Head-to -head coach Kadri said at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 13th , “Korea had the potential to advance to the quarterfinals or semifinals of the World Cup.”
Tunisia coach Jalel Kadri, who will face off against Klinsmann, highly praised the performance of the Korean national team.
Tunisia, ranked 29th in the FIFA rankings, will play a friendly match with the national soccer team invited by Hana Bank against Korea (26th) at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 13th.
Coach Kadri attended the official press conference held a day before the game and said, “I am very happy to come to Korea. It was difficult because the road was long and the time difference was large, but the hotel and facilities are all good, so I think I will be able to play in optimal conditions.” He said.
Tunisia failed to advance to the round of 16 at the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup. Tunisia, which was in a group with France, Australia, and Denmark, failed to advance to the group stage with 1 win, 1 draw, and 1 loss. It was even more disappointing because Korea, Poland, and Spain advanced to the tournament with the same results.
Tunisia showed its potential despite being eliminated in the group stage. They proved their competitiveness by winning against France. Tunisia became the only team to defeat France during the tournament, as France’s penalty shootout loss in the final was recorded as a draw in the official record.
Coach Kadri gave a thumbs up about Korea, saying, “This is a team that advanced to the round of 16 of the World Cup,” and “There was a possibility of advancing to the quarterfinals and semifinals, but everyone knows that Brazil (the team Korea faced) is not an easy opponent.”
He said, “There has been a big change in Korea since the World Cup, including a change in leadership,” and “I think the team has changed and shown improvement in a short period of time with the new coach.” He added, “We will need more time, but the appointment of coach Jurgen Klinsmann will be of great help.”
Tunisia is riding a good trend. In the 6 games played since the World Cup, they achieved 4 wins, 1 draw, and 1 loss. Recently, they are undefeated in 3 games, including 2 wins in a row. 메이저놀이터The offense and defense balance is impressive, scoring 7 goals and giving up only 2 goals during the undefeated period. They are also ahead of Korea in their record against Korea with 1 win and 1 draw.
Coach Kadri expressed caution ahead of the Korea game. He said, “Korea is a team with very quick offense and defense transitions and good speed,” and added, “There are many players with good individual abilities and they are excellent as a team.” He also said, “There are many players who play for big European clubs, so even though it is an Asian country, it feels similar to a European country.”
He said, “Korea has Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), one of the best strikers in the world, but their strength as a team is particularly strong.” He also revealed his plan, saying, “There are many players in the offensive line who are fast and have good individual skills, and we will block them as a team.”
Defender Ali Abdi (SM Caen), who attended as a representative of the team, said, “I don’t even know the names of each Korean player, but I watched the video well,” and expressed his determination, “We have to stop the entire team, and we prepared well.”