After the ‘high tide’ forward pressure, the ‘low tide’ defensive concentration, the game against Uruguay that needs to change
Klins Man-ho showed ‘two faces’ in the A-match against Colombia, before his debut. How will the defense, which was disappointing compared to the hot offense, be different in the game against Uruguay?
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will play a home game against Uruguay in the March A-match evaluation match at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 28th.
The national team, which drew 2-2 in the evaluation match against Colombia held at Munsu Soccer Stadium in Ulsan on the 24th, returned to the Paju NFC (National Football Team Training Center) on the 26th after a break and began training in preparation for the match against Uruguay. It is a rematch with Uruguay about four months after meeting at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. At that time, Korea drew 0-0.
On the 27th, the day before the match against Uruguay, head coach Klinsman held a pre-game press conference at NFC in Paju. But Korea is also a good team, so we will have a good match.”
As coach Klinsman, who declared attacking football, said, the Korean national team caused confusion in the opponent’s defense by actively pressing from the beginning of the match against Colombia. In the end, the opponent’s pass mistake made by pressure in the 10th minute of the first half led to Son Heung-min, and Korea scored the first goal, and Son Heung-min even scored a right-footed free kick goal in the extra time of the first half, leading to halftime with a 2-0 lead.
But the joy was short-lived. From the beginning of the second half, Colombia pushed Korea forward with strong forward pressure and quick transfer of offense and defense. In the end, in the first minute of the second half, he managed to break down the Korean defense from the right side (left by Korea standard), and James Rodriguez, who was located in the center of the penalty box, received a cutback pass and shook Korea’s net with a left-footed shot. The Korean defense focused only on the ball and completely missed Rodriguez inside the box. 메이저놀이터
In the 5th minute of the second half, Columbia succeeded in breaking through the right flank again. Then, Jorge Carrascal, located in the center of the penalty box, received a cutback and scored the equalizer with a calm right-footed shot. In the end, Korea was unable to maintain a two-goal lead and ended the game in a 2-2 draw.