Klinsmann, who is aiming for his first three consecutive wins since his launch, must fight the dilemma of ‘Halgye Udo’ (割鷄牛刀).
He must launch an all-out war and a new experiment amid questions about whether it is necessary to give his all against a weak team in Southeast Asia.
The friendly match against Vietnam held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 17th is the stage.
Vietnam, where coach Park Hang-seo took command until early this year, is a familiar opponent in Korea, but is classified as a weak team in terms of objective power. Ranked 95th in the FIFA rankings, it is a level of competition only in Southeast Asia.
It is clearly a big difference from Korea, which ranked 26th. Even though the soccer ball is round, it would be disappointing as the opponent for the last international match before the 2026 North, Central and American World Cup Asia 2nd round qualifiers. This is the background to the growing dissatisfaction of fans with the participation of top-class players in Europe, such as Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) and Kim Min-jae (27, Bayern Munich).
Contrary to the excitement of fans, the concern is that the Vietnam War is a necessary vaccination. Unlike electric vehicles, which are likened to a knife for slaughtering cows, Korea does not have much recent experience in slaughtering chickens (Southeast Asia). The last time was in July last year when they defeated Hong Kong 3-0 in the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) E-1 Championship (East Asian Cup).
However, it must be taken into account that the East Asian Cup is a competition mainly participated by domestic players. The experience of the overseas team, a core force, against a Southeast Asian country was against Sri Lanka (5-0 win in the second round of the Qatar World Cup) in June 2021 under the previous system.
National soccer team coach Jürgen Klinsmann (59) also needs to check in real life the strengths of the Southeast Asian countries that will meet in the Asian second qualifying round starting in November (winners of the first qualifying round between Thailand, Singapore and Guam) and the Asian Cup (Malaysia) in January next year. I accepted the Vietnam War because there was a .
Naturally, Coach Klinsmann is likely to set the starting lineup at least at a level that is not much different from usual in order to adapt to the Southeast Asian country. As the Vietnam game is our invitational game, it also means that we show minimal courtesy to our opponent.
However, if Director Klinsmann is trying to be practical, he needs to also conduct new experiments. The most likely method is to take the lead with many goals in the first half and then use players who have not had a chance in the second half.
Despite consistently wearing the Taegeuk symbol, central defender Kim Joo-seong (23, Seoul), whose only international appearance was against Hong Kong last year, and goalkeeper Kim Jun-hong (20, Gimcheon Sangmu), who has not yet made his A-match debut, suffered an orbital fracture in the game against El Salvador in June. Side defender Kim Jin-su (31, Jeonbuk), who returned after a long absence, is expected to play. Depending on the situation, there is a possibility that defensive midfielder Lee Sun-min (29, Gwangju) will have the opportunity to play as a starter.메이저놀이터
Director Klinsmann is also considering both all-out war and new experiments in the Vietnam War. He said at a press conference on the 16th, “This game is a time when we need to have continuity and sustainability for the team,” and “Our players are understanding my tactics little by little, and the chemistry between the players is working well.” “At the same time, I think it is important to give opportunities to players who have played less games. Up to 6 people can be replaced tomorrow, so we will try to make the most of this. “It will be a game where we have to win both,” he added.