The South Korean men’s national soccer team, led by head coach Klinsmann, played a warm-up match against Wales at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, England, on the 8th to a 0-0 draw. 스포츠토토핫
Since taking office in March, Klinsmann has played five A matches, including against Wales, but has never won a single victory. After recording two draws and two losses in four A matches in March and June, he added one draw on the day.
Klinsmann launched a 4-4-2 tactic. Captain Son Heung-min was tasked with leading the Korean attack by forming a two-top with Cho Kyu-sung. South Korea’s first and second-half plays were a series of frustrations. In particular, the midfield seemed to have completely disappeared in the first half. I used the side, but the pass was not smooth. This is why the number of shots in the first half was only one.
Throughout the 90 minutes, South Korea had four shots and one effective shot, while Wales had 11 shots and four effective shots, including one hit on the post. South Korea had a ball share of 60 percent, but there was no substance.
In the 39th minute of the first half, he shook Wales’ left side with a personal talent and fired a right-footed kick near the left corner outside the box. It went straight to the goalkeeper.
In the 42nd minute of the first half, Son Heung-min matched up with Kim Min-jae. On the left side, Kim Min-jae posted a “delivery cross” when he saw Son Heung-min preparing to rush into the gate. The movement to enter after seeing Son Heung-min’s ball was good, but he was caught offside by a narrow margin.
Son Heung-min continued to stand out in the second half. He caught Wales off guard in the 11th minute of the second half. I hit a shot from outside the box. But the ball was cruelly directed over the net. The game ended in a 0-0 draw, but Son Heung-min showed why he was the “captain.”
According to the British media “Independent” on the 7th, Son Heung-min said in a pre-reference press conference against Wales, “It is a great honor and privilege to wear the captain’s armband with the national team.” You have to show it by action. He said, “We have to show that we can be the team leader on and off the field.”
Although there was no victory for South Korea, Son Heung-min kept what he said. However, it is best for all players to do well in the national team game, which has to be united as a “one team.” Relying on a player is not a shortcut to victory.
This point was pointed out by the BBC. “South Korea was limited to mid-range shots by captain Son Heung-min and Hwang In-beom despite their high share,” the BBC said. Hwang In-beom, who started with Son Heung-min, broke through the frustration once with a left-footed mid-range shot in the 14th minute of the second half.