The Taegeuk Warriors will look to bounce back from a heartbreaking 0-1 loss to Peru on Nov. 16 to get their first win.
Jürgen Klinsmann’s South Korea A team will face El Salvador in a friendly at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on Tuesday. An unfamiliar opponent. South Korea will face El Salvador for the first time. However, on paper, South Korea has the edge. South Korea is ranked 27th in the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). El Salvador is ranked 75th. In particular, El Salvador was outnumbered in a friendly match against Japan on Sept. 15, losing 0-6.
It will be the third game in four days for the ‘Klinsmanns’ to get their first win. South Korea drew 1-1 in an A match in March and lost 0-1 against Peru on March 16.
Lee Jae-sung (31-Mainz) told a press conference at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium on Monday, “The coach talked to us in a video meeting about the things we need to work on, the things we did in the wrong positions. Now we are preparing to show a good game against El Salvador. I’m a little disappointed, but I think the process is more important than the result. It’s just a process of trying to get a result at the Asian Cup in Qatar. Still, we are preparing to win the victory that our fans want.”안전놀이터
Hwang In-beom (27-Olympiakos) was also disappointed with his performance against Peru. Hwang played the full game but was unable to prevent the loss. “Many players are hungry for a win right now. I don’t think we played well as a team and individually against Peru. I’m confident that we can do better in the next game. I felt that I was a little off my game, that I was a little slow to react, and in the midst of all that, I needed to cut down on the little mistakes, which I didn’t do. If I get the chance against El Salvador, I think I can play at a high tempo, which is what the coach is asking for.”