Korean Monster’ Kim Min-jae (27, Naples) declared a scoreless return match against Uruguay.
The national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (59, Germany), will play its second match in March against Uruguay at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th. It is a rematch in four months since the first round of Group H (0-0 draw) in the Qatar World Cup group stage last November.
Although it is a friendly match, victory is necessary for the “Klinsman” to cruise toward the 2026 World Cup to be held in three North and Central American countries (Canada, the United States, and Mexico). In particular, the domestic evaluation match (2-1) in October 2018 is the only victory, and it is absolutely inferior with 1 win, 2 draws and 6 losses in the past A match record, so both the content and the result must be captured.
In his inauguration interview, head coach Klinsman revealed his strong will for attacking football by saying, “A 4-3 victory is better than a 1-0 victory.” The plan is to press the opponent with active and leading play to get what you want. However, the top priority is to crack down on the back door. Former coach Paulo Bento, who reached the round of 16 at the Qatar World Cup, also advocated dominant soccer, but constantly emphasized defensive stability. 메이저놀이터
At an official press conference held at the National Training Center (NFC) in Paju, Gyeonggi-do on the 27th, Kim Min-jae said, “There are colleagues who can score anytime if they don’t concede. First of all, it is important not to concede a goal.”
The evaluation match against Colombia on the 24th, which ended in a 2-2 draw, showed the importance of ‘a sense of stability’. As coach Klinsman intended, Korea took the lead and led 2-0 in the first half. However, as soon as the second half started, they conceded two goals. Momentary lack of concentration and mistakes overlapped. Kim Min-jae also made a pointless situation as he was pushed by the opposing striker in terms of the dangerous area.