Consecutive goals by Lee Kang-in, Kim Min-jae, and Hwang Ui-jo defeated Tunisia. TEAM Klinsmann succeeded in consecutive wins following the game against Saudi Arabia.
The Republic of Korea national soccer team (26th in FIFA ranking), led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, defeated Tunisia (29th in FIFA ranking) in the first leg of the October A match of the ‘Hana Bank Invitational National Football Team Friendly Match’ held at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 13th. achieved a perfect 4-0 victory.
[Starting list] Korea, aiming for 2 consecutive wins, ‘Cho Gyu-
sung Jo Gyu-seong came out with the lone saw. The second line consisted of Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Kang-in, and Lee Jae-seong. The midfield is led by Park Yong-woo and Hong Hyun-seok. The back four consists of Lee Ki-je, Kim Min-jae, Jeong Seung-hyun, and Seol Young-woo. The goal is guarded by Seung-gyu Kim.
The waiting list included Kim Jin-soo, Son Heung-min, Hong Hyun-seok, Kim Jun-hong, Lee Sun-min, Moon Seon-min, Hwang Ui-jo, Jeong Woo-young, Kim Young-kwon, Kim Joo-seong, Cho Hyun-woo, Kim Tae-hwan, and Oh Hyun-gyu. Son Heung-min, who continued to have injury concerns at his team Tottenham Hotspur, started the game on the bench and then looked to be substituted.
Tunisia fought back with a 3-4-3 formation. Elias Asuri, Youssef Msakni and Hannibal Mebri scored from the front line. In midfield, Ali Malul, Elies Skiri, Aissa Raiduni and Wazri Keshurida held out. The defense consisted of Ali Abdi, Montasar Salvi and Yassin Meria. Goalkeeper gloves were worn by Aymen Dahmen.
On the bench are Muez Hasen, Jan Valeri, Alla Gram, Hamza Rafia, Anis Bensliman, Issam Zebali, Mohamed Ali Benromdan, Saipala Letaif, Haitem Juani, Mohamed Dreger, Besir Ben Said and Naeem Sli. T, Usama Haddadi sat down.
[Point] ‘Son Heung-min’s bench’ Klinsmann ended up worrying about whether his disappointing scoring ability would be resolved . Son Heung-min, who had raised injury concerns from his team Tottenham Hotspur, was excluded from the selection and placed on the waiting list. Son Heung-min, who returned from crossing the Eurasian continent, did not participate in team training for the first time until yesterday, the day before the Tunisia match.
Fans were also very concerned. After the national team roster was announced, fans raised claims that Son Heung-min’s selection was unreasonable. Fans left bitter comments such as, “Given his age, he needs to be managed,” “Protecting players comes first,” and “If you want to win, take care of your players first.” Some urged not to repeat early retirements due to overwork like Park Ji-sung and Ki Sung-yong did in the past.
Son Heung-min is absolute in the national team. He is the spiritual leader who guides his teammates both on and off the pitch. After taking office, Coach Klinsmann had fun by entrusting free rolls to Son Heung-min. Son Heung-min’s departure is a problem that could also occur in the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup. Attention was focused on what combination Coach Klinsmann would use to solve the goal drought. Korea started the game with the combination of Cho Kyu-sung, the top player, Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Kang-in, and Lee Jae-seong.
[First Half] ‘Lee Kang-
in In the 16th minute of the first half, Lee Kang-in cut from the side to the center and then passed. Seizing the opportunity in an empty space, Lee Ki-je crossed into the box. Jo Gyu-seong competed, but was blocked by the opponent’s defense. In the ensuing situation, Seol Young-woo went up to a high position and applied pressure, but a foul was called.
Korea pulled the reins. In the 20th minute of the first half, Korea gained the ball through pressure. Hwang Hee-chan, who jumped into the empty space, delivered a cutback to the center, but was unable to shoot. Continued attacks. This time, Kang-in Lee put pressure on him and Gyu-seong Cho caught the ball and shot, but it missed the right side of the goal.
