Blunt organizational skills, lost goal-scoring ability A lot of Klinsmann’s homework
Disappointing 3 group stage games Will things change in the round of 16?
Although Korean soccer advanced to the round of 16 of the ‘2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup’, criticism is being raised that its performance does not meet expectations.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), drew 3-3 in the third match of Group E against Malaysia held at the Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar on the 25th (Korean time).
Korea, which secured second place in the group, will face Saudi Arabia, first place in Group F, in the round of 16. 메이저-토토사이트
Although the first goal of advancing to the round of 16 was achieved, criticism is pouring in that the performance does not meet expectations.
As attacks continue to rely on Son Heung-min and Lee Kang-in, the opposing team is focusing on keeping the two players in check. In particular, harsh fouls are being committed against Lee Kang-in.
The fact that the starting frontline striker Cho Gyu-seong is unable to score goals is also a cause for concern. Cho Kyu-sung, who showed pure goal-making ability in the 2022 Qatar World Cup group stage match against Ghana, is in a slump in this tournament as he has repeatedly missed scoring opportunities.
The weakness of being vulnerable to pressure was also revealed. Jordan, the opponent in the second game, and Malaysia, the opponent in the third game, attempted to put forward pressure during Korea’s attack. As Korea was unable to effectively shake off the pressure, mistakes were made in the midfield, which led to a goal being conceded.
It is also worrisome that the team was unable to make up for it after conceding a goal and fell apart by allowing goals repeatedly. He scored the first goal in both the Jordan and Malaysia matches, but was unable to keep it and conceded one goal after another, giving up a come-from-behind goal during the game. In some quarters, sarcastic criticism was raised that it was a paper tiger.
There are also criticisms that the defense is too dependent on Kim Min-jae. As injuries continued to emerge, especially to the side defenders, the defensive organization was shaken and scenes of easily conceding goals to the opponent were repeated. It is difficult for Kim Min-jae to block the opponent’s concentrated attack alone.
The fact that the level of Asian soccer has risen is also one of the reasons for the team’s poor performance in the group stage. Now, Asian countries are laying the foundation by appointing European leaders from the youth stage. Japan, which is considered a contender for the title along with Korea, is also failing to show its dominant side, losing to Iraq in the group stage.
Attention is being paid to whether Korea, which showed disappointing performance in the group stage, can show a different side from the round of 16 and advance toward the championship. 카지노사이트존