First win reported…but still a ‘question mark’

The national soccer team beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in an exhibition match. It was Klinsmann’s first win in six games, but there was still plenty to be happy about.

Jung Chan Lee is a reporter.

With Son Heung-min and Cho Kyu-sung up front, the Koreans attacked the Saudis aggressively and scored the first goal in the 32nd minute.

A ball from Lee Jae-sung was deftly flicked back by Son Heung-min, and Hwang In-beom’s penetrating pass bounced off the defense, but Cho Kyu-sung rushed in and finished with his head.

It was Cho’s first A-match goal in 10 months after his two goals against Ghana at last year’s World Cup in Qatar.

Three minutes later, a chance for a second goal was squandered.

Son Heung-min was brought down by an opposing defender’s foot in a clear penalty situation, but the referee let it go and unfortunately, there was no video review in this match.소닉카지노

Despite only scoring one goal, the offense wasn’t bad with nine shots on goal, but the defense was still shaky.

Frequent misplaced passes led to a number of close calls.

It didn’t help that the players’ stamina and concentration dropped sharply after the midway point of the second half.

After withstanding a late Saudi attack with Kim Min-jae’s physical defense, the Koreans earned their first win in six games under Klinsmann, but the victory was far from satisfying.

Despite the so-called ‘remote working’ controversy, Klinsmann had initially said he would stay in Europe to overhaul the squad instead of returning to South Korea straight away, but in a seemingly public relations-conscious move, he changed his plans and will return with the squad tomorrow (Thursday).

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