Lee Kang-in shone. A momentary movement in the 23rd minute of the first half relieved the pressure on Tunisia. Lee Ki-je, who received the pass, turned his body to get past the defense and shot, but it was blocked in front of the goalkeeper. Lee Kang-in continued to harass Tunisia by moving between the right flank and center.
Bad news occurred in Tunisia. In the 24th minute of the first half, goalkeeper Dahmen suddenly collapsed during a throw-in situation. He received treatment while medical staff were dispatched and continued to play the game. In the 27th minute of the first half, Msakny tried to penetrate the side, but Kim Min-jae calmly followed and stopped him.먹튀검증
The balance was rarely broken. In the 33rd minute of the first half of the first half, Korea’s Park Yong-woo received a pass from Hwang Hee-chan and took a bold shot, but it went over the crossbar. In the 37th minute of the first half, Tunisia shot after Keshdira, Mebry, and Skiri, followed by Raiduni, but missed the goal. The remaining time balance was not broken in the end. Korea continued its attack led by Lee Kang-in, but was unable to create a decisive scene. It was 45 minutes when Son Heung-min’s absence was felt. The first half ended 0-0.
[Second half] ‘Lee Kang-in’s multi-goal → Kim Min-jae’s key goal → Hwang Ui-jo’s finishing goal’ Korea’s firepower explodes!
After entering the second half, Tunisia opened fire first. After a Mebri cutback in the 2nd minute of the second half, Ashuri shot, but it went high. Korea also immediately counterattacked. After a midfield battle in the 2nd minute of the second half, Korea launched an attack. Lee Kang-in dug in from the side and then passed. The ball went to Lee Kang-in again through Hong Hyun-seok and Cho Kyu-seong, but it did not reach the shot. In the 3rd minute of the second half, Hwang Hee-chan crossed after Lee Ki-je’s pass, but Dahmen calmly caught it.
Korea took a decisive chance. In the 7th minute of the second half, Lee Kang-in was tripped by a scree just outside the side of the box. Free kick opportunity obtained in a dangerous area. Lee Kang-in, who took on the role as a kicker, cut into the net with a precise shot aimed at the top corner of the nearby goal.
Lee Kang-in appeared as a problem solver while Son Heung-min, who was active as a free kick kicker, left. Once Korea turned the tide, it easily widened the gap. Lee Kang-in’s toes shined again this time. A mixed situation occurred in the 12th minute of the second half. Lee Kang-in calmly turned his body, created an angle, and shot, completing a multi-goal. It was a goal that the Tunisian goalkeeper could not even react to.
Tunisia used substitution. In the 19th minute of the second half, Mebry and Malul came out, and Benromdan and Valeri were put on the field. A feast was held. Korean corner kick situation in the 22nd minute of the second half. Lee Kang-in’s cross was developed sharply into the box. Kim Min-jae’s attempted header hit Meria and resulted in a score. In Korea, Kyu-Sung Cho and Hee-Chan Hwang came in, followed by Ui-Jo Hwang and Woo-Young Jung.
Tunisia, facing defeat, took a gamble. Jouni and Rafia came on in the 28th minute of the second half to replace Msakni and Raiduni. A dizzying scene emerged in Korea. In the 33rd minute of the second half, Seol Young-woo felt pain and collapsed. Although medical staff were deployed, it was difficult to handle the remaining games. Coach Klinsmann removed Seol Young-woo and Hong Hyun-seok in the 35th minute of the second half and replaced Lee Sun-min and Kim Tae-hwan.
A war of nerves broke out between the players at the end of the game. In the 41st minute of the second half, Slimane collided with Lee Ki-je and fell. At this time, Minjae Kim and Ben Romdan got into an argument, but the referee resolved the situation. Tunisia even put in Sliti, but it did not bear fruit in the end. Korea entered the final stretch with the addition of Moon Seon-min. Following Park Yong-woo’s header in extra time in the second half, Hwang Ui-jo, who had a one-on-one chance, scored the goal. The match ended with Korea winning 4-0.
South Korea (4): Lee Kang-in (second half 10 minutes, second half 12 minutes), Yacine Meria (second half 22 minutes – OG), Hwang Ui-jo (second half 45+1 minutes) Tunisia (0):