I reported my first win… Still a ‘question mark’

The national soccer team won 1-0 in an evaluation match against Saudi Arabia. Although it was the first win in 6 games since Coach Klinsmann took office, there were still quite a few disappointments. 

This is reporter Lee Jeong-chan.


The national team, which actively targeted Saudi Arabia with Son Heung-min and Cho Kyu-sung at the forefront, scored the first goal in the 32nd minute of the first half.

Son Heung-min tactfully threw the ball back from Lee Jae-seong, and Hwang In-beom’s penetration pass bounced off the defense, but Cho Gyu-seong rushed in and finished it with his head.

Kyu-Sung Cho scored his A match goal 10 months after scoring two goals against Ghana at the Qatar World Cup last year.

Three minutes later, he was disappointed that his chance for an additional goal was wasted.

Even though Son Heung-min fell on the opponent’s defender’s foot and it was an obvious penalty kick situation, the referee ignored it and unfortunately, there was no video review in this game.

Although the score was only one goal, the offense was not bad with 9 effective shots, but the defense was still unstable.

Dizzying scenes were repeated, with frequent missed passes leading to crises.

It was also not good that the players’ stamina and concentration dropped sharply after the middle of the second half.

The national team, which withstood Saudi Arabia’s last-minute offensive with Kim Min-jae’s hand-to-hand defense, achieved its first win in six games since Klinsmann took office, but it was a game that was not satisfied with just winning.소닉카지노

Despite the so-called ‘remote work’ controversy, Coach Klinsmann said he would not return to Korea right away this time and stay in Europe to check on the European team, but belatedly, as if conscious of public opinion, he changed his plan and decided to return home with the national team tomorrow (14th).

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