1. Unbelievable upstream
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann’s team experienced heart-stopping moments when they let Saudi Arabia take the lead until the final minutes of extra time in the second half. However, it was in the most difficult period that the bravery of a leading team in Europe was revealed. continent has been shown. Cho Gue-sung’s goal in the 90+9 minute seemed to help Korea return from the dead, thereby retaining hope of reaching the quarterfinals.
Then, in the penalty shootout, Son Heung-min and his teammates completed the comeback with a 4-2 victory, eliminating Saudi Arabia from the 2023 Aisan Cup with a final score of 5-3. The unbelievable comeback of the team from the land of Kim Chi was a big regret for the West Asian representative when there was a time when victory was very close to coach Roberto Mancini and his team.
2. The turning point of the match
If I were to choose the situation that created the biggest turning point in the match, it would probably be Cho Gue-sung’s goal in the 90+9 minute. That was the situation in which the player born in 1998 flew and headed right inside the penalty area in almost the last attack of the Korean team in the match. After being behind, Jurgen Klinsmann and his team worked hard to stop and their efforts were rewarded.
The above goal not only helped Korea level the gap, thereby stimulating the players’ morale, but also changed the game in an unfavorable direction for Saudi Arabia when coach Roberto Mancini almost withdrew most of the players. attack to strengthen the defense. Then, the psychological impact also partly caused the “Blue Falcon” to fail in the penalty shootout.
3. The hero appears
Goalkeeper Jo Hyeon-woo was the hero of the Korean national team in the recent match. He excellently blocked two penalty kicks to help the home team win 4-2 in the penalty shootout, thereby winning a ticket to the quarter-finals. Besides the 33-year-old guard, Cho Gue-sung is also considered the god of wealth of the East Asian representative with his golden head bringing the equalizing goal.
At that moment, the hero should have also called goalkeeper Ahmed Al-Kassar’s name when he had an excellent day with a series of saves. However, luck did not come to the Saudi Arabian goalkeeper as his team still suffered a final defeat.
4. Rank of 2 captains
Coach Jurgen Klinsmann showed the class of the former German captain with accurate substitution decisions, including sending Cho Gue-sung onto the field in the 64th minute, thereby bringing about an equalizer and an overwhelming position for the team. Korea. On the other side of the front line, strategist Roberto Mancini is no less competitive. The Italian teacher sent Abdullah Hadi Radif onto the field at the beginning of the second half and it was a wise choice as this player scored a goal to help Saudi Arabia take the lead. Clearly, the world’s two leading strategists left their mark on tactics in the recent match.
5. Continue writing your dream
After 120 breathtaking minutes, Korea was finally luckier to win a ticket to the quarterfinals, thereby continuing its dream of winning the Asian Cup after 64 years of waiting. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has somewhat shaken off the pressure after being heavily criticized in the losses to Jordan and the draw with Malaysia. However, he will still have a lot to do to help the Kim Chi national team achieve its ultimate goal.
Danh Nguyen | 05:18 January 31, 2024