Should Stielike go?
well, should he? I personally think we should hang on until after the Uzbekistan friendlies and it appears unlikely that he will be fired before then. But say we get a draw against the Uzbeks. What do we do? Hit panic button and do yet another mid-cYcle half-assed revamp? Or hang on and hope for the best?
im asking because I don't know what I'd do quite frankly. Torn.
Well if we do draw against Uzbekistan like 1-1 or 0-0, I think the KFA will still keep Stielike and hope for the best. The KFA put Choi Kang Hee into the manager role and that was almost a complete disaster. We got a pretty decent start with big wins over Qatar and Lebanon but then it all went downhill. Stielike asked if him getting sacked and replaced would have a huge improvement for the team under the new manager. I think he's right about that.
Quite honestly if the KFA learned anything with Choi Kang Hee they'll likely keep Stielike. But the Uzbekistan and Canada matches (the Uzbekