“Aiming for the first Asian Cup victory in 64 years”… Klinsman “I got a good matchup”
Our national soccer team, which is aiming to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years in January next year, will face off against Jordan and Bahrain, Malaysia in the same group. It is evaluated that the group composition is passable, but the process from the round of 16 to the championship does not seem easy.
This is reporter Seok Min-hyeok.
Our national team, which ranks 27th in the FIFA rankings, has long since lost its relationship with the Asian Cup.
Since winning the event twice in 1960, it has yet to stand at the top.
After 64 years, I aim for the championship. The group stage looks good.
They are in the same group as Jordan and Bahrain, who are ranked in the top 80 in the FIFA rankings, and Malaysia, led by coach Pangon Kim.
In terms of objective power, the prospect of advancing to the round of 16 is not bleak.
Jurgen Klinsmann / National team coach 스포츠토토
“I think we got a good matchup. But I think all teams are good teams and no groups are easy.”
Assuming our national team advances to the round of 16 as group 1, and Japan tops group D, we are likely to meet Iraq in the round of 16.
Barring any surprises, we can anticipate a formidable scenario, with Iran in the quarterfinals, hosts Qatar in the semifinals, and Japan in the final.
“I want to face a strong team, but I don’t want to face rivals like Japan from the round of 16.”
“The goal is to win,” Klinsmann said. Overcoming the weak jinx against Middle Eastern teams is an important task.
The national team will start preparing for the tournament in earnest next month, starting with warm-up games against Peru and El Salvador.
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