Hwang Hee-chan and Kim Jin-soo join ahead of final training for the Malayalam match. Excluding injury to Lee Ki-je

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At 8:30 p.m. on the 25th, the final warm-up begins with official training a day before the third match against Malaysia.

The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), has entered the final warm-up ahead of the third match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup against Malaysia. Coach Klinsmann expressed his determination to beat Malaysia and rise to first place in the group.

Klinsmann will play the third and final match of the Asian Cup group stage against Malaysia at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar at 8:30 pm (Korean time) on the 25th.

Korea (4 points, +2 goal difference) has the same points as Jordan (4 points, +4), but is ranked second in the group due to the goal difference.

Depending on the situation in other groups before the game, advancement to the round of 16 may be confirmed early, but they are aiming for a big win to boost the mood.

Prior to this, Korea held its last training in preparation for the game against Malaysia at Al Egla Training Center at 4pm on the 24th, the day before. Only the first 15 minutes were released to the media.

“It will be a difficult game,” said Coach Klinsmann when meeting the media before training. “There may be variables after the next game, but for now, we have to think about the game against Malaysia. I want to win. “I really want to win and go to the round of 16 as first place in the group,” he said.

He continued, “(Changes in tactics and selection) need to be seen during training. “Malaysia is quite threatening and has players with long throw-ins and scoring ability,” he said. “First of all, coach Kim Pang-gon knows Korea very well. “He will train well in set pieces and he will train well and make decisions,” he said.

Malaysia's coach Kim Pang-gon served as the head of the Korea Football Association's power strengthening office before taking the helm.

Director Klinsmann also said, “The atmosphere should not be heavy. The current team atmosphere is good. As it is a long competition, everyone, from interpreters to equipment managers, support staff and local bus drivers, is trying to create a fun atmosphere. That's my role. “It is as important as analyzing the opposing team,” he emphasized.

Currently, Klinsmann's squad consists of 25 players, but Kim Jun-hong (Director Kim Cheon) hastily joined as a training partner in place of Kim Seung-gyu (Al-Shabab), who was discharged early after falling from a horse due to an injury, and 26 players are training together.

Although this was training in preparation for the final match of the group stage, not all of the players participated. Lee Ki-je (Suwon Samsung), who suffered a hamstring injury in the match against Jordan (2-2 draw) on the 20th, continued individual training at the hotel instead of team training at the training ground to control his condition.

Except for Lee Ki-je, all of the players known as injured, including Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), Kim Jin-soo, and Kim Tae-hwan (Jeonbuk Hyundai), completed team training normally.

In particular, Hwang Hee-chan and Kim Jin-soo, who missed both the first and second games, were reported to be recovering positively, with the team fully participating in team training starting the day before.

Coach Klinsmann said, “Lee Ki-je does not come to the training ground and trains separately. It's really nice to see Hwang Hee-chan and Lee Ki-je returning from yesterday. “I did the entire team training,” he said with a smile.

He also did not forget to praise Kim Jun-hong, who is replacing Kim Seung-gyu. He said, “Kim Jun-hong joining is a great help. Even if you can't register on the list, it will be a great help. “It’s just a shame he didn’t make the list,” he said.

As in the past two games, Coach Klinsmann gave a speech for about 5 minutes before training began, and then warmed up with stretching and light running.

Training was divided into field players and goalkeepers. Field players improved their condition with rondos (5-on-2 ball passing), and goalkeepers trained with goalkeeper coaches.

Klinsmann will hold an official pre-game press conference at the Main Media Center (MMC) at 6:30 PM shortly before the game against Malaysia. Coach Klinsmann and goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan HD) are scheduled to attend. 카지노사이트