Klins Man-ho, who is challenging his first win after taking office in the A-match schedule in September, announces the convocation list. A quick victory is urgent, but many of the main players in the attacking line are injured, so the choice of coach Jurgen Klinsmann is attracting attention.
The national football team led by coach Klinsman will reveal the players who will participate in the evaluation match to be held in England in September through a press release at 1:00 pm on the 28th. The national team will play its first match against Wales at 3:45 am on September 8 at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, England. Then, at 1:30 am on the 13th, they clash with Saudi Arabia at St. James Park in Newcastle, England.
The Klinsman, which departed last March, has played four matches in Korea alone and has no victory with 2 draws and 2 losses.
In Klinsmanho’s debut game against Colombia, Korea drew 2-2, and in the subsequent match against Uruguay, they bowed their heads 1-2. Even in June, Klinsmann failed to secure a victory. Korea, who lost 0-1 in the game against Peru, ended up drawing 1-1 with El Salvador, which they expected to win in the first match.
Korea, unable to win despite backing the unilateral support of the home fans, is leaving for Europe for the first time in two years and 10 months for an evaluation match.
Both Wales and Saudi Arabia are tricky opponents, so Korea’s victory is not guaranteed, and they can’t even build a perfect squad.
First of all, Kang-in Lee (PSG), who has grown as the main player of the national team through the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, cannot join. Lee Kang-in suffered a left quadriceps injury during a match for his team. An official from the Korea Football Association also said, “I heard from PSG about Lee Kang-in’s injury. It is difficult to call for a match in September.”
In addition to Lee Kang-in, there are a lot of injured people in the offensive line. Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic) complained of calf pain earlier this month and was diagnosed that he needed 4-6 weeks of rehabilitation and rest. Cho Kyu-seong (Mittwillan), who was active after advancing to the Danish stage, suffered a minor injury to his hamstring.
In addition, Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) also felt uncomfortable with his hamstring in the game he started on the 26th, so bad news occurred that he was replaced in 45 minutes.
Although some key players are missing, fortunately, key airborne players such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) are expected to join without any problems.
Last June, Son Heung-min underwent hernia surgery ahead of the call-up to the A team, and his condition was not perfect. Accordingly, Son Heung-min appeared only as a second half substitute in the second match against El Salvador. Kim Min-jae was called up for basic military training in June and was unable to join the national team. If you put your name on the national team list in September, it will be called in six months.
New players are also expected to join. Hyun-Jun Yang (Celtic) and Ji-Soo Kim (Brentford), who moved to Europe through the transfer market this summer, can join the A national team considering the nature of the evaluation match and the schedule to be convened in Europe. Both of them were not listed on the first qualifying list for the Olympics to be held in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do during the A match in September, so there is a high possibility of getting on the A team.스포츠토토
Meanwhile, players active in Korea among the national team roster for September will be convened on September 4 and depart for England. Players playing overseas, such as Europe or the Middle East, will join the squad in England. Coach Klinsman, who is currently staying in the United States, plans to meet with the national team in England.