Cleanman Lake Clashes Bahrain on the 15th
Will the Korean national soccer team, which aims to become the Asian leader for the first time in 64 years, be able to get off to a good start against Bahrain.
The national soccer team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, will play its first Group E match against Bahrain at 8:30 p.m. on the 15th at Jasim bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar.
It is a game in which South Korea, which won the Asian Cup once or twice in 1956 and 1960, but has not reached the top since then, takes the first step toward its third trophy.
South Korea, which finished second four times 1972, 1980, 1988 and 2015 after winning two championships, is expecting more than ever before.
Key players such as Son Heung-min Tottenham, Lee Kang-in Paris Saint-Germain, Kim Min-jae Bayern Munich, and Hwang Hee-chan Wolverhampton are considered to have the power to return to the top of Asia as they have been active in the European “Big League.”
This match against Bahrain is a game that should be used as an opportunity to create an atmosphere that will pass the group stage smoothly by showing the skills of the “greatest member of all time” for the first time in the finals.
South Korea has been on a winning streak in the first round of the group stage for three consecutive Asian Cup tournaments.
In the first match of the 2011 championship, they met their opponent Bahraini and beat Omani by 2-1, and in the 2015 championship, they defeated Omani by 1-0. They beat the Philippines 1-0 in the first match of the previous 2019 championship.
In the match against Bahrain, South Korea is also expected to win in the weight class, considering the “weight class difference” of the two teams.
Just by looking at the FIFA rankings, South Korea is 23rd and Bahrain 86th, with a wide gap.
Bahrain has never been on the stage of the World Cup finals, and fourth place 2004 is the best performance in the Asian Cup.
With Son Heung-min already in the ranks of the best players in Asia, South Korea has 12 European players in the national team, and Abdullah Yusuf Helal, a striker from the Czech Republic Mladavoleslav, is the only European player in the Bahrain national team, where most of the players play in their own league.
For Clinsman, it should be meaningful to arrange the physical strength of the players with an unexpected victory, use various players, and prepare for the upcoming games.
With the injury variables of Hwang Hee-chan and veteran fullback Kim Jin-soo Jeonbuk, one of the pillars of the offense even before the start of the tournament, the management of the players’ condition is most important to achieve their goals in the long road that will last for as long as a month.
The national team had been training in the United Arab Emirates UAE since the beginning of this month, and completed its actual inspection by winning 1-0 in the final warm-up match against Iraq on the 6th, and completed preparations by being tempered in Qatar from the 10th.
In the A-match match between the two countries in the past, Korea has an absolute advantage with 11 wins, 4 draws, and 1 loss.
South Korea’s only defeat came in the 2007 Asian Cup finals, when it met Bahrain in the group stage and lost 1-2.
Since then, they have been leading with two wins and one draw in three showdowns, and I remember struggling even though South Korea won 2-1 in the round of 16 at the 2019 Asian Cup, which was the previous showdown.
Hwang Hee-chan’s first goal led the game, but gave up an equalizer in the 32nd minute of the second half, leading the game to extra time, and won 2-1 thanks to Kim Jin-su’s winning goal in extra time in the first half of extra time. Korea was eliminated after being caught out by Qatar in the quarterfinals. 토토사이트
Currently, the Bahrain national team is led by Juan Antonio Fish, who served as Spain’s national team as a player and has played for Spain’s FC Barcelona.
Fish led Chile from 2016 to 2017 and Saudi Arabia’s national team from 2017 to 2019, while Bahrain has been in charge since last year.
Bahrain lost 0-2 to Australia and 0-3 to Angola in the Asian Cup “Mock Test” this month.