who played for Arsenal (England) and Juventus (Italy),
is also someone the Taegeuk Warriors should be wary of.
The situation for the Taegeuk Warriors who will face Wales is not bad.
Son Heung-min, who will lead the national team’s attack,
scored a hat trick with his team and joined, and Hwang Hee-chan,
who had raised concerns due to a hamstring injury, also scored a refreshing header goal.
Cho Gyu-seong, who complained of thigh pain, also announced his complete recovery by playing full-time and creating attack points.
‘Young blood’ Hong Hyun-seok (Gent), who brought a new wind to the offensive line,
also scored multiple goals on the 3rd.
In addition, midfielder Hwang In-beom (Zvezda), who had a hard time due to conflict with his previous team,
has found a new home and is happily wearing the national team uniform,
raising the mood of Klinsmann ahead of the match against Wales.