Jürgen Klinsmann, 59, has grown increasingly frustrated ahead of two crucial September A matches, Wales and Saudi Arabia. The three strikers who are most likely to make the squad are not feeling well.카지노사이트
Klinsmann will be making his first trip to Europe (Wales) since his departure in March. South Korea, ranked 28th in the FIFA rankings, will face Wales (35th) on March 8, followed by an exhibition match against Saudi Arabia (54th) five days later. The two matches are seen as a chance for the team to check its current status and strengthen its organization by sparring with teams of similar strength before the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in Qatar, which it hopes to win.
Klinsmann, who emphasized the importance of the two matches in September in a video interview with Korean reporters on Sept. 17 (KST), is planning to call up his best players. It is unclear whether it will work. Frontline strikers Oh Hyun-kyu (Celtic) and Cho Kyu-sung (Mitwillan), who were called up by Klinsmann during the March and June A matches, were injured.
Oh injured his calf in a preseason match just before the start of the 2023-24 Scottish League season. Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers said on Tuesday that he expects Oh to return after a four- to six-week recovery period. If that’s the case, he’s unlikely to make the national team in September.
A disappointed Oh Hyun-kyu (Busan = Yonhap) Son Hyung-joo reacts during the South Korea national soccer team trial match against Peru at the Asiad Stadium in Busan on Saturday. Oh Hyun-gyu is disappointed after missing a goal chance. 2023.6.16 email@example.com/2023-06-16 21:30:54/ JEJU ⓒ 1980-2023 ㈜연합뉴스. All rights reserved.
To make matters worse, Cho Kyu-sung returned to the bench after touching his thigh in discomfort during the match against Brønby on June 21. Considering that he was taping the back of his thigh, it was inferred to be a hamstring injury. The exact location and extent of the injury was not disclosed, but hamstring injuries typically require a recovery period of two to three weeks. His injury is all the more unfortunate as he has been in fine form this season, scoring four goals in nine official games since his move to Mitwylan.
The problem is that we can’t expect him to be fully fit until Hwang Eui-jo (Nottingham Forest). After a loan spell with FC Seoul in June, Hwang returned to his native Nottingham this season to make a serious bid for the English Premier League (EPL). He scored a goal in the preseason to raise expectations, but has yet to make his EPL debut. He was named to the roster for the second round of the EPL against Sheffield United on September 19, but was unable to play. Concerns about his match fitness are bound to grow.
The Korea National Football Team and the El Salvador national team played an A-match exhibition match on the afternoon of the 20th at the Daejeon World Cup Stadium in Yuseong-gu, Daejeon. Hwang Eui-jo celebrates scoring the first goal in the second half. Jürgen Klinsmann, who took over as head coach of the national team in March, is determined to get his first win against El Salvador, ranked 75th in the FIFA rankings. Daejeon Kim Min-gyu Reporter firstname.lastname@example.org /2023.06.20/
The second leg of the 2023~24 UEFA UECL third qualifying round match between Mitwillan and Omoni on June 18. Cho Kyu-sung performs a signature ceremony after scoring a penalty kick. Photo: MeetWillan SNS
The struggles of the striker trio have been bad news for Klinsmann, who has called for “aggressive football” and has expressed his concerns about goal-scoring in his last two meetings. Despite the lack of goals, Klinsmann has repeatedly praised his three strikers, a resource he has put a lot of faith in.
Klinsmann was torn by the situation with the three strikers. The need for a victory is even more urgent. Klinsmann has gone four games without a win (two draws and two defeats) since taking over the reins of South Korea, earning him the distinction of being the most winless foreign manager in Korean soccer.
With the potential departure of his two main strikers and the uncertainty of Hwang Ui-jo’s game, it will be interesting to see if Klinsmann will try to find a new face. The roster for the September A match will be announced on the 28th.