The ‘Klinsmann’, which is looking at the 2026 North and Central America World Cup, sets sail in full.
With elite members such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), and Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) all playing together, key players’ physical recovery and the chilly weather are expected to be variables. 바카라사이트닷컴
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany), will face off against Singapore in the first match of Group C of the second round Asian qualifying round of the North and Central America World Cup at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 16th.
After finishing the home game, the national team will travel to Shenzhen, China on the 21st to play the second game against China.
Korea will compete against Singapore, China and Thailand in Group C, with the top two teams advancing to the third qualifying round.
Although it was evaluated as a relatively easy group formation, Coach Klinsmann was wary of letting down his guard.
He said, “For Bayern Munich (Germany), losing to a third division team is part of soccer. We will take this seriously.”
Although the Taegeuk Warriors are confident of victory, there are also variables.
Due to the team’s recent forced march, key players such as Kim Min-jae and Son Heung-min have lost a lot of stamina.
In fact, the national team convened on the 13th held its first training at Mokdong Sports Complex, and only 11 of the 23 players, including Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), went to the ground to warm up.
In addition to overseas players such as Lee Kang-in and Kim Min-jae, Kim Young-kwon, Seol Young-woo, Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), Kim Jin-su, and Moon Seon-min (Jeonbuk Hyundai), who played tight schedules such as the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) and K-League, are recovering at their lodgings. I concentrated.
In particular, in the case of Kim Min-jae, it is clear that he is tired after playing full time for 10 consecutive games because his teammate defenders are suffering from injuries.
Kim Min-jae, Klinsmann’s regular defender, is expected to improve his condition through recovery and treatment for the time being.
The national team is scheduled to be joined by Cho Gyu-seong (Midtjylland), Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic), and Hong Hyun-seok (Gent)
who will arrive in the country on the 14th, but it is unclear whether they will begin training immediately.
The chilly weather, with temperatures dropping to single digits, is also one of the variables that the Taegeuk Warriors must overcome.
In particular, rain is forecast on the afternoon of the 16th, when the game will be held, so it appears that players will need to pay attention to managing their condition.
Even during their first training session on the 13th, the national team players appeared to be preparing for the cold weather by wearing long sleeves, gloves, and even neck warmers.
Meanwhile, Coach Klinsmann, who took over in February, has recorded 3 wins, 3 draws, and 2 losses in 8 games since taking office.
Starting with a 1-0 win against Saudi Arabia last September, the team has been gaining momentum with three consecutive wins by completely defeating Tunisia (4-0 win) and Vietnam (6-0 win).
National team striker Hwang Hee-chan is also full of confidence ahead of the two-game series.
Hwang Hee-chan said, “As the players are in good condition, we will create synergy and score as many goals as possible,” and expressed his determination
As this is the last home game of the year, we will show good performance and results to the fans.”