Klinsmann Takes a Breather by Defeating Saudi Arabia 1-0… Debut Win in 6 Games
In the 32nd minute of the first half, Cho Gyu-seong held on to the winning goal until the end…
‘Nervous’ due to defensive anxiety until the last minute
Klinsmann defeated Saudi Arabia and recorded his first victory in six games since his debut.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany), defended Cho Gyu-seong’s (Midtjylland) winning goal in the 32nd minute of the first half in a friendly match against Saudi Arabia held at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England on the 13th (Korean time) to win 1-0. won with 카지노사이트위키
With this, Klinsmannho achieved his debut win in 6 games.
Coach Klinsmann, who took charge of the Korean national team in February of this year,
had not been able to lead the team to victory in the previous five games (3 draws, 2 losses).
Korea failed to win against Colombia (2-2 draw) and Uruguay (1-2 loss) in the March A match,
which was Coach Klinsmann’s debut stage,
lost to Peru (0-1 loss) in the June A match and lost to El Salvador. (1-1 draw).
Then, with a 0-0 draw against Wales on the 8th, Coach Klinsmann suffered the disgrace of becoming the coach
with the most games without a win since the Korea Football Association introduced the national team full-time coach system in 1992.
Coach Klinsmann, who faced strong criticism from fans for causing the ‘controversy over foreign investment and sabotage’,
took the opportunity to turn the atmosphere around with a victory that day.
Korea narrowed the gap with Saudi Arabia in its previous record, recording 5 wins, 7 draws, and 6 losses.
In the FIFA rankings, Korea ranks 28th and Saudi Arabia ranks 54th.
‘Master General’ coach Roberto Mancini (Italy), who took charge of Saudi Arabia last month,
ended the two-game international match in September with all losses.
Saudi Arabia lost 1-3 in a friendly match against Costa Rica on the 9th.
On this day, Korea had a large lead of 18 to 7 in total shots and 9 to 2 in effective shots.
However, they showed some instability in their defensive organization,
such as giving up a good scoring opportunity to the opponent due to a passing mistake.
Compared to the Wales game, Coach Klinsmann only made a change by substituting Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) instead of Hong Hyun-seok (Gent).
Hong Hyun-seok returned to Korea to join the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games national team.
Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Cho Gyu-seong once again appeared as the ‘two top players’.
The left and right attacks were handled by Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) and Lee Jae-seong (Mainz),
the midfield was handled by Hwang In-beom (Zvezda) and Park Yong-woo (Al Ain).
The defensive line consisted of Lee Ki-je (Suwon), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), Jeong Seung-hyeon, and Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) from the left, with goalkeeper gloves worn by Kim Seung-gyu (Al-Shabaab).
Korean players actively began targeting the opponent’s dangerous areas from the beginning, as if they were trying to wash away their poor performance.
For the first time, Korea came close to scoring with a promised play in a set piece situation in the 9th minute of the first half.
Son Heung-min, who took the free kick near the left corner, gave up the ball as a grounder,
Lee Ki-je connected with a left-footed non-stop shot from the front of the goal area,
the shot missed slightly to the left of the goal.
Korea, which had been temporarily pushed back by Saudi Arabia’s quick attack in the middle of the first half,
changed the mood again in the 32nd minute by scoring the first goal with Cho Gyu-sung’s header,
taking advantage of an opponent’s defensive mistake.
Ali Bleich cleared the pass that Hwang In-beom had forwarded and bounced high,
Cho Kyu-seong scored with a header to the left of the goal.
It is Cho Gyu-seong’s 7th goal in international matches and the first goal scored under the Klinsmann system.
It is also an A-match score scored 10 months after scoring multiple goals against Ghana at the 2022 Qatar World Cup in November last year.
Korea expected a penalty kick in the 36th minute of the first half when Son Heung-min,
who received a pass from Cho Kyu-sung, was tackled by Hassan Tambakti in a one-on-one situation with the goalkeeper and fell, but the referee did not blow the whistle.
Korea’s attempt to score continued with momentum, but goalkeeper Muhammad Uwais made a series of saves and the opportunity to score an additional goal was lost.
In the 41st minute of the first half, Uwais blocked Hwang Hee-chan’s ground ball shot from the penalty arc by flying to the left,
Lee Jae-seong’s subsequent rebound shot was also blocked by Uwais.
In the 10th minute of the second half, Hwang Hee-chan peeled off a defender from the left and hit a right-footed shot that caught Uwais’s right foot.
Korea, whose spearhead has become dull over time, made a change in the 23rd minute of the second half by replacing Cho Kyu-sung and Hwang Hee-chan and inserting Hwang Ui-jo (Norwich City) and Moon Seon-min (Jeonbuk).
In the 33rd minute of the second half, Lee Jae-seong left and Kang Sang-woo (Beijing Guoan) entered the field.
However, despite the aggressive substitution card, Klinsmannho did not score an additional goal.
At the end of the game, several passing mistakes made near the danger zone led to shooting opportunities for the opponent, creating some close shots.
Coach Klinsmann called Son Heung-min and Hwang In-beom to the bench in the 46th minute of the second half and added Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic) and Lee Sun-min (Gwangju) to complete the 1-0 win.