Klinsman’s ‘attack’ passed…now the ‘defense’ test bed

If I saw a hot attack, now I want to see a solid defense.

The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will face off against Uruguay (ranked 16th in the FIFA rankings) in the ‘Hana Bank Invitational National Football Team Friendly Match’ held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 28th.

The day before the match, the Uruguay national team held an official press conference at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 4:15 pm on the 27th. The event was attended by Sporting CP centre-back Sebastian Coates, along with manager Marcelo Brolly.

The match against Colombia on the 24th, Klinsmanho’s first game, showed potential. Klinsmann’s aggressive soccer style was applied on top of the team’s organizational skills in the round of 16 of the World Cup in Qatar. Korea showed strong forward pressure and direct attacks against Colombia from the beginning, but in the second half, South Korea showed a problem with concentration on defense and recorded a 2-2 draw with Colombia.

On this day, Korea showed hot offensive soccer. Manager Klinsman once gave an answer at his inaugural press conference, “I’m a striker. I’d rather win 4-3 than win 1-0.” He was determined to pursue aggressive football.

Now is the time to show solid defense. There is so much to hope for in just two games, but at least Klinsmann needs to show his defensive potential against Uruguay. 안전놀이터

In particular, Uruguay is an opponent with an offensive power that is one step higher than that of Colombia. Uruguay, who was the opponent in the first leg of the group stage of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, is much younger than then. After coach Diego Alonso was sacked, coach Marcelo Brolly was appointed, and they are in the process of changing generations. In the last game against Japan, young attacking resources such as Facundo Felistri and Diego Rossi are creating synergy.

At its center is Federico Valverde. Valverde, who plays for Real Madrid, was Korea’s No. 1 target in the last World Cup. Even in the World Cup match, he showed a mid-range shot that hit the goal post, and was a great threat to Korea. How to block Valverde and the young strikers is a factor that Klinsmann needs to pay attention to in this Uruguay game.

Moreover, on defense, there are spills. Left fullback Kim Jin-soo was eliminated, and Seol Young-woo was selected as a replacement. Also, central midfielder Baek Seung-ho is out due to a hamstring injury. In a defensively incomplete situation, Uruguay’s strong attacking power must be blocked.

Return match after 4 months. And there are many meanings of this match, such as the first victory of both teams. In the last game against Colombia, Klinsmann attracted many fans by putting attacking soccer on top of Bentuho’s organization. Now, in the game against Uruguay, the defense must show potential.

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