Even if you lose, as long as you find players… Clinsman’s ‘Leisure Manman’ that raises the competitive spirit
- on Jun 17, 2023
Although we lost the game, it was a game against Peru where coach Jurgen Klinsmann had a hidden message to solve the given task in order to survive.
The national soccer team lost 0-1 in a friendly match against Peru held at Asiad Main Stadium in Busan on the 16th. Manager Klinsman’s victory in Korea’s debut was postponed to El Salvador on the 20th.
In the game against Peru, coach Klinsman selected central midfielder Won Doo-jae (Sangmu Kim Cheon) as the starter. In addition, the combination of Park Ji-soo (Portimonense) and Jung Seung-hyeon (Ulsan Hyundai) was deployed as a central defender.
With Jung Woo-young (Al Sadd), Kim Min-jae (Napoli) and Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan Hyundai) missing, they got a chance. Jung Woo-young and Kim Young-kwon were injured, and Kim Min-jae received basic military training and could not make it to the national team.
Right-sided defenders Kim Moon-hwan (Jeonbuk Hyundai) and Kim Tae-hwan (Ulsan Hyundai) are both out due to injuries. Ahn Hyun-beom (Jeju United) and Seol Young-woo (Ulsan Hyundai) were selected. Ahn Hyun-beom got the chance to debut first.
With the Qatar Asian Cup coming up ahead in January next year, it was a game where coach Klinsman, for whom it was most important to know the players, was able to clearly see what the strengths and weaknesses were and who the right players were, regardless of the results.
Won Doo-jae showed good performance in the national team by age, but he could not easily shake off the weight of the A team. He became a conduit for conceding points as he failed to properly center himself in the first half. Since then, he has shown awakening performance, but it is true that it was not easy.
He left due to injury in the 28th minute of the second half, and Park Yong-woo (Ulsan Hyundai) appeared as a pinch hitter. Park Yong-woo became the subject of controversy for his racist remarks, but he tried to do his part.
Along with Won Doo-jae, Ahn Hyun-beom also had difficulties in defense. There was no pressure at the moment of conceding. For his first experience, he faced a big lesson. As his concentration improved in the second half, the appearance he showed in the K-League came out, but he expressed with his body that it was not easy to get out of the way.
Manager Klinsman said, “Min-jae Kim was unable to join due to a lot of injuries due to military training. I took this opportunity to test experienced and young players. As a coach, I want to win, but I also had to check new players. It helps,” he said.
It is always good to win, but Klinsman’s theory is that losing is also an experience. He said, “I have to digest well from the manager’s point of view while experiencing the bitter taste of defeat in this journey. I have to become a support to show good performance in Qatar. I want to work with Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae, but I see new players as positive.” He replied that he would use it as a process to obtain this thickening effect.스포츠토토
He said that he is also well aware of Park Yong-woo’s situation. “Everyone makes mistakes. Young people make more mistakes. You have to listen to the advice of the leader and grow. Of course, the ground is the same.” It’s hard to decide the above part on my own. I also make mistakes. I think it’s my role to give advice when I make a mistake and help me grow as a human being.”