Crash or break down… Jordan match at round of 16, key keyword is ‘defense’


Clear the elements of instability in the side defense and destroy the opponent’s weakness in defense. This is the solution to Clinsman’s victory in the match against Jordan.

The Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann of Germany, will face Jordan in the second Group E match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, which will be held at Altumama Stadium in Doha, Qatar at 8:30 p.m. on the 20th (Korea time). It is an important match on the way to the round of 16. If South Korea, which beat Bahrain earlier, can advance to the round of 16 as well as secure an early confirmation of the top spot in the group.

As evidenced by the wide gap in FIFA rankings, South Korea is ranking 23rd and Jordan is ranking 87th, the gap in overall capacity is clear. Nevertheless, South Korea should not let down its guard. Jordan crushed Malaysia 4-0 in the first round match, and overtook South Korea to take the lead in its group stage. It has created a number of threatening attacks, including Mahmoud Almardi (Alfussein)’s surprise first goal in the mid-range and Moussa Altamari (Montpellier), who crossed the goalie’s height, making superb shots.

Coincidentally, Altamari, who scored multiple goals side by side, is a right flanker, while Almardi is a wingback resource on the other side. In the match against Korea, both sides of Altamari and Almardi are likely to be the main offensive route. Considering that side defense has always been cited as an unstable factor since the inauguration of the Klinzmann team, this is something that should be worrisome.

In particular, the biggest concern is that the team directly faces Altamari, the only European player in the Jordanian national team and the mainstay of French team Montpellier (minor league). Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk Hyundai) cannot play due to injury, and Lee Ki-je (Suwon Samsung) only had a poor performance in the last match against Bahrain. Lee was given a warning for a rough foul in the match against Bahrain and was replaced just seven minutes after the second half after providing an excuse for allowing a run. Seol Young-woo (Ulsan HD), who Klinsmann used as a right resource, had to be on the left side.

There are risks to give Lee Ki-je a chance to start once again, and to use Seol Young-woo, who has not worked with him on the left side of the national team, as a starter. Given that Jordan is likely to relentlessly dig into the region with Altamari at the forefront, how much anxiety about the side defense is minimized is considered an important task.

On the contrary, the Jordan defense that South Korea should target is also not on the solid side. Just before the Asian Cup, it suffered a humiliating 1-6 defeat in a closed-door warm-up match with Japan. At that time, Jordan collapsed by allowing four runs in the first half alone, even though it operated the same starting lineup as the last match against Malaysia. This defensive line is likely to be the same against Korea.

In addition to the match against Japan, in the World Cup qualifying match against Saudi Arabia in November last year, the defense team seemed to be collapsing due to its set piece loss and dribbling breakthrough. Team Korea has solid defense, with six goals lost against Norway and three goals against Iran and two against Azerbaijan, ranked 114th in the FIFA rankings. It was only in 12 matches that the team had no goal in the match against Malaysia.

This is also why we expect the strong firepower of the team, which has Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) and Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain). Lee Kang-in has already been in good condition due to multiple goals in the match against Bahrain, and Son Heung-min has also knocked on the Bahrain goal several times. 헤라카지노 There are also many players who will give the finishing touches such as Cho Kyu-sung (Mitwhelan) and Lee Jae-sung (Mintz 05).

In particular, Jordan’s defense had a high proportion of first-runs in the early hours and tended to collapse sharply after the first-runs. It is necessary to launch a wave of attacks from the beginning of the game to win the game. If we can erase the elements of instability in the side defense and completely break down the opponent’s defense, we can open the way to early advance to the round of 16.

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