An uneasy back door and an unreliable front line… Is Klinsmann’s first win possible in June?
- on May 30, 2023
Will Jurgen Klinsmannho, the national soccer team, who will play two consecutive A matches against Peru and El Salvador in June, be able to win the first victory he has been waiting for? The back door has become unstable due to injuries to the main center back, and the performance of the frontline resources is not satisfactory.
Left centerback Kim Yeong-gwon (33, Ulsan) of the national soccer team suffered a right hamstring injury during a K-League match, making it unclear whether he will participate in an A-match in June. It is highly likely that Kim Min-jae (27, Naples) will also not participate in military training to fulfill the military service exemption. Manager Klinsman needs to think about a new defensive combination.
An official from Ulsan Hyundai said in a phone call with a reporter on the 30th, “Kim Young-kwon was diagnosed with muscle damage as a result of a detailed examination.” is unknown,” he said.
During the K-League home game against Daejeon Hana Citizen held at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium on the 28th, Kim Young-kwon complained of pain in his right hamstring and left the field in the 20th minute of the first half. Afterwards, Ulsan conceded three goals in the first half only, reducing Kim Young-kwon’s gap.
Even in Klins Manho, the absence of Kim Young-kwon is worrisome. A generation change should also be considered, but if you think about the national team’s short-term goal of winning the Asian Cup next year, left-footed Kim Young-kwon, who shows strength in build-up, is currently an irreplaceable resource.
Sports trend commentator Kim Dae-gil said, “In the meantime, Jung Seung-hyun (Ulsan) or Park Ji-su (Portimonense) have filled the position, but they have exposed problems in foul management, etc.” did. Commissioner Kim predicted, “It seems that the fullback will also change, but if there is a big change in the defense at once, it may act as an anxiety factor.”
The sluggishness of frontline resources is also expected to be a problem for manager Klinsman. Cho Kyu-seong (25, Jeonbuk), who drew attention for his multi-goal against Ghana at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, is not showing his performance that meets expectations. Cho Kyu-seong scored only one goal in six games. Even that was a penalty kick (PK) goal. After recovering from his thigh injury, he played an away game against Pohang Steelers in the K League on the 29th, but had to watch the team lose 0-1 without being able to increase his attack points.
Hwang Ui-jo (31, Seoul)’s goal silence is getting longer. He appeared in 14 matches and scored only 2 goals, including 1 PK. There has been no scoring for over a month since scoring in a home game against Suwon Samsung on April 22nd. Linked play based on stable ball possession has improved, but it is unclear whether he will be able to catch the eye of coach Klinsman, who prefers a typical number 9 style striker who scores more goals.메이저사이트
It is fortunate that Oh Hyun-kyu (22), who plays for Celtic, a prestigious club in Scotland, is growing rapidly. Oh Hyun-kyu, who has been steadily increasing his playing time by making substitute appearances, even scored multiple goals in the league final match against Everdeen on the 27th. He scored 7 goals in 20 official matches, including cup competitions. In terms of his playing time, he boasted a scoring speed of one goal per 81 minutes, scoring at least one goal in every match.