‘Actually, the 1st season’ Klinsmann sortie on the 12th… Will Kim Joo-seong become the second Kim Young-kwon?

‘What is the solution to the void in central defense without Kim Min-jae and Kim Young-kwon?’

The de facto ‘1st Taegeuk Warriors’, ‘handpicked’ by Jürgen Klissmann (Germany), the Korean national soccer team coach, will be convened in Busan on the 12th to start a challenge for ‘Klinsmann’s Horseman’s Victory’.메이저놀이터,

The 23 national soccer team players led by coach Klinsman will start convocation training at Gudeok Stadium in Busan from 4:30 pm on the 12th in preparation for the second A match in June.

The national team, ranked 27th in the FIFA rankings, will first play against Peru (ranked 21st) at the Busan Asiad Main Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 16th, and at 8:00 pm on the 20th, the national team will play against El Salvador (ranked 75th) at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium. come face to face

Korea is lagging behind Peru, the “South American ambush”, with 1 draw and 1 loss, and will meet El Salvador for the first time as an A-match ahead of the 2023 North and Central America Gold Cup (opening on June 24).

Coach Klinsman, who was appointed as the soccer team’s command tower on February 27, entered Korea on March 8 and immediately played two A-matches in March.

In less than a month after taking the baton of the national team, I had to build a team mainly with players who participated in the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar due to lack of physical time to identify players while preparing for an A match.

The results were not satisfactory. They drew 2-2 with Colombia and lost 1-2 to Uruguay.

Manager Klinsman had to hand over his first winning chance to two consecutive A matches this June.

Coach Klinsmann watching the Ulsan-Jeju match
(Seoul = Yonhap News) Korean national football team coach Jurgen Klinsmann watches the 2023 K League 1 match between Ulsan Hyundai and Jeju United held at Ulsan Munsu World Cup Stadium on the 10th. 2023.6.10 [provided by the Korea Professional Football Federation. Resale and DB prohibited] photo@yna.co.kr

On the 5th, coach Klinsman announced 23 Taegeuk Warriors who will play in two consecutive matches against Peru and El Salvador.

Considering that the members of the 2nd A-match in March were in fact members of the full-time manager Paulo Bento’s system, the 2nd A-match in June was composed of K-leagues and overseas players, which coach Klinsman personally confirmed. deserves to be called

Coach Klinsman, who has no choice but to be burdened with a ‘wrestling victory’, but the process of preparing for the two consecutive matches in Peru and El Salvador this time was not easy either. This is because the two players who have firmly guarded the central defense of the national team are out of power.

‘Iron pillar’ Kim Min-jae (Napoli), who was recognized as the best defender in Italy’s Serie A, was unable to join the national team due to military training, and veteran defender Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan) suffered a hamstring injury and is recovering.

In a situation where two of the national team’s immovable ‘central defense line’ are missing at once, coach Klinsman’s ‘crisis response ability’ emerged as one of the points to watch in the two A-matches in June.

Kim Yeong-kwon
(Ulsan = Yonhap News) Reporter Kim Yong-tae = Ulsan Kim Young-kwon sits down due to an injury in the professional soccer Hana One Q K League 1 match between Ulsan Hyundai and Daejeon Hana Citizen held at Munsu Soccer Stadium on the 28th. 2023.5.28 yongtae@yna.co.kr

Coach Klinsmann selected Park Ji-soo (Portimonense), Kim Joo-seong (FC Seoul), and Kwon Kyung-won (Gamba Osaka) as the central defensive line.

Park Ji-soo (29, 14 A matches) and Kwon Kyung-won (31, 30 A matches) are often called to the national team and are experienced defenders, but Kim Joo-seong (22, 1 A match) played an A match through the East Asian Cup last July. He is a ‘prospect’ who made his debut.

It is difficult to replace the weight of the ‘Kim Min-jae-Kim Young-kwon duo’ based on the name value of these three people, but in the absence of a suitable alternative, attention is focused on Klinsman’s ‘defensive tactics’.

Park Ji-soo uses his right foot, Kwon Kyung-won and Kim Joo-seong use his left foot.

For this reason, the ‘Park Ji-soo-Kwon Kyung-won combination’ is highly likely to be selected by the director, but the ‘Park Ji-soo-Kim Joo-sung combination’ can also be operated as an option.

Since Park Ji-soo and Kwon Kyung-won are resources whose skills have already been proven in the national team, attention is drawn to whether Kim Joo-seong will be able to get a chance to play in the second A-match this June.

Kim Joo-seong, who joined FC Seoul in 2019 and served as managing director of Gimcheon, played all 17 K-League 1 games as the main defensive resource this season.

Kim Joo-seong is called the ‘second Kim Young-kwon’ and is a ‘young blood’ defender who is firmly building his position.

Kim Joo-seong (right) defending in a K-League 1 match
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Kim Joo-seong, who is 186 cm tall, is also excellent in aerial competition and build-up skills, and is the only FC Seoul player who has continued to start all games (2 substitutions) since the opening.

Even as coach Klinsman, he has enough skills to test as a ‘backup resource for Kim Young-kwon’ from a long-term perspective.

Kim Joo-seong said, “Kim Young-kwon plays in the same league, so I watch a lot of matches. I am a left-footed player, so I study a lot about build-up and defense and try to follow him. I will do my best to show what I can do.” chopped up