Colombia coach Nestor Lorenzo, the opponent of the Korean national football team led by Jurgen Klinsmann, praised Korea as a team with good players.
Korea and Colombia will play an evaluation match on the 24th at 8:00 pm at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium. Coach Lorenzo said at an official press conference on the 23rd, “The Korean team knows Son Heung-min (Tottenham) as a representative, and it is a team that has good players besides Son Heung-min.”
He said, “Korea is a world-class team that showed aggressiveness and showed competitiveness in the World Cup,” and “has good players in various positions.”
Colombia failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. As a result, Reynaldo sacked manager Rueda and handed over the baton to manager Lorenzo.
After the World Cup, Korea will also challenge the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America by appointing coach Klinsman to replace Paulo Bento. As much as we meet under the new command tower system, a game that can never be backed down is expected.
Coach Lorenzo said, “The strength of Korea’s midfielders is their quick turnover between offense and defense.” He continued, “I know defender Kim Min-jae, who plays for Napoli, of course,” and he expected that he would be able to play a good game. 메이저사이트
In the FIFA rankings, Colombia ranks 17th, ahead of South Korea, which ranks 25th. Korea has the upper hand with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in past A matches. The previous confrontation was a friendly match held in Seoul in March 2019, and won 2-1 with goals from Son Heung-min and Lee Jae-seong (Mainz).
“It is very difficult to lead a team with a new roster,” said Lorenzo. “I think we have to go towards our goal, Colombia is also growing and we are looking forward to good results,” he added.
After the match against Korea, Colombia will move to Japan and play against Japan at 7:20 pm on the 28th at Yodoko Sakura Stadium in Osaka. Korea will have its second warm-up game against Uruguay on the 28th at 8:00 pm at the Seoul World Cup Stadium.