The long four-year voyage toward the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America has just begun. The first call-up list since the appointment of manager Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany) has been made public. It is an actual departure.
Still, it’s hard to see it as a full-fledged Klinsman. This is because coach Klinsman has not yet had enough time to look at the players as he took over as the new coach of the national soccer team on the 27th of last month. That is why most of the last 16 members of the Qatar World Cup were selected. In addition, Lee Gi-je (Suwon) and Oh Hyeon-gyu (Celtic), who was a ‘preliminary member’ of the World Cup, were also selected.베팅룸 토토
However, the atmosphere is fresh from the first departure. This is because the players who form the backbone of the Korean national team survived last weekend by scoring goals. They include captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), Lee Jae-seong (Mainz), and Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos).
First, Son Heung-min, the ‘captain’ of the Korean national team, scored a wedge goal in the 17th minute of the second half of the 2022-2023 English Professional Football Premier League (EPL) round 27 home game against Nottingham Forest held at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England on the 12th (Korean time). He scored and led his team to a 3-1 victory. It is the 6th goal in the league, 2 goals in the Champions League (UCL) of the European Football Federation (UEFA), and 2 goals in the English Football Association (FA) Cup, and it is the 10th goal in the official match.
Hwang Hee-chan also scored a goal. Hwang Hee-chan, who focused on treatment after injuring his hamstring (muscles behind the thigh) during the game against Liverpool on the 5th of last month, substituted in the 24th minute of the EPL round 27 away match against Newcastle United, and tasted the goal within one minute of stepping on the ground. It has been 381 days since he scored a goal in the league on February 25 last year against Arsenal.
Lee Kang-in, who plays for Spanish professional football Mallorca, scored his 3rd league goal in the 2022-2023 Spanish Primera Liga 25th round home game against Real Sociedad on the same night. It has been five months since Lee Kang-in scored a goal in the Spanish league last October against Valencia.
Lee Jae-sung is already bombing the German stage. Lee Jae-sung, who plays for Mainz in Germany, had his best month in February, scoring 3 goals and 2 assists in 4 league games. Oh Hyeon-kyu (Celtic) made his Scottish league debut goal, and Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos) showed his presence with his third goal of the season in two months. Centerback Kim Min-jae (Napoli) is leading his team’s lead in Italian Serie A with his unchanging ‘iron wall defense’
For Coach Klinsman, who has just taken over the leadership of the national team, foreign players boasting their skills can become a ‘reassuring weapon’.
Compared to the final list for the last World Cup in Qatar, only two players have changed. Instead of Jong-gyu Yoon (Seoul) and Chul Hong (Daegu), Lee Ki-je and Oh Hyeon-gyu were selected. Lee Gi-je, former manager of Paulo Bento (Portugal), played two A matches in the second qualifying round for the World Cup in Qatar, and Oh Hyun-kyu, who played one A match, did not make it to the final member of the World Cup, but trained with the national team in Qatar. have done
The national team convenes on the 20th at the Paju NFC (Football Team Training Center). Two consecutive A-matches are scheduled for the 24th at the Munsu Soccer Stadium in Ulsan against Colombia and the 28th at the Seoul World Cup Stadium against Uruguay. In the FIFA rankings announced last December, Colombia ranked 17th and Uruguay ranked 16th, higher than Korea (25th).
Head Coach Klinsmann held an inaugural press conference on the 9th, introducing coaches such as head coach Andreas Herzog, coach Paolo Stringara, coach Michael Kim (Korean name Kim Young-min), goalkeeper coach Andreas Köpke, physical coach Werner Reutard, and technical advisor Cha Doo-ri. there is a bar
A representative voice criticizing director Klinsman is radio tactics. Attention is focusing on what kind of tactics coach Klinsman, who took over as a member of the Qatar World Cup round of 16 in his first match, will show.