In the three games since Jürgen Klinsmann took charge of the South Korean national team, there has been a common weakness. It’s a lack of ‘early intensity’. In each of his previous matches, Klinsmann’s side conceded within 10 minutes of the kickoff whistle.
Klinsmann’s squad lost 0-1 to Peru in an exhibition match at 8 p.m. Saturday at Busan Asiad Stadium. Since taking over the reins in March, Klinsmann hasn’t won a game in three matches (one draw and two losses).
On this occasion, South Korea looked shaky from the start. “We struggled in the first 20-25 minutes,” Klinsmann said after the game, “Peru was building up from the back and connecting to the midfield, and our midfielders weren’t active in the one-on-one battles.” 안전사이트
South Korea made a mistake less than five minutes after the kickoff whistle. In the buildup from the back, a poor pass gave away the ball and led to a shot on goal. After surrendering the early lead, South Korea eventually conceded a goal just 11 minutes into the game.
The same problems that plagued the previous two games were on display against Peru. In Klinsmann’s debut against Colombia, South Korea took a two-goal lead through Son Heung-min in the first half, but conceded two goals in the first five minutes of the second half to lose the game. 토토사이트 They conceded a goal at the start of the second half and a second before they could regroup. It was a lapse in concentration at the start of the second half.
In Klinsmann’s second game, against Uruguay (1-2), the story was similar. South Korea fell behind to a Sebastian Coates goal just 10 minutes into the match. Hwang In-beom equalized in the second half, but was brought to his knees by Matias Vecino.