Coach Jurgen Klinsmann (59) smiles as he sees the overseas players’ performance. At the same time, the burden of winning the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup next January is increasing.
According to the Korea Football Association (KFA), coach Jürgen Klinsmann, who is leading the Korean national soccer team, will return to Korea via Incheon Airport on the 3rd (Korean time). He recently stayed in the United States for about two weeks.
Coach Klinsmann will watch the 2023 Hana One Q FA Cup final between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Pohang Steelers held in Pohang on the 4th, and then announce the roster for the second round of the World Cup qualifiers in November on the 6th.굿모닝토토 주소
Klinsmann will face Singapore in the second qualifying round of the North and Central America World Cup at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 16th. They are then scheduled to face China away at 9 p.m. on the 21st.
Coach Klinsmann, who is beginning his journey toward the World Cup, is receiving updates on the recent performance of European players every day. From the perspective of a coach who has to achieve results by encompassing them, it is an extremely good thing.
‘Captain’ Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) boasts unrivaled skills. He, who also wears the captain’s armband in his team, moved to the front line striker in the 2023-2024 season and has already succeeded in scoring 8 goals in the English Premier League (EPL).
Son Heung-min is a ‘regular guest’ in various best teams, including the EPL September Team of the Month, EPL Team of the Week, and the Top 5 European League Teams of the Week. Thanks to his performance, Tottenham is at the top of the league leaderboard with 8 wins, 2 draws and an ‘undefeated streak’ this season.
‘Korean Guy’ Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton) is also flying around, standing tall as a ‘record maker’. Hwang Hee-chan, who entered the EPL in the 2021-2022 season, has already surpassed the 5 points he recorded in his first season this season. He recorded the most points (6 points) by an individual in a season. He was on an upward trend with points (3 goals, 1 assist) in 4 consecutive league games. Hwang Hee-chan is tied for 5th place in the EPL scoring list, following 2nd place Son Heung-min.
‘Young blood’ Oh Hyun-gyu (22, Celtic) also recently succeeded in scoring his first goal of the season. He came on as a substitute in the 29th minute of the second half in the Scottish Premier League home match against St. Mirren (2-1 win) on the 2nd and scored the winning goal.
Oh Hyun-gyu hit the opponent’s net 9 minutes after being substituted. He bypassed the defense and penetrated into the empty space, finally scoring his first goal of the season with a calm touch and an accurate shot that hit the corner of the goal. He was selected as MOM (Most Valuable Player of the Match) and also reflected on the mantra, “Believe in yourself.”
Hong Hyun-seok scored the winning goal in the away game against Iceden Maasmechelen as part of the Belgian Football Association (FA) Cup round of 32 on the 2nd. He led the team to a 3-1 victory. Hong Hyun-seok, who started as a starter, scored in the second half in a 1-1 situation. He found the net in the 32nd minute, and Hong Hyun-seok, who is known for his active spirit, played the full time.
In addition, ‘iron pillar’ Kim Min-jae (27, Bayern Munich) and ‘genius midfielder’ Lee Kang-in (22, Paris Saint-Germain) are also showing off their presence. In particular, Lee Kang-in recently scored his first goal since joining last July. It was his UEFA Champions League (UCL) debut goal against AC Milan and his first goal since his transfer.
In addition, Cho Kyu-seong (Midtjylland) also has 5 points this season, and Hwang Ui-jo (Norwich City) finally scored a goal.
Coach Klinsmann smiles at the performance of the national team’s ‘overseas’ members. I can’t help but feel reassured that those who are supposed to play a central role are doing well. All you have to do is think about how to use it happily.
But at the same time, it also carries a huge burden. Coach Klinsmann will challenge for Korea’s first win since 1960 at the Qatar Asian Cup next January.
The evaluation continues that the national team has entered a ‘golden age’ filled with players boasting peak skills. In an atmosphere where winning is considered essential in Korea, Coach Klinsmann’s leadership is being judged publicly.