The South Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, won a big 6-0 friendly A match against Vietnam at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 17th. South Korea has won three consecutive games following the match against Saudi Arabia (1-0) and the match against Tunisia (4-0).
On this day, South Korea won a free kick in the 16th minute of the second half when Son Heung-min tripped over Vietnamese defender Bui Hoang Viet An. Malaysian referee Amirul Jakob took out a yellow card to Viet An. Viet An had already been warned once in the first half for colliding with Seol Young-woo. Therefore, he was sent off for accumulating warnings.
In a content released on his personal channel ‘Lee Chun-soo’, Lee Chun-soo shouted, “Why are you giving me a leave for a practice game?” “The opponent (Vietnam) is also weak, so how could you even send him off. That’s not a send-off. Anyway, it’s a foul and a free kick, but how could you send him off in a practice match. It’s 4-0 now. It can be 10-0 with a send-off. I can’t practice,” he pointed out. 스포츠토토
South Korean players on the ground also asked the referee to reverse his decision to leave. In particular, captain Son Heung-min appealed to referee Amirul Jakob. Lee Chun-soo, who saw this scene, was disappointed, saying, “Heungmin also says he’s not going to leave.”
Lee Chun-soo said, “The ball of victory can go somewhere else today. It can be said that one person was sent off and won. “The meaning of victory is fading,” he said, “To be honest, the A match should be in the right level. Each team’s color comes out only when teams with the right level are matched. “It’s a shame if there’s a big difference,” he said.
South Korea scored two more goals after gaining a numerical advantage of 11 to 10. Lee Kang-in, who received Son Heung-min’s pass in the 25th minute of the second half, scored his third A match goal. In the 41st minute of the second half, when Hwang Ui-jo’s shot hit the goalkeeper’s hand, Jung Woo-young rushed in and lightly pushed it to lead to a 6-0 complete victory.
“The 6-0 score is not surprising,” Vietnam coach Philippe Trousier said. There was a big difference in individual abilities between Korean and Vietnamese players. In addition, we had one person sent off, so there was a difference in numbers,” he said, admitting defeat. Also, “In today’s game, Vietnam was able to score two or three goals. It’s a shame that the score didn’t go off. The Vietnamese players may not have been familiar with today’s game environment, but they played well,” he said, expressing satisfaction.