‘Draw’ despite Son Heung-min-Kim Min-jae start…Klinsmann “It’s a process”


Klinsmann, who hasn’t won a game in half a year, was busy making excuses after his side drew with Wales.



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메이저놀이터Despite having the full squad, including captain Son Heung-min, who scored a hat-trick last weekend, and ‘Ballon d’Or’ nominee Kim Min-jae, the Koreans only had a high share of possession and were dragged down by Wales throughout the match.

In the 12th minute, Wilson received a penetrating pass in the penalty box and fired a shot that was narrowly saved by goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu.

In the 20th minute, Moore headed in a cross from the right that hit the post.

The Welsh fired off 11 shots, including four on target, while the Koreans managed just one, off the foot of Son Heung-min.

In the 39th minute, he swept down the left flank to create space and curled a right-footed shot straight at the keeper.

“It was Wales who created the better chances,” said the BBC of the sloppy performance against a Wales side that fielded virtually 1.5 full-strength teams, “and South Korea only had mid-range shots from captain Son Heung-min and Hwang In-beom.”

“I would say it’s a process,” said Klinsmann after the game, who has been without a win since the 2000s, the longest of any Korean national team coach.

He also blamed Lee’s absence, saying, “When it’s hard to break down the opponent’s defense like today, we need creative players like Lee Kang-in.”

In the meantime, another controversy has arisen over Klinsmann.

He was named on the roster for a charity match between Chelsea and Bayern Munich during the team’s upcoming European tour, but the KFA explained that “Klinsmann was invited to the game but did not attend.”

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