‘Young Head of the Family’ Son Heung-min Loses Focus on Unplanned Soccer
‘Young Head of the Family’ Son Heung-min Loses Focus on Unplanned Soccer ... ‘My Fingernails Disappeared?’
Klinsmann draws 0-0 with Wales... No win in 5 games since launch
In Klinsmann's 5th A match, Son Heung-min (Tottenham) was the 'young head of the household'.
The Korean men's soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), drew 0-0 with Wales in a friendly match held at Cardiff City Stadium in Wales, England, on the 8th (Korean time).
Coach Klinsmann, who had not achieved a win in the previous 4 international matches (2 draws, 2 losses), appointed 'ace' Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who recently scored a hat trick for his team, as the 'top two' along with Cho Gyu-seong (Midtjylland).
However, the ball was not easily delivered to the front line as Korea's midfielders were unable to break through Wales' thick defensive wall. 온라인카지노
Naturally, there were more scenes where Son Heung-min came out of the box to receive the ball.
Not only did he play in the center of the second line, but sometimes he came down to the halfway line and participated in carrying the ball.
Although he raised his 'nails', he seemed unable to focus on the area where the other person would be in pain.
There was no change in Klinsmann's attacking style throughout the 90 minutes.
Threatening forward passes to Son Heung-min were rarely made, and the number of back passes and side passes piled up.
Son Heung-min made three of the four shots recorded by Korea on this day.
It was a shooting opportunity he found through his individual skills rather than creating it through an organic passing play with his teammates.
In the 40th minute of the first half, it was unfortunate that Son Heung-min's right-footed curling shot from the left side of the penalty arc went straight at goalkeeper Danny Ward.
Son Heung-min attempted 42 passes on this day and delivered 38 to his teammates, showing a 90% pass success rate.
He also played the role of a ‘hard worker’ by competing for the ball 12 times.
Three of these times he succeeded in stealing the ball.
Despite Son Heung-min's struggles, Coach Klinsmann was unable to shed the tag of 'winless coach'.
Coach Klinsmann, who took office ahead of the A-match last March, has not won in five games (3 draws, 2 losses) until this day.
Korea moves to Newcastle and attempts its first win against Saudi Arabia at 1:30 a.m. on the 13th.
Saudi Arabia recently appointed former Italian national team coach Roberto Mancini (Italy) as head coach.
Coach Mancini is a master who led Italy's Inter Milan to three consecutive Serie A titles (2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008 seasons) and brought England's Manchester City into the ranks of strong teams.