Gi-je Lee (Suwon Samsung), who was with Klinsman for the first departure, expressed his willingness to take on the challenge.
On the 13th, the Korea Football Association announced a list of 26 players who will play in the A match in March. The Korean national soccer team will face off against Colombia on the 24th and Uruguay on the 28th.
In this A match, which marks the start of coach Jurgen Klinsmann, the members of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar were convened as they were. An official from the association explained the background, saying, “Coach Klinsman didn’t have enough time to look at the players himself.”원벳원 토토
Captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Kim Min-jae (Napoli), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers), and Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) were named. A notable change is that Kije Lee and Hyeonkyu Oh (Celtic) joined in place of Hongcheol (Daegu FC) and Jongkyu Yoon (Sangmu Kimcheon). Except for Oh Hyeon-kyu, who accompanied Qatar as a reserve player, Lee Ki-je is virtually the only change.
On the 14th, Lee Ki-je showed humility through ‘E-Daily’, saying, “It’s true that Hong-chul should go, but I think I went because I was injured.” In fact, I didn’t even have high expectations.
He recalled, “I didn’t expect it because I read an article about being convened as a main member of the World Cup.” At the same time, he added, “I also thought that there would be no possibility of being selected after (Hong) Cheol was injured.”
Lee Ki-je revealed his determination not to let the opportunity that came to him go easily. He said, “I think everyone starts from zero because the coach is new,” and said, “I will challenge the team by helping the team at the training ground and stadium,” he said of the competition that started again.
In particular, he promised to show off his aggressive strengths. Lee Gi-je, who introduced “I have a strong aggressive tendency,” showed confidence in his excellent left foot, saying, “I will be a strength in the aggressive part, accurate cross, and set play.”
Lee Ki-je will meet Oh Hyeon-gyu again, who ate a pot of rice until last season at this call-up. He laughed and said, “Actually, it hasn’t been long since I broke up with (Oh) Hyeon-gyu.” I want to meet and talk”, waiting for the reunion.
Lee Ki-je put off the joy of being on his national team for a while. As captain, he felt responsible for his team, Suwon Samsung, not yet winning their first win. He said, “I know that the pass success rate is high within the league based on the data,” and “the process is okay, but the results are not coming out,” he said.
Lee Ki-je promised a rebound, saying, “I know that the fans are disappointed,” and “If you wait a little bit, the results will come, so I ask for your unwavering support.”