Frustrated Klinsmann, ‘Lee Kang-in gap’

South Korea’s Lee Kang-in

Reacts angrily as coach Jürgen Klinsmann approaches him from behind during a training session at the Asiad Stadium in Busan, South Korea, on June 15, 2015, a day ahead of an exhibition match against Peru.

South Korea’s national soccer team, 스포츠토토 led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann (59), played a lethargic game as the absence of Lee Kang-in (22-Paris Saint-Germain) became apparent.

South Korea drew 0-0 with Wales in an away exhibition match at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, England, on Aug. 8 (KST).


Was unable to break a five-match winless streak (three draws and two losses) since his appointment.

South Korea enjoyed a high 61% possession on the day, but there was a lot of inefficient time in our own half. The offense was a major disappointment, with only four shots overall and only one on goal.

We were also missing Lee Kang-in, who was unable to make the squad due to a thigh injury.

Lee had previously played in all four of Klinsmann’s matches since his appointment. 토토 His importance and influence has grown beyond mere appearances and the tactics have been centered around him.

As such, Lee was the player whose place in the team grew the most compared to the previous squad led by Paulo Bento.

“It’s a shame that we won’t have him with us,” Klinsmann said when he announced his A-Match roster in September.

And Klinsmann felt his absence acutely in the first A-Match without Lee.

The second line struggled to find much of a way forward as they were stifled by a dense Welsh defense. There were no crisp breakthroughs or breakaway pressures like in previous matches.

There was no tactical maneuver to fill the gap with another player in Lee Kang-in’s role, or with organization.

It’s not a bad idea to have Lee in the team colors. Lee is talented enough to fill that role. However, 스포츠토토링크 he could be out of action at any time in the future.

Klinsmann needs to think about how to handle his absence in order to have a more flexible team.

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