4-1 win over Tunisia, first big win under Klinsmann
First four goals in a game + three consecutive clean sheets
Klinsmann turns the tide of the game
Klinsmann declares work style my way, only results to prove it
Next opponent is weak Vietnam… Upbeat mood to continue
[SEOUL, Oct. 13 (Yonhap) – Fans booed Jürgen Klinsmann (GER) when he was introduced before the friendly soccer match between South Korea and Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Mapo-gu, Seoul, on Oct. 13. It was a rare sight at an international match
[Yonhap News] But that was set to change on Sunday as South Korea, ranked 26th in the FIFA rankings, thrashed Tunisia, ranked 29th, 4-0.
[Financial News] Fans booed Jürgen Klinsmann (GER) as he was introduced before the South Korea-Tunisia friendly soccer match at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Mapo-gu, Seoul, on October 13.
It was a rare sight at a national team match. Fans were disappointed with Klinsmann, who has only won one, drawn three, and lost two matches since taking over in February of this year, as well as his seeming lack of commitment to his job as head coach of the South Korean national soccer team, as he is often out of the country. This was further fueled by a recent interview in which Klinsmann stated that he would “stick to my methods”. The boos were understandable.
However, the mood was expected to change today as South Korea, ranked 26th in the FIFA rankings, thrashed Tunisia, ranked 29th, 4-0.
At the end of the first half, the fans’ frustration and disappointment seemed to persist. Despite three shots on goal, none of them were on target.
However, the mood changed dramatically in the second half as Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) put on a ‘one-man show’. Lee opened the scoring on his A-League debut with a left-footed free kick in the 10th minute of the second half and added a second goal with a left-footed turner in the 12th minute.
The two goals set the tone for the rest of the match, and Korea went on to score an own goal off a header by Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) and a late consolation goal by Hwang Eui-jo (Norwich City) to record their most goals in a single match since Klinsmann took over.
It is the first time he has scored four goals in a game.
[SEOUL, South Korea] Lee Kang-in had a day to remember. He scored his debut goal for the national team and recorded his first multi-goal game.
It was Klinsmann’s first big win, and he deserves a lot of credit for doing so without Son Heung-min. (Photo = News1)
It was a big win and a big story as Son Heung-min was not fully fit and was benched, while Hwang In-beom (Zvezda) was suddenly replaced by Hong Hyun-seok (Hent) after pulling a muscle during warm-ups. It was Klinsmann’s first big win as coach, and he deserves a lot of credit for doing so without Son Heung-min.
It was the first time in 13 months that Tunisia had conceded more than three goals in a game since a 1-5 loss to Brazil in September last year. Since then, they have been a strong defensive team, never conceding more than two goals in a game in any of their nine A-match campaigns, but today they conceded four second-half goals to South Korea.
Tunisia kept clean sheets against France and Denmark in their three group games at the World Cup in Qatar last year. Defensively, South Korea kept a clean sheet in three consecutive matches, including wins over Wales (0-0) and Saudi Arabia (1-0) in September.
(SEOUL) Kim Min-jae had a dominant performance on the day. In the first half, only Kim Min-jae was visible.
(SEOUL, South Korea) With ‘Iron Pillar’ Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) at the center of the attack, Korea’s run of four consecutive clean sheets since Klinsmann took over has turned into three in a row.
With ‘Iron Pillar’ Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) at the center of the defense, Klinsmann’s team has kept three clean sheets in the last three games after conceding in four consecutive games.
With three draws and two defeats in his first five games, Klinsmann’s side have now won two in a row, including the recent victory over Saudi Arabia.
But there’s still a bomb in the bag. Klinsmann has stated that he has no intention of changing his style of play.
This is a controversial issue that is bound to be a point of contention throughout Klinsmann’s tenure. In the end, the only way Klinsmann can overcome this and win the trust of the people is by delivering results. Like in Tunisia right now.
South Korea coach Klinsmann celebrates after Hwang Eui-jo scored a goal.
[SEOUL, South Korea] The foreign oil controversy is likely to continue. 토토사이트 If South Korea wants to stay the course and silence the critics, it will have to prove it with results like today’s.
South Korea hasn’t hosted a Southeast Asian team in a domestic trial in 32 years. There is no reason for this. It also doesn’t make sense to prepare for the Asian Cup. No other country uses an exhibition match as a way to adapt to a weaker team. Our next opponent is Vietnam. It’s a must-win game.
“We won 4-0 today, but Tunisia is not a four-goal team,” Klinsmann said, adding, “I was expecting two goals against a pretty strong team, so I’m happy we scored more than that.”
It will be interesting to see if Klinsmann’s team can carry this momentum into Vietnam.