“A handshake from Klinsmann’s stubbornness.” Disappointing Lee Ki-je in the first round, Park Yong-woo and Cho Kyu-sung in the second round

January 22, 2024 | by

There are players who are disappointed in every game. This is because of Klinsmann’s stubbornness.

South Korea’s national soccer team, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, drew 2-2 in the second Group E match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup against Jordan at 8:30 p.m. on the 20th (Korea Standard Time) at Altumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar.

Korea (+2) became the same as Jordan (+4) with one win and one draw, but fell to the second place in the group due to its lack of goal difference. Korea will play its last group match against Malaysia, which has already been eliminated, on Saturday.

Coach Klinsmann has constantly ignored the media’s criticism that the fullback’s performance is poor. He only trusted Lee Ki-je, not allowing him to compete indefinitely. The result is disastrous. Lee Ki-je is showing poor performance in both the first and second games 헤라카지노.

In the first match, Lee was often seen losing ground in one-on-one matches with the striker, including receiving a card in the 28th minute of the first half. In the end, Lee was replaced by Kim Tae-hwan in the 7th minute of the second half. Looking to the right, Seol Young-woo moved to the left. Had it not been for Seol’s multi-position ability, a big hole could have been made in the fullback.

Lee, who already has one card, even suffered an injury in the second round. Lee played only the first half and was replaced by Kim Tae-hwan. Kim Jin-soo, who is preparing to return to the match of the round of 16 strongest teams, cannot play in the third round yet. Kim has a sore calf. It is uncertain who will play in the third round against Seol. Positions that have not even competed due to unlimited trust in Lee are finally holding back.

In the second match against Jordan, Park Yong-woo and Cho Kyu-sung were disappointing. Klinsmann suddenly pulled out a 4-4-2 card that he did not use often in the Asian Cup finals. Park Yong-woo and Hwang In-beom are defending the midfield. Park Yong-woo is showing a somewhat disappointing performance.

In the second game, Park Yong-woo became the hero of his own goal in the 37th minute of the first half. Park Yong-woo, who was not performing well overall, ended up playing only in the first half and was replaced by Hong Hyun-seok. Park Yong-woo has even received the card for the first game. It is questionable whether Clinsman will continue to use Park Yong-woo at the risk of Game 3.

Cho Kyu-sung, who emerged as a star player through the Qatar World Cup, is also disappointing. Due to Hwang’s failure, Klinsmann selected Cho Kyu-sung as the starting lineup early on without competition. Cho is playing two-top with Son Heung-min, but he has not displayed any merit at all. Notably, Cho lost a critical chance in front of the goal in the match against Jordan, and his strength in big matches has faded.

Cho played 69 minutes and replaced Oh. Cho was also given a card in the first game. Oh was also given a warning. Both frontline strikers, who only picked two, have warnings. Klinsmann’s “agass” who never tested K-League scoring champion Joo Min-kyu is now in danger again.

Cho Kyu-sung also has poor teamwork with Son Heung-min. Klinsmann has Son Heung-min, the world’s best striker, but has yet to draw out his strengths. In this case, it is better to use Son Heung-min’s one-top card in the third round and exclude Cho Kyu-sung and Oh Hyun-kyu from the starting lineup. There are many alternative cards, including Jung Woo-young, who can see the wing even if Hwang Hee-chan cannot play.

Or only Clins should set Cho Kyu-sung as the one-top and put Son Heung-min to the left wing of his original position. Son Heung-min and Cho Kyu-sung should play where they can best display their strengths.

If there are so many good players and they don’t make the most of them, only Clins is incompetent.


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