Six months without a win… Anxious Lake Klinsmann

Shots 4-11, shots on goal 1-4. Despite winning the ball 61%-39%, they were clearly out-shot. None of the four shots were from inside the penalty box. Three were mid-range shots from Son Heung-min (31-Tottenham), including one on target. Klinsmann’s promise to play “attacking soccer” 안전카지노사이트 came true.

The South Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann (59-Germany), drew 0-0 with Wales in an exhibition match at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales, on Aug. 8 (KST). South Korea is ranked 28th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA), ahead of Wales (35th). Furthermore, the Welsh were not at full strength on the day as they have a Euro 2024 qualifier against Latvia on June 12. Veteran Aaron Ramsey (33-Cardiff City) lasted just 30 minutes and gunman Brennan Johnson (22-Tottenham) played 45 minutes. Nevertheless, South Korea failed to penetrate their opponents with tactical moves and ended up with a sloppy draw. With meaningless passes and a lack of organized attacking, Son Heung-min, who played as a frontline striker, could only create chances with his individual skills.

Since taking charge of South Korea in March, Klinsmann has won three draws and two losses in five matches. He is the only manager to have failed to win his first five games in charge of the South Korean national soccer team since the full-time managerial system was introduced in 1992. Despite promising to play “attacking football” when he took over, saying, “I’m a striker and I prefer to win 4-3 rather than 1-0,” Klinsmann has scored just two goals in four games since scoring twice against Colombia. While his predecessor, Paulo Bento (54-Portugal), played a “build-up” style of soccer that used a variety of passes to increase possession and break through opposition pressure, Klinsmann has no clear attacking tactics. Furthermore, he has been mired in controversy recently for working from home in the United States, skipping the press conference to announce the roster.

After the game, Klinsmann said, “We struggled a little bit to execute the game the way we wanted to,” adding, “I’d say it’s a generational change, and we’re trying to get the players ready for the North and Central American World Cup qualifiers and the Asian Cup in Qatar next year.” The team will face Saudi Arabia at 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 13 in Newcastle, England. The Saudis have appointed Roberto Mancini, 59, who recently led Italy to the Euro 2020 title, as their coach. TV Chosun will broadcast the match live.

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