Faster and bolder. It was the color of Klinsmann, who finally took off the veil.
The Korean soccer team A, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, drew 2-2 in a friendly match against Colombia held at the Ulsan World Cup Stadium on the 24th. This day was Klinsmann’s debut game. Of course, it was a game that had to be played after only 4 days of training, and it was difficult to expect a clear color for Klinsman-directed soccer, but attention was focused on the fact that it was a game that could give hints about soccer to be shown in the future.
The overall form was similar to former manager Paulo Bento. Coach Klinsman said, “It’s difficult to make big changes right now,” and said he would play the same way. Klinsman-ho, who put forward a 4-2-3-1 or 4-4-2 formation, is a ‘3-1’ form in which defensive midfielder Jung Woo-young (Al Sadd) descends between the four backs, or Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos)-Jung Woo-young as center back. I did a build-up in the form of ‘2-2’ that makes a square. It is the same form as the Bento days.
But when it came to attacking, it was different. Unlike the days of Bento, which was finely chopped, the ‘straight’ shape that went forward at once stood out. It seemed to make the most of the speed of quick strikers such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham). Heung-Min Son played in the center and led the attack by going back and forth between the shadow striker and the two tops. In line with this infiltration, Kim Min-jae and Hwang In-beom quickly sent many balls to the back of the defense. The two attempted 8 long balls, the most. Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan Hyundai) said, “Coach Klinsman wanted it to be gradual, linear, and aggressive. The rear build-up is important, but he also wanted to give it to empty players in the front, so I paid more attention to that part.”
Boldness was also evident. Rather than creating a better chance, there were many appearances of trying to play one-on-one or finish when the opportunity came. Oh Hyun-kyu (Celtic) said, “He ordered strikers to be selfish. He told them to be more greedy.” Hwang In-beom also said, “I want the midfielder to play aggressively. He ordered me to boldly connect to the shooting.” When defending, he came out with unstoppable forward pressure. There were several scenes where I put a lot of numbers on top and pressed the opponent. As for the first goal, the pressure on the right side of the opponent was good, and a mistake came out, and Son Heung-min (Tottenham) caught it and even scored. Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) said, “I want strong pressure from the front.” 메이저놀이터
When defending, I defended in two lines in the form of 4-4-2, but it did not seem to have changed in detail yet. Even during Bento’s days, when defending, he changed the formation to 4-4-2 and defended. However, unlike the Bento days, which made Jung Woo-young more down, several uneasy scenes came out while putting the midfield as a single character to use it more aggressively. The primary cause of both goals conceded early in the second half was basically left full-back Lee Ki-je (Suwon), but it was regrettable that the central midfielders’ defensive positions were selected. This is the part that needs improvement.