“Korea has many good players besides Son Heung-min.”
It was the evaluation of Columbia coach Nestor Lorenzo. The Korean men’s national team A, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will play a friendly match against Colombia at the Ulsan World Cup Stadium on the 24th. This is Klinsman’s directorial debut. On the 27th of last month, coach Klinsman took the new leadership of Korean soccer following former coach Paulo Bento. Coach Klinsman, who has been familiar with Korean soccer through two K-League intuitions, finished meeting with the players through the first convocation on the 20th.
Colombia ranks 17th in the FIFA rankings, eight places higher than Korea (25th). Colombia, which failed to qualify for the Qatar World Cup, is dreaming of a new leap forward by appointing Argentinian coach Lorenzo. Coach Klinsman warned, “Colombia will play with hunger.” Hwang In-beom’s teammate James Rodriguez, Son Heung-min’s teammate Davinson Sanchez, and once called ‘the strongest striker in the human world’ Radamel Falcao (Vallecano) stepped on Korean soil. Korea leads with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss, and in the most recent match, a friendly match in March 2019 (Seoul World Cup Stadium), Korea won 2-1.
Coach Lorenzo said at the official press conference held at the Ulsan World Cup Stadium on the 23rd, “We will enter the World Cup qualifiers. The evaluation match before that is important. We are designing a team. It is a rebuilding phase. This process is natural. We selected active young players. Through this evaluation match, we plan to experiment and appoint young players. I think it will be a good place for evaluation ahead of the World Cup qualifiers.” “In terms of game, I want to play a good game and experiment with a lot of tactics. Creating a good team is the priority. 메이저놀이터 As we prepare for the 2026 World Cup, we are building a team with new players. It is difficult to start with a new roster. I will do my best. “I have to do my best and go towards my goal. It’s not easy to pass the World Cup qualifiers, but I’m growing and looking forward to the results.”
Coach Lorenzo said, “There is no problem with midfielder Juan Quintero, who is suspected of being injured.” Regarding Korea, “I know Son Heung-min as a representative. There are many good players besides Son Heung-min. I know it well. Korea is a team with good players and is showing an aggressive appearance. It is a world-class team enough to perform well in the World Cup.” raised He continued, “We have good players in offense, waist, and defense. The advantage of the waist is the switch between offense and defense. In defense, Min-jae Kim knows, and the players who play on the left side are well aware. I think I will. As long as we have a good opponent like Yuribe, I think we can have a good match.”