Despite the overwhelming advantage of 21 wins, 13 draws, and 2 losses, six years ago, it was a “creation disaster.”
Son Heung-min said, “It may be the opponent’s tactic to make him angry…”I won’t get caught up”
Clinsman, who is aiming for a fifth consecutive win in the A-match (match between national teams), will face China, the second opponent in the 2026 North-China World Cup Asian qualifying round.
The national soccer team, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will play its second Group C away match against China at 9 p.m. on the 21st at the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center in Guangdong Province, China.
The momentum of the Clinsman meeting with China is stronger than ever. 스포츠토토
The national team, which had only two draws and two losses during the A-match period in March and June since Klinsmann’s appointment, seems to have rebounded properly from September.
With a 0-0 draw against Wales in September’s first A-match, the Clinsman team has won four consecutive games, starting with the second match against Saudi Arabia (1-0).
The national team, which beat Tunisia (4-0) and Vietnam (6-0) during the October A match held at home, also won a 5-0 victory in the first round of the North-China World Cup qualifying match against Singapore at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 16th. In particular, he is showing off his firepower by scoring 15 goals in the last three games.
Although the recent winning streak is less powerful than the Latin American team that Klinsmann met at the beginning of his appointment, it is encouraging that he has properly targeted the team that is sitting in the back.
China is also ranked 79th in the FIFA rankings, far lower than Korea (24th).
Still, among the Asian teams that recently faced off, they are considered stronger than Vietnam (94th) and Singapore (155th).
In the past, South Korea has an overwhelming lead with 21 wins, 13 draws and 2 losses.
Chinese media and other media even said “Gonghanjeung” (Korean 症 恐).
Since a 2-2 draw with China in the 2017 East Asian Football Confederation E-1 Championship (East Asian Cup), they have won all three matches.
The latest victory was the first round of the East Asian Cup held in July last year, and then former coach Paulo Bento set up a starting list as a domestic player to win 3-0.
The Asian Games national team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, also won a cool victory at the Hangzhou competition held in September and October.
After taking the lead throughout the quarterfinals of the tournament held at Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 1st of last month, they beat China 2-0 to show the difference in the level of soccer between the two countries.
However, Korea should not let down its guard as it lost to China in the World Cup qualifying round more than six years ago.
Led by former head coach Uli Stielike, the national team suffered a shock loss to China 0-1 in the 6th away match of the final qualifying round of the 2018 World Cup in Russia at Heurong Stadium in Changsha, China on March 23, 2017.
The defeat at the time, recorded in Korean soccer history due to the “Changsa Disaster,” led to the question of former coach Stielike’s future, and in June of that year, he lost 2-3 in the final qualifying match against Qatar, which eventually failed to avoid dismissal.
The Clinsman, who invited 300 fans for an open training session at Mokdong Stadium in Yangcheon-gu, Seoul on the 18th, left for China via Incheon International Airport on the morning of the 19th.
The national team is also determined to win the away match against China, which is famous for its roughness, with a calm attitude.
Captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham) told reporters after the match against Singapore on the 16th, “We also want to be rough when we play against a strong team. “When the Asian team plays against us, we will try to be rough,” he said, adding, “It can be an opponent’s tactic to make you angry and frustrated.” “We just have to play without getting caught up in it,” he said.
“China has nothing to fear. We just need to be good at ours,” he added.
China has won four games, one draw and two losses in seven games against Asian teams since June, beating Myanmar (158th, 4-0th), Palestine (96th, 2-0), Vietnam (94th, 2-0) and Thailand (112th, 2-1) but losing to Syria (96th, 0-1) and Uzbekistan (73rd, 2-1).
It was tied 1-1 with Malaysia (137th), led by head coach Kim Pan-gon. In the past year, he has never faced a strong team in the top 50 FIFA rankings.