Will Jo Hyeon-woo (32, Ulsan Hyundai), who is considered the best goalkeeper in professional soccer K-League 1, protect the goal with the Taegeuk mark after a long time? To solidify his place in the national team, he needs to leave a strong impression on coach Jürgen Klinsmann (59).
Head coach Klinsman, who made his debut against Colombia on the 24th, left the goal to Kim Seung-gyu (33, Al Shabab). Except for Jung Woo-young (Freiburg) starting, Lee Jae-seong (Mainz) placed on the right, and Son Heung-min (Tottenham) free-role, the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and the composition of the Best 11 did not change much.
Kim Seung-kyu, who kept the No. 1 position ever since taking over as former manager Paulo Bento, was dropped as the goalkeeper for Klins Manho’s debut. Kim Seung-gyu, whose strong point is stable build-up, showed off his accurate passing ability in the match against Colombia. When his opponent presses hard, it was impressive to help him with a quick attack by stabbing him long into the center. According to sofa score, a football statistics media, Kim Seung-kyu delivered 18 out of 21 passes accurately in front of his teammate’s feet throughout 90 minutes, boasting a high success rate of 86%.
However, there is a voice saying ‘It was regrettable’ when it came to his save. Korea, which finished the first half without a major crisis, collapsed by conceding two goals in the early part of the second half. The defense team’s mistake of cutting off the ball before conceding stood out, but Kim Seung-gyu also failed to respond to the opponent’s shot. 스포츠토토
Colombia had only two shots on target throughout the 90 minutes, all of which broke the Korean net. Of course, considering that both goals were one-touch shots from the door, it was not easy for any goalkeeper to react. However, there is an opinion that the result could have been different if Cho Hyeon-woo, who has excellent saving ability, had kept the goal.