Head coach Shin Tae-yong recalled heartbreaking memories while looking back at the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.
Shin Tae-yong, former coach of the Korean national soccer team, recently appeared on the soccer channel ‘Estar’ and recalled the World Cup held in Russia five years ago. Korea, led by coach Shin, faced Sweden (0-1 loss), Mexico (1-2 loss), and Germany (2-0 win) in Group F of the Russia World Cup group stage and ended the tournament in third place.
Coach Shin said, “During the World Cup, (Jang) Hyun-soo had a hard time. 토토사이트 In the game against Mexico, Hyeon-soo committed a handball foul while tackling, allowing a penalty kick (PK) to be lost. Before the match against Germany, Hyeonsu came to my room and asked for an interview. Hyeon-soo sighed, saying, “I don’t want to play against Germany.”
Jang Hyun-soo was one of the key players in the World Cup in Russia. He was favored by manager Shin Tae-yong for being a multi-player capable of playing not only a central defender but also a defensive midfielder. The previous manager, Uli Stielike, also developed a defensive strategy centered on Jang Hyeon-soo.
According to director Shin Tae-yong, Jang Hyeon-soo said to director Shin, “It is very difficult. It hurts so much that I feel like I’m harming the team.” Then, coach Shin said, “Even the injured (ki) Seong-yong can’t run. you can’t even run So who runs? There is no one to run for,” he complained. Jang Hyeon-soo replied, “Please give me time to think for just one day.”