Claims superiority in stamina, style adept at counterattacking, Klinsmann, and opponent record Australian coach: “I called Tottenham coach to ask him to bring Son Heung-min.”
Australian players taking team photo
Australian national team players are taking team photos prior to the start of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup round of 16 match between Australia and Indonesia held at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 28th (local time). .
Australia’s leading newspaper, which will meet Korea in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup held in Qatar, reported ‘4 reasons why Australia can defeat Korea’ and reported victory. I assured you.
The Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald said on the 1st, “This year’s Asian Cup is an opportunity for the Socceroos (the nickname of the Australian soccer team). If Australia wins the next game, they will face Jordan or Tajikistan in the semifinals.” It was expected that this would be the biggest hurdle in advancing to the finals.
The quarterfinals between Korea and Australia will be held at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar at 0:30 am on the 3rd, Korean time.
The first factor in Australia’s victory revealed by this media outlet is physical strength.
Australia played Indonesia in the round of 16 on January 28th and won relatively easily 4-0, while Korea won a hard-fought victory against Saudi Arabia in a penalty shootout on the 31st.
The length of the game was also different, with Australia taking 90 minutes and Korea taking 120 minutes.
The Sydney Morning Herald continued by pointing out, “Australia is coming off almost two more days of rest, and Korea’s Son Heung-min and Lee Kang-in played every game without being replaced, and Seol Young-woo, Kim Min-jae, Hwang In-beom and Lee Jae-seong have already played more than 300 minutes.”
On the other hand, there are only four players in Australia who have played more than 300 minutes, and there are no injuries.
The national team is training to recover after the decisive match against Saudi Arabia.
As the second factor in Australia’s advantage, the newspaper pointed to Australian coach Graham Arnold’s playing style.
The media explained, “Coach Arnold has received a lot of criticism for the ineffective attack and lack of functionality in the midfield,” and added, “However, these problems are more noticeable when playing against a relatively weak team.”
Since Australia has many players playing in the second and third divisions of Europe, it is expected that Korea, which has a better player composition, will not play the game by retreating to defense.
He said, “Korea recorded an attack share of 58% against Saudi Arabia, and if that happens against Australia as well, Australia can play comfortably,” and “Coach Arnold played a good counterattacking game while managing the game carefully at the World Cup. “I expected it.”
Of course, he cautioned that “Korea is a team that can score even a single mistake, so unlike in previous games, a mistake could lead to a goal right away,” but added, “But overall, it will be an opponent that fits well with Coach Arnold’s style.” “He added.
Coach Klinsmann encouraging his players
In the third factor, Korean national team coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany) appeared.
The Sydney Morning Herald said, “There is widespread concern in Korea that the most talented ‘golden generation’ players in the national team’s history are wasting their playing time,” and “Korean soccer fans believe that coach Klinsmann’s tactics are not suitable for the national team.” “There are also complaints that there is little time spent in Korea after taking office as the Korean head coach.”
The media also introduced remarks made by Son Heung-min’s father, Son Woong-jung, in an interview with Yonhap News earlier this year.
At the time, Woong-Jeong Son said, “If we win the championship in this unprepared state, how much more will we have to worry about the result (without change)?” and “I am worried that Korean soccer will become sick.”
The Sydney Morning Herald made a hopeful guess, saying, “The national team players may also have the same views on Son Heung-min’s father’s thoughts.”
Lastly, the media interpreted that the fact that Australia has the upper hand in all-time records brightens the outlook for this game.
“In the last two matches, Australia had 1 draw and 1 loss against Korea, but since it was a friendly match, it doesn’t mean much,” the media said. “In the last 23 years, Australia has lost to Korea only once in an official competition.” did.
Korea won 1-0 in the group stage of the 2015 Asian Cup held in Australia, but since both teams were confirmed to advance to the quarterfinals at the time, win or loss was not important.
He also expressed confidence by saying that Australia defeated Korea 2-1 in the final of the tournament. 고스톱