Who will be the one-top striker who will impress Jurgen Klinsmann?
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Klinsman, recorded a 2-2 draw against Colombia in a friendly match held at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium on the afternoon of the 24th.
Korea’s captain and ace Son Heung-min (Tottenham) led the attack by scoring two goals alone, but no other players scored.
In particular, attention was focused on who Klinsman, a former world-class striker, would appoint as the one-top player in this match.
First of all, coach Klinsman dropped Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk)메이저놀이터 as the one-top starter against Colombia, and replaced Oh Hyeon-gyu (Celtic) in the second half. On the other hand, Hwang Eui-jo (Seoul) did not use it.
Cho Kyu-seong and Oh Hyeon-gyu’s performances in the game were somewhat disappointing.
Cho Kyu-seong, the best star of the World Cup in Qatar, who took the opportunity first, exerted diligent pressure from the front and actively struggled with the opponent’s defense. However, he was not a threat as a goal-scoring striker. In fact, he left a regret by not recording a single shot.
Oh Hyun-gyu, who is showing good form after transferring to the prestigious Celtic in the Scottish League, was also somewhat disappointed in his decision-making power.
In the 15th minute of the second half, Oh Hyeon-kyu, who was substituted for Cho Kyu-seong, harassed the opponent’s defense through active pressure from the front and physical struggle.
Oh Hyeon-gyu, who was eager to play the game, had a decisive scoring opportunity in the 43rd minute of the second half, but his left-footed shot was blocked by the opponent’s defense, leaving regret.
As a result, no player had a clear advantage in the one-top competition through the game against Colombia. As a result, it seems that the opportunity will return to Hwang Ui-jo, who was the only one-top resource who failed to play.
In fact, coach Klinsman also said after the game, “If it had been a 120-minute game, another player would have entered, but the coach is regretful in that respect. In the position of striker, the important thing is to be given a chance and to raise the sense of the game,” he said. “I observed closely during training. He wants to give a lot of playing time, and he wants to return to his team and show good performance,” he said, suggesting that he would give a fair chance.
For Hwang Eui-jo, the confrontation with Uruguay is special.
Hwang Eui-jo, who missed a decisive scoring opportunity in the first half of the 2022 Qatar World Cup group stage match against Uruguay, later gave up his starting position to his junior Cho Kyu-seong.
However, in the friendly match against Uruguay held in Seoul in October 2018, there is also a good memory of leading the team to victory by operating the scorer.
Hwang Eui-jo, who scored a goal against Uruguay at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, needs to relive the good memories of that time.