Jurgen Klinsmann, coach of the men’s national soccer team, is in many ways the opposite of Paulo Bento’s former coach.
Korea lost 0-1 to Peru on the 16th and drew 1-1 with El Salvador on the 20th. As a result, the record of Korea, which only played at home after Klinsman took over, became 2 draws and 2 losses. Considering that it is still in a transitional period, Kim Min-jae and Kim Young-kwon are missing from the June list, and Son Heung-min was in a difficult physical condition to run, it is time for analysis focusing on the content and direction rather than regretting only the results.
What is disappointing in this aspect is the timing and method of introducing the newly selected players. Coach Klinsman selected five new players for the national team and gave them all a chance to debut. Ahn Hyun-beom was selected as a starter for the game against Peru, and Hong Hyun-seok, Park Yong-woo, and Park Kyu-hyun were put in as substitutes. In the game against El Salvador, Seol Young-woo played full-time.
It is regrettable that the order and method of their debut made it difficult for them to demonstrate their skills. Among the two new lightbacks selected, Ahn Hyun-beom made his debut first. Both players have enough professional experience, and in terms of the speed of adaptation to the current national team, Seol Young-woo played the national team for each age until recently, and at this time, he worked with Hwang Ui-jo, Lee Kang-in, and Won Doo-jae. Considering the tactical balance, since Lee Ki-je, who tends to overlap, was in charge of the left side of the match against Peru, Seol Young-woo, who is stable on the other side, was able to balance more. However, the actual order of appointment was reversed. Ahn Hyun-beom failed to show his strength in the game against Peru.
In the case of Park Kyu-hyun, it was unconventional from selection to input timing and role. When Park Kyu-hyun became a pro at Ulsan Hyundai’s youth team, he chose to challenge Germany instead of going to the K-League. He wasn’t a regular starter in Dresden either, and it took him a while to find his place and play consistently.
Park Kyu-hyun, who was playing in Germany’s third division and was suddenly thrown into the pressure and pace of the A-match, clearly looked flustered. In addition, when he was substituted in the second half of the game against Peru, Park Kyu-hyun had to take on an irregular and improvised role, going back and forth between the three-back stopper and the four-back full-back to attack all of Korea. It’s similar to the one he’s taking on the field in Germany, but it’s too complicated a task for his A-match debut. There was Kim Joo-seong, a professional center back of the same age who was ahead in A-match and professional experience, on the bench, but he did not use it. Then, Park Kyu-hyun was substituted for the El Salvador match, but it was the same that he could not keep up with the speed and structure of the national team game.
It was a completely different method from the former coach Bento, who selected new players only after carefully examining whether they were suitable for his tactics, and gradually gave them opportunities to play after selecting them several times. In 2018, when Bento was in the early days of his appointment, he hired a lot of new faces, but at the time, the national team needed a water change, and a large number of Asian Games gold medal members were produced and used mainly as promising prospects.먹튀검증
Considering that coach Klinsman had to give up a large number of promising players representing Korea in the U24 national team evaluation match held at the same time as the recently ended U20 World Cup, some analysts say that the new face Klinsman really picked will only be confirmed after the Asian Games. It is said that there is no need to criticize Klinsman’s direction of discovering new talent as Park Kyu-hyun alone. However, when introducing newly selected players, it seems necessary to provide a good environment for them to demonstrate their capabilities. Klinsmann himself is a ‘legend’ who scored 40 goals in 82 matches for the German national team, but even he barely scored a goal in the early days of his debut.