The Korean national soccer team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann, will play an exhibition match against Iraq at the New York University Stadium in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates, at 10 p.m. on the 6th (Korea time). It will be the last stage for the 2023 Asian Cup inspection.
Korea, which is eying its first win in 64 years, will play a group preliminary match against Bahrain (Jan. 15), Jordan (Jan. 20) and Malaysia (Jan. 25) in Group E. If Korea tops Group E, its opponent in the round of 16 will be the second in Group D. It is one of Japan, Indonesia, Iraq and Vietnam. If Korea ranks second in Group E, it will face off against No. 1 in Group F, which includes Saudi Arabia, Thailand, Kyrgyzstan and Oman.
Korea desperately wants a championship trophy than any other Asian team. Korea, which is suffering from the Asian Cup jinx, won the title at the first Asian Cup championship in 1956 and the second Asian Cup championship in 1960. However, Korea has won the runner-up prize four times in the 63 years since then, and thus has no chance of winning the title.
Although he boasted of his best performance in Asia every time, strangely, Korea has many unfortunate scenes in the Asian Cup, which even calls it the “Curse of the Asian Cup.” In the 2015 Asian Cup in Australia, it lost to host Australia in overtime, and in the 2019 Asian Cup in Qatar, it lost to the winner Qatar 0-1 in the quarterfinals.
That’s why he has a unique attitude to participate in this Asian Cup. In particular, 2024, when there is a possibility that it will be the last Asian Cup for Son Heung-min, the captain of the national team, and world-class players such as Kim Min-jae, Lee Kang-in, and Hwang Hee-chan are enjoying their heyday, is the best time for Korea to regain the Asian throne.랭크카지노주소
He boasts power and strong motivation. Nevertheless, he must not let down his guard. In other words, Korea’s Asian Cup jinx was a hindrance to the Middle East team. It lost to Saudi Arabia in the semifinals at the 2000 Lebanon Games, Iran in the quarterfinals at the 2004 China Games, and Iraq in the semifinals at the 2007 Southeast Asian Games.
The Iraq match is a test stage as the first step toward overcoming the jinx in the Middle East. South Korea has been particularly weak against rough pressure and bed soccer, banking on its physical strength in the Middle East. In the Iraq match, we need to suggest ways to overcome and attack the situation.
To overcome the sandstorms in the Middle East, the first goal that Clinsman had to pay attention to. No matter how much they lead a game against the Middle East, if they fail to score a goal because they fail to overcome the opponent’s rough sleeping soccer, they would always collapse due to a counterattack.
Eventually, if they focus on the first goal, attention will be drawn to the all-time offensive duo Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan. Both players have been active in the English Premier League, the world’s best soccer league, this season, elevating the status of Korean soccer.
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First of all, Son has scored 17 offensive points with 12 goals and five assists in 20 matches this season. This is a record that exceeds the 16 offensive points he accumulated last season (10 goals and six assists). This means that he has surpassed his performance in a single season in 20 matches in the league. Notably, he had four goals and four assists in seven matches in December.
This is the most offensive point among PL players in December. He had one goal and one assist in the match against Manchester City, one goal and two assists in the match against Newcastle, one against Everton, one assist in the match against Brighton, and one goal in the match against Bournemouth. Naturally, he was listed as a candidate for the PL December Player of the Month.
Meanwhile, Son Heung-min was named the Player of the Month this season last September. This is his fourth win since September 2016, April 2017, and October 2020. Son Heung-min is turning Tottenham into his team while completely filling the void of Harry Kane.
Unlike Son Heung-min, who was expected to some extent, Hwang Hee-chan’s complete adaptation to PL is also welcome. He has scored 10 goals and 3 assists in 20 league games this season. He is showing off his instinct to kill one-shot in Wolverhampton, which is less powerful than Tottenham.
There is a reason why I get goosebumps from Hwang Hee-chan’s scoring ability. It is the overwhelming decision of Hwang Hee-chan, who scored 10 goals by shooting 13 times on goal out of 31 shots. The killer instinct to lead the situation with relatively few chances of attack to the goal is shining.
Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan have scored 22 goals and eight assists in this season’s league alone. They are overwhelming strikers in Asia and around the world to boast about. In the end, it is necessary for these attackers to score a goal quickly against the Middle East.
[OSEN = Seoul World Cup Stadium, Reporter Cho Eunjung]
Coach Klinsmann is studying the appointment of Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan through various methods, including two-top and one-top. The way he displayed in the match against Iraq will serve as an example of how he coped with Middle Eastern teams throughout the upcoming event. Attention is focusing on how the Wolkle PL strikers’ duo will perform.