Klins Man-ho lost the return match against Uruguay and delayed his first win opportunity to June.
The national team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann메이저놀이터 lost 1-2 in a friendly match against Uruguay held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th. After conceding the first goal to Sebastian Coates from a set piece in the 10th minute of the first half, Hwang In-beom equalized the match in the 6th minute of the second half. With Son Heung-min and Lee Kang-in at the center, they even aimed for a reverse goal, but in the 18th minute of the second half, Matthias Vessino conceded an additional goal. Afterwards, Kim Young-kwon and Oh Hyun-kyu’s goal was canceled by the video review system. As a result, the national team, which drew 2-2 with Colombia in Ulsan on the 24th, postponed its first chance to win amidst defensive anxiety, conceding 4 goals in 2 games.
Uruguay, who faced Uruguay in the first match of the 2022 Qatar World Cup group stage in four months, and the second match after Klinsman took over as coach. Coach Klinsmann made changes to his lineup. Lee Kang-in, who said at the press conference, “I need to grow more,” was started as a right midfielder in the 4-2-3-1 formation. While Hwang Eui-jo was at the top, Lee Kang-in, Son Heung-min and Lee Jae-seong stood in the second line. Hwang In-beom and Jung Woo-young paired up as defensive midfielders. Lee Ki-je, Kim Young-kwon, Kim Min-jae, Kim Tae-hwan in the back four, and Cho Hyun-woo in the goal.
Uruguay’s acting manager, Marcelo Brolly, set a counter-fire with a 4-3-3. The three tops were Maxi Gomes, Jonathan Rodriguez and Facundo Torres. Signature Federico Valverde played in attacking midfield, supported by Manuel Ugarte and Matthias Vesino. José Luis Rodriguez, Santiago Bueno, Sebastian Coates and Joaquin Piqueres played the back four, and Santiago Mele wore the goalkeeper’s gloves.
Uruguay, where the era of Luis Suárez, Edinson Cavani, and Diego Godin is coming to an end, is in the midst of a generational shift. Still, Uruguay ranked 16th in the FIFA rankings (25th in Korea) was Uruguay. Uruguay dominated the midfield with Valverde at the fore.