The national soccer team, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will face the Chinese national team in the second round of the 2026 North-China World Cup Asian qualifying round at the Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, on the 21st.
South Korea defeated Singapore 5-0 in Seoul on the 16th. Cho Kyu-sung, Hwang Hee-chan, Son Heung-min, Hwang Ui-jo and Lee Kang-in scored side by side. South Korea aims to win five consecutive A-matches against China.
An official press conference was held a day before the showdown. Director Klinsmann and Kim Min-jae were present. Organizers gave most of the questions to Chinese journalists. There were many Korean reporters at the scene, but they were rarely given a chance to ask questions to Korean players.
Chinese reporters’ attention was focused on Kim Min-jae, who played for Beijing Guoan in the Chinese Super League from 2019 to 2021. A Chinese reporter asked if Kim Min-jae is still in contact with Beijing players. 온라인카지노
Kim Min-jae said, “I’m also in contact with the players I played at the time. “I’m also part of the national team.” Then, Chinese reporters were concerned that information on Chinese players would be leaked due to Kim Min-jae.
Currently, Chinese national team coach Aleksandar Jankovic is considering whether to use 300 or 500 to prevent South Korean players such as Son Heung-min and Lee Kang-in. China held its last training session completely behind closed doors. This is to prevent formation from being exposed.
Soccer China said, “Urey’s speed and personal skills in counterattack are the most important factors that determine victory. The Chinese national team conducted the final training completely behind closed doors. Jankovic is very cautious about what kind of formation he will play against Korea. China will keep the formation a secret until the end,” he said, expecting a victory over the Korean War.
“Kim Min-jae, who played in the Super League, could leak information about Chinese players,” he said.
It’s actually a decent worry. Just because China exposes the formation just before the game, there is no reason for Korea to be scared. Anyway, Chinese players can’t stop Son Heung-min even though they know him. In the first place, the difference in skills between basic players is too big for China to worry about formation. Whether China stands at 300 or 500, it is only supposed to defend anyway.
Asked by a Chinese reporter if he would share information on Chinese players with his colleagues, Kim Min-jae said, “I don’t know which player will play, but I’m explaining many things.” Kim Min-jae, who has a lot of experience in China, is definitely a big asset for Korea.