Son Heung-min struggles as South Korea draws 0-0 with Wales

8 September 2023 0 By

A draw followed. Jürgen Klinsmann’s South Korean national soccer team came away empty-handed.

South Korea played Wales in an exhibition match at Cardiff City Stadium in Wales, United Kingdom, on Aug. 8 (KST). The ‘Klinsmann Ho’ tried to break the winless streak, but the Welsh drew 0-0.

This brings Klinsmann’s record to three draws and two losses without a win since taking charge of the Korean national team.

Son Heung-min, the captain of the South Korean national soccer team, got the start against Wales in an exhibition match on Aug. 8 (KST). He created three of South Korea’s four shots on goal on the day.

Klinsmann started Son Heung-min (Tottenham) up top against Wales. Heung-min scored a hat trick up top in his team’s match last week.

However, playing Son up top didn’t work for Klinsmann. Klinsmann played Cho Kyu-sung (Mitwylan) up front alongside Son, with Lee Jae-sung (Mainz) and Hong Hyun-seok (Hent) on the left and right wings, respectively.카지노

In the midfield were Park Yong-woo (Al Ain) and Hwang In-beom (Zvezda). Lee Ki-je (Suwon), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), Jung Seung-hyun, and Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) lined up in the back four, while Kim Seung-kyu (Al-Shabaab) donned the goalkeeping gloves. Hong Hyun-seok made his first appearance in an A match.

South Korea faced a crisis in the 13th minute. Nathan Broadhead (Ipswich Town) attempted a shot that was saved by Kim Seung-Gyu.

South Korea had their first shot on goal in the 19th minute, but it was deflected by a defender. South Korea had a chance in the final minute of the first half. In the 37th minute, Lee Ki-jae sent in a cross from the left, but it was unable to reach Cho Kyu-sung and Hong Hyun-seok, who were rushing into the Welsh box.

The South Korean national soccer team played Wales to a goalless 0-0 draw in an exhibition match on Aug. 8 (KST). Son Heung-min competes with a Welsh defender.

In the 40th minute, Son Heung-min attempted a right-footed shot that was saved by Welsh goalkeeper Danny Ward. Klinsmann pulled out his substitutes in the second half.

It was to turn the tide. Lee Sun-min (Gwangju) and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) came on for Hwang In-beom and Hong Hyun-seok in the 16th minute of the second half. However, it didn’t change the frustrating flow or the atmosphere.

In fact, it was Wales who made the decisive move once again. In the 20th minute, Chris Mefam’s cross from the right was headed on by Keeper Moore. The ball hit the right post of the South Korean goal.

A minute later, Broadhead’s mid-range shot hit a South Korean defender and deflected off a defender and just missed the left side of the goal. Klinsmann made two substitutions, Hwang Eui-jo (Norwich City) for Cho Kyu-sung in the 29th minute and Yang Hyun-joon (Celtic) and Lee Dong-kyung (Ulsan) for Lee Jae-sung and Park Yong-woo in the 39th minute, but there was no turnaround.

South Korea recorded four shots on goal on the day to Wales’ 10. Three of South Korea’s shots came from Son Heung-min. After the match against Wales, Klinsmann’s men will travel to Newcastle, England, to face Saudi Arabia in an exhibition match on Sept. 13. The Saudis recently named Roberto Mancini (Italy) as their new head coach.