“The fact that we are only given two days off before the game against Australia is the price we pay for not finishing first in the group,” said Jurgen Klinsmann, coach of the Korean national soccer team, at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar match against Saudi Arabia on the 30th (local time).
He said this after finishing the Asian Cup round of 16.
Korea was unable to tie the game at 1-1 until overtime,
and won 4-2 in a penalty shootout,
barely advancing to the quarterfinals. 바카라사이트
The opponent in the quarterfinals is Australia.
This is the team with the best physique among the participating countries in this tournament.
However, Australia won 4-0 in the 90-minute regular time against Indonesia two days ago, on the 28th.
The match between Korea and Australia kick off at 6:30 PM on the 2nd of next month (0:30 AM on the 3rd in Korean time).
In Korea, game day comes after two days of rest.
On the other hand, Australia can rest for four days.
In this situation, it is a big bad news that Korea had to go to a penalty shootout.
When asked how to overcome this physical problem,
Coach Klinsmann said, “There is not a lot of time left.
“It’s a long time to make a difference,” he said.
“Today’s victory can give positive and bright energy to the team atmosphere.”
“I’m happy to be with these players,” he said.
Coach Klinsmann said he had no complaints about the schedule itself,
which had a two-day gap in rest time between the two teams that reached the quarterfinals.