헤라카지노주소 The South Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, drew 2-2 in the second Group E match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup against Jordan at Altumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 20th (Korea time).
The mood in the beginning was good. Son Heung-min tripped over his opponent in the box early in the day, and a penalty kick was declared after VAR. Korea took the lead as Son Heung-min scored the first goal with a penalty kick.
However, despite preoccupying an advantageous position, South Korea gradually gave up the lead due to Jordan’s offensive, and eventually allowed Park Yong-woo’s own goal from a corner kick in the 37th minute of the first half to equalize. Then, in the extra time of the first half, he lost a come-from-behind goal to Yazan Al-Naimat and handed the lead over.
South Korea knocked on Jordan’s goal throughout the second half, but Jordan’s goal was not easily opened. Fortunately, Hwang In-beom’s shot deflected off the defense and entered the goal in the extra time of the second half, balancing the game. After barely finishing the match with a draw, South Korea maintained second place in the group with one win, one draw, and four points.
It was a game where you could feel that there was a clear need for improvement in performance. In terms of power, Korea was not lacking anything in Jordan. Rather, it was considered that Korea, led by European players such as Son Heung-min, Lee Kang-in, and Kim Min-jae, was far superior in weight class differences. However, overshadowed by this analysis and prediction, Korea collapsed helplessly in the face of Jordan’s attack.
Notably, he was swayed by Jordan’s attack with “Jordan Salah” Musa al-Tamari at the forefront. Jordan aggressively targeted Korea’s left-side defense, which had already revealed its weaknesses in the first round. Without Lee Jae-seong’s defense support and Kim Min-jae’s cover, Lee Ki-je could not have stopped al-Tamari alone.
It was also necessary for Son to join the defense. If you look at Son’s heat map after the match, you can see that he mostly played in the left side and in the front, but he also spent a lot of time in the defense area.
In fact, Son Heung-min was not free from joining the defense against Jordan. Son Heung-min, who should be the axis of attack, had no choice but to go down to support the defense as Korea continued to falter. On this day, Son recorded as many as nine recoveries to bring the ball when his opponent did not own it. It can be said that the defense success rate was good, but it is a record that can be interpreted that Son Heung-min participated in the defense frequently.
While it is natural for anyone to join the defense line at a time when the team is losing ground, it seems necessary to adjust Son’s position and role if Klinsmann-ho, who is aiming to win the championship, takes a closer look at the championship. Son is certainly a player who shines more in offense than defense. In most cases, Korea’s attack development is also made through Son.
It is hard to imagine Son Heung-min not participating in the tournament. If Son Heung-min often goes down to defensive areas other than offensive areas and participates in defense, as in the match against Jordan, Son’s physical strength is likely to be depleted. In order to make more efficient use of Son Heung-min, the key player of the national team, Coach Klinsmann must tactically and reliably prepare for the opponent, or coordinate his position and role in various situations.