The South Korean men’s national soccer team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, will take on China in the second Group C match of the 2026 North American Football Confederations Cup Asia Second Qualifying Round at the Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, China at 9 p.m. (KST) tonight.
Speaking to the media on the 20th, Klinsmann said, “There are no easy games in the second round of World Cup qualifiers.
We expect it to be a very difficult game.
We’re going to respect the Chinese team and their players.”
Klinsmann had previously coached the German national team to a hard-fought 1-0 away win over China in October 2005 ahead of the 2006 World Cup in Germany.
“I think (the 1-0 win) shows how difficult tomorrow’s game will be,” he said.
Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), who met with the media alongside Klinsmann, said: “We came to play a winning game, and of course we want to keep a clean sheet.
If we don’t concede goals in defense, we can score enough goals with a very good attacking line.”
The interest in this “trilateral match” is very high in China.
According to Piao Xingqiu, a local Chinese sports event and performance ticketing website, more than 40,000 tickets to the Shenzhen Universiade Sports Center were sold out that day. 온라인카지노
“I was told by an official from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) that they sold out in about an hour,” Klinsmann said.
Chinese national team coach Aleksandar Jankovic was nervous about South Korea’s “attacking football.”
“It’s not just Son Heung-min that we have to stop.
The whole (South Korean) team, every player, shows a high level of tactical movement and sophistication, so we need to defend according to the system.
There could be a crisis on any side.”
South Korea tops the group after a 5-0 win over Singapore in the first game of Group C of the second qualifying round at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Sept. 16.
China is second in the group after a 2-1 win over Thailand on the same day.
South Korea leads the all-time series between the two countries with 21 wins, 13 draws and two losses.