“Are you moving this?”
The South Korean national soccer team (ranked 27th in the FIFA rankings), led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, will take on Peru in the June A match of the Hana Bank Invitational National Soccer Team Friendlies. Klinsmann’s men will face Peru (ranked 21st in FIFA) on June 16 at 8 p.m. at Busan Asiad Stadium. They will face El Salvador (ranked 75th in FIFA) in the second match on June 20 at 8 p.m. at Daejeon World Cup Stadium.먹튀검증
Ahead of the match, Klinsmann convened the players at Guduk Stadium in Busan on the 12th. Coach Klinsmann was interviewed at 4 p.m., followed by Hwang Hee-chan and Hong Hyun-seok. The team then proceeded to open training. Initially, the public training was scheduled to last 30 minutes, followed by a private training session. However, Klinsmann opened the entire hour to the public.
During the hour-long open training session, Klinsmann divided the team into two groups. Players who played in the weekend’s K League matches, such as Son Heung-min, focused on recovery training. Hwang Eui-jo, Cho Kyu-sung, Lee Ki-je, Kim Jin-soo, and others warmed up with a light run.
The other group practiced tactics. Here, they practiced two-top drills. Coach Klinsmann placed Oh Hyun-gyu and Hwang Hee-chan in the front line, with Moon Sun-min and Lee Kang-in on the left and right flanks for attacking drills. In the midfield, Hwang In-beom and Hong Hyun-seok teamed up. Park Ji-soo and Park Kyu-hyun were on the back line with Kim Min-jae and Kim Young-kwon out.
After the first training session, we could see some impressive things. Coach Cha Doo-ri gathered the players and gave a speech, followed by Son Heung-min, who spoke for about a minute and talked to the team. The team then disbanded.
The post-disbandment behavior also stood out. First, Lee Jae-sung approached the coach who was organizing the training equipment and helped him move it. Song Bum-geun immediately followed suit. With the two players leading by example, all the players headed to the locker room with their training equipment, one in each hand.
It shows how close the team is and how much they respect each other. This is a great example for the younger players who will lead the next generation of Korean soccer, including Hong Hyun-seok, Park Kyu-hyun, Ahn Hyun-beom, and Park Yong-woo, who were all called up for the first time.
Small actions add up to big results. We hope that the small gestures of Lee Jae-sung and the rest of the national team will lead to big results at the upcoming 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup in Qatar.