The national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), won two consecutive matches against Tunisia (4-0 win on the 13th) and Vietnam (6-0 win on the 17th) in October. This is their third consecutive win following last month’s game against Saudi Arabia (1-0 win).
The performance of the Taegeuk Warriors on the European stage was dazzling. From the youngest to the veterans, the ‘top class’ playing in big leagues and big clubs in Europe all played their part. Although concerns still remain, the results have proven that the ‘Complete Klinsmann’ is scary enough.메이저놀이터
Lee Kang-in (22, Paris Saint-Germain) scored his international debut goal and multiple goals in the match against Tunisia, and scored 1 goal and 1 assist in the match against Vietnam. He worked well with ‘Korean Monster’ Kim Min-jae (27, Bayern Munich). It was very impressive. ‘The youngest’s left foot → the monster’s head’ emerged as the national team’s scoring formula. In the match against Tunisia, Kim Min-jae’s header shot, which took part in a set-piece attack, hit the opposing defender and passed the goal line, and in the match against Vietnam, Kim Min-jae’s first goal with a header came from a corner kick by Lee Kang-in.
‘The Return of the Bull’ Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton) also ran without hesitation. He is showing off his pure decisive ability with 5 goals in the English Premier League in the 2023-2024 season, and had a long-awaited taste of scoring in the game against Vietnam. In the 27th minute of the first half, he received a penetration pass from Lee Jae-seong (31, Mainz), destroyed the defensive line with explosive speed, and shook the goal net. For the national team, this is the first goal in 10 months since the winning goal in extra time in the second half of the 2022 Qatar World Cup group stage third match (2-1 win) against Portugal in December last year.
‘Original World Class’ Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) impressed us with his tenacious play. He missed the game against Tunisia due to a groin injury suffered by his team, but played full-time in the game against Vietnam. The national team captain, who missed several chances in the first half, induced an own goal with a key pass early in the second half, and with the help of Hwang Hee-chan in the 15th minute, he scored again after multiple goals against Colombia (2-2 draw) in March.
The national team will enter the second round of the 2026 North Central America World Cup Asia qualifiers next month, starting with matches against Singapore (home) and China (away). The last sparring series before ‘Practical Mode’ ended happily with the performance of special stars boasting outstanding individual abilities.