Korean soccer is ahead of its second A match between Peru and El Salvador in June. The national team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), convenes in Busan on the 12th and faces Peru (Busan Asiad Main Stadium) on the 16th and El Salvador (Daejeon World Cup Stadium) on the 20th.
It is the 2nd call-up since his inauguration and the 3rd and 4th A matches, but coach Klinsman considers the two consecutive games in June as a true debut stage. This is because the two consecutive matches between Colombia and Uruguay in March were more of a celebration to celebrate advancing to the round of 16 of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, and the national team entry was also almost the same as the World Cup finals.
However, the situation is not easy. Due to several variables, it is not possible to pack a full force. The collapsed third line is particularly worrisome. Son Jun-ho (31, Taishan, Shandong), who was named on the list of convocations in June, has been detained by the Chinese public security system for over three weeks on suspicion of accepting bribes of non-state officials (non-public officials), so it is realistically impossible to join. In addition, Baek Seung-ho (26, Jeonbuk Hyundai) and Jung Woo-young (34, Al Sadd) also missed due to injuries.
Instead, Won Doo-jae (26, Gimcheon Managing Director) and Park Yong-woo (30, Ulsan Hyundai) join, but Hwang In-beom (27, Olympiacos) is the only card that gives confidence in terms of skill and experience. He is a professional midfielder who can hold on in the midfield, coordinate the national team’s offense and defense, and boldly deploy the ball into the opponent’s half. His position, which grew rapidly in the trust of former coach Paulo Bento (Portugal), is not shaken even in ‘Clins Manho’.
Whether it’s the national team or the team it belongs to, even if the command tower changes, the modifier ‘crown prince’ remains the same. To that extent, Hwang In-beom also feels a sense of responsibility. On the 4th, he visited the Daejeon World Cup Stadium and watched the home game of his parents Daejeon Hana Citizen’s ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’, and showed strong confidence in the attacking tendency of ‘Clins Manho’. Coach Klinsman, who promised to win the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, which will be held in Qatar early next year, has expressed a clear will to attack, saying, “A 4-3 victory is better than a 1-0 victory.”
Hwang In-beom said, “In the second match in March, I was aggressive enough to think, ‘Can this be done’, and I conceded a lot, but it was a really fun experience for me, who prefers aggressive play. Balance and detail will be added as you work together steadily. It is gradually improving and we believe we are getting stronger.”먹튀검증
The core judgment grounds for decision-making are also ‘development’ and ‘growth’. The European summer transfer market has not yet been opened, but many teams are already showing interest, either directly or indirectly. Hwang In-beom, who is satisfied with the fact that he finished the 2022-2023 season without major injuries despite having played the most actual matches in his career until the first winter World Cup ever, said, “It was a season where I grew up in many parts, starting with taking care of my body. He grew up with a lot of love at Olympiacos. He is ready to run anywhere if there is an opportunity, but the idea that he has to play high-level football anywhere,” he said with strength.