Colombia coach “Korea, an aggressive team… showed competitiveness in the World Cup”

Colombia national football team coach Nestor Lorenzo was wary of Korea’s strikers, including Son Heung-min (Tottenham).

Korea and Colombia will play an evaluation match on the 24th at 8:00 pm at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Field. This is the first official match for both teams this year.

On the 23rd, the day before the game, the Colombian team went through final training at Munsu Soccer Field to adapt to the field. A large number of key players such as James Rodriguez (Olympiacos), Radamel Falcao (Real Valladolid), and Davinson Sanchez (Tottenham) participated in the training that day.

During the 15 minutes that were revealed in the beginning, the team showed a lively appearance and completed all of the jet lag adjustments. 안전놀이터

At a pre-training press conference, coach Lorenzo highly praised Korea, saying, “It has a good squad and is an aggressive team. It showed global competitiveness at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.”

“I know Son Heung-min well among the players, but I also know about other players,” he said. “Korea has good players in all positions, including defender Kim Min-jae (Napoli). His strength is his quick transfer of offense and defense in the midfield. Colombia We also have good midfielders, so we will have to deal with Korea’s quick turnaround.”

Colombia failed to qualify for the World Cup in Qatar after being eliminated in the South American qualifiers. In response, Colombia appointed coach Lorenzo, who had previously served as the head coach of the Colombia national team, in July of last year and began preparations for the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America.

Coach Lorenzo said, “The evaluation match against Korea is an important match for the upcoming 2026 World Cup regional qualifiers. In the process of rebuilding the team, we selected young players who had not had many chances in the national team before. I will try to gain a lot,” he said, looking forward to this evaluation match.

In addition, he said, “We are rebuilding the team with new players. This process is obviously difficult, but we have to solve it.”

‘Captain’ Matheus Uribe (Porto), who attended the press conference as the team’s representative, looked back on the 2019 confrontation, saying, “Korea is a strong opponent. It has many strengths and is a physically strong team.”

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