It was inevitable, but in the end, only defensive anxiety was exposed.
The soccer team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann lost 0-1 to Peru in an A-match evaluation match held at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium on the 16th. The national team conceded in the 10th minute of the first half and was dragged away, and launched an offensive in the second half, but the goal was not scored.
Kim Min-jae (Napoli),안전놀이터 who is called the core of the national team’s defense, enlisted for basic military training, while Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan Hyundai) left due to injury. Coach Klinsman filled the central defense combination with Park Ji-soo and Jung Seung-hyun. On both sides, Lee Ki-je and Ahn Hyun-beom were given opportunities. In the third line, Doo-jae Won was selected as Hwang In-beom’s partner.
These four-back lineups were a combination that had never been seen in Klinsman’s managerial system, as well as in a full-time manager’s system. Even Ahn Hyun-beom made his A-match debut that day. Perhaps that is why Ahn Hyeon-beom had difficulty locating himself. Won Doo-jae, who worked with Hwang In-bum, also failed to protect the ball in the midfield.
Defender Park Ji-su struggled, but it was not enough to fill the gap between Kim Young-kwon and Kim Min-jae. He could have conceded more runs had it not been for goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu’s several saves. However, in the second half, he found a balance between offense and defense and improved his performance somewhat. “There were a lot of injuries,” Klinsman said. I had to choose a change for various reasons,” he said. “I struggled for about 20 to 25 minutes in the first half. Our midfielders struggled in one-on-one fights. The game had to be played under tight pressure. space opened up Against a technically good South American team, they can easily get to the door when space opens up. Since then, I have found myself and am equipped with organizational skills.”
Coach Klinsman also changed tactics with a three-back at the end of the second half. The national team will face El Salvador at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 20th. The absence of Kim Min-jae and Kim Young-kwon should not be an excuse. It is the director’s job to prepare for any situation. There could be another situation where Kim Min-jae and Kim Young-kwon do not play together. This is another challenge Klinsman has to face.