“The defense was something I did well as a team, not me individually. Please praise me for not conceding any goals.”
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (59), won 4-0 thanks to Lee Kang-in’s ‘hard carry’ in the national friendly match against Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 13th.
With this, Korea succeeded in winning two games in a row following the match against Saudi Arabia (1-0 win) held on September 13th.
Coach Klinsmann had to capture both the content and the result of this October’s international match. This is because it is effectively the last international match period before the AFC Asian Cup Qatar 2023, which will be held in January 2024. There are World Cup Asian qualifiers in November, but we have to show results now.
Coach Klinsmann, who took over from coach Paulo Bento in March,스포츠토토 failed to win in his first five games. In the first international match in March, they drew 2-2 against Colombia and lost 1-2 to Uruguay.
When they met in June, they lost 0-1 to Peru and drew 1-1 with El Salvador. They drew 0-0 with Wales when they met in September. The first win was a 1-0 win against Saudi Arabia immediately after the match against Wales.
Still, the match against Tunisia achieved some success. In particular, it is noteworthy that Tunisia’s counterattack was blocked with Kim Min-jae at the forefront. In defense, he overpowered all of the opponent’s fast players, including Mebry Hannibal, and in the 21st minute of the second half, he headed Lee Kang-in’s kick from a corner kick, causing the opponent’s own goal.
On this day, Kim Min-jae stepped up as captain in place of Son Heung-min, who was taking a break on the bench. He responded that it was no big deal, saying, “I think the captaincy was just decided by the coach. I didn’t feel any pressure about the armband.”
Regarding the defense that allowed no goals against Tunini, Kim Min-jae said, “Actually, it is a result of not only me but all the players doing well. I think it is okay to receive a high score because there are no goals conceded.” He added, “During training, I focused on improving the defense part. Between the players. “We focused on communication,” he explained.
Kim Min-jae expressed confidence, saying, “For the game against Tunisia, Coach Klinsmann emphasized organized defense. In particular, he emphasized the organization of defense to prevent the opponent’s counterattack when attacking. So I focused most on that.”
Kim Min-jae, who is continuing his strong march with his team Munich, said, “Actually, I think it is difficult for all players other than me. In particular, the K-League will be even more difficult as the season is coming to an end.” “I will finish it,” he promised.