Despite the defeat in Peru, what we gained was the experience of the ‘new faces’.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, lost 0-1 to Peru at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 16th. As a result, Klinsmann Ho recorded 1 draw and 2 losses in a total of three matches, and his first win had to be postponed to a later date.
On this day, Korea inevitably came out with a different lineup than before. In particular, ‘Ace’ Son Heung-min was recovering from sports hernia surgery, so he waited on the bench for the game that day. In addition, a major lineup change was predicted as the immovable centerback duo Kim Min-jae and Kim Young-kwon could not play.
Against Peru, coach Klinsman placed Oh Hyun-kyu and Hwang Hee-chan in a two-top formation. And in the midfield, Lee Kang-in, Won Doo-jae, Hwang In-beom, and Lee Jae-seong predicted aggressive football. Park Ji-soo and Jeong Seung-hyeon took the place of the defensive line in the absence of Kim Min-jae and Kim Young-kwon, and Ahn Hyun-beom and Lee Ki-je were selected as both fullbacks. The goal was guarded by Kim Seung-gyu.
This roster includes players who have been on the team for the first time. Ahn Hyeon-beom (Jeju United), Park Yong-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), and Hong Hyeon-seok, who plays for KAA Gent in the Belgian League, are the first players to join the national team at this call-up. Park Kyu-hyeon (Dynamo Dresden) was selected as an additional roster.
Korea started the game with high expectations in front of 50,000 spectators. However, Korea’s defensive line started to creak from the beginning. From the beginning, Korea often allowed Peru to attack the center. Peru released the pressure from the Korean defense with organic passwork from the center. In addition, Korea’s rear build-up system also appeared to be somewhat out of sync.
As the center back line and waist line were unstable, the performance began to become unstable. In the end, Korea allowed the opening goal. In the 11th minute of the first half, Peru broke through the Korean midfield with a quick pass connection, and Brian Reina, who received a pass from Paolo Guerrero, cut the net with a left-footed shot. After that, Korea began to panic as Peru’s fast attacking tempo gave way.
Korea launched an all-out offensive in the second half. Korea changed to a 4-2-3-1 formation at the start of the second half, placing Oh Hyun-kyu in the front, left winger Hwang Hee-chan, attacking midfielder Lee Jae-seong, and right winger Lee Kang-in. However, the goal continued to fail, and in the end, all attacking resources such as Cho Kyu-seong, Na Sang-ho, and Hwang Ui-jo were put in, but they lost 0-1.
The main resources such as Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae were missing, and they accepted the disappointing result. However, coach Klinsman emphasized one income. It was a new opportunity for young players. After the game, coach Klinsman explained the reason for the change, saying, “Today’s game had a lot of injuries, and Kim Min-jae could not join because of basic military training. For those reasons, a change was inevitable.”메이저사이트
Still, it was evaluated as positive that young players took a chance. Coach Klinsmann said, “But it was a good opportunity to check the skills of young players at this opportunity. It is a pleasure to see young players grow up and play in the Asian Cup in Qatar. Of course, the coach wants to win. Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae were missing, but it was an opportunity to see the growth of young players.”
There were as many as three players who made their A-match debut that day. In the second half, Hong Hyeon-seok replaced Lee Jae-seong, and Park Yong-woo replaced Won Doo-jae, who was injured in the 28th minute of the second half, and played an A match for the first time. Also, in the 30th minute of the second half, Lee Ki-je went out and Park Gyu-hyun entered the field and played the first A match in his life. As Klinsman believed, the match against Peru was a bitter medicine for the players who ran after watching the Asian Cup, as well as a signal that signaled a generational change in the national team.