A bad news has occurred to Tim Klinsmann. While goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu is out of power due to ruptured cruciate ligament in his right knee, fullbacks Kim Tae-hwan and Lee Ki-je are also reportedly absent from the training.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann, won the first match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup against Bahrain, but tied with Jordan 2-2 in the second match. He is highly likely to advance to the round of 16 as the second-ranked team in the group after Jordan.
Having landed in Qatar with the goal of “winning,” Klinsmann is being criticized for his poor performance in the previous two matches. Among them, fullback is considered Korea’s Achilles heel. In particular, Lee Ki-je, who started at left fullback for two consecutive games, is under fire.
Coach Klinsmann also seems to be worried about using fullback. In the previous two games, he made changes repeatedly, including removing Lee Ki-je, who was placed on the left, and putting in Kim Tae-hwan, the right fullback.
To make matters worse, fullback resources were injured. Lee reportedly complained of hamstring strain and Kim Tae-hwan complained of calf strain after the match against Jordan. The two reportedly did not attend the team’s training on Monday.
If Kim Tae-hwan and Lee Ki-je cannot play in the final group match against Malaysia on the 25th, a change is inevitable. Kim Jin-soo, the left fullback, also failed to play a game in the aftermath of a left calf injury. Seol Young-woo may be the only professional fullback who can play against Malaysia.
Midfielder Lee Soon-min, who can also serve as a defensive position, can play as a left fullback. However, it is unclear whether Lee Soon-min will have improved his sense of play as he missed the previous two games. In addition, there is a concern that the fullback is not the main position.
It is also possible to operate a three-back with three central defenders. In this case, a sense of stability can be added to the rear, but the offensive side may lose some power. If there is no professional fullback, it is worth considering.
The concern is that Clinton has never used a three-back strategy from the start of the game. Since taking office in March last year, Clinton has brought up the best 11 based on four-back techniques in all 13 A matches. 헤라카지노
He briefly used a three-back in the second half of an exhibition match with Peru in June last year. However, he deployed Park Kyu-hyun, whose main position is fullback, to serve as a center back. At the time, the team lost 0-1 to Peru, and failed to secure results. Moreover, three-back using fullback as center back is a tactic that cannot be used at present.
In fact, it may be the first time since the launch of the Klinsman ship to take out a three-back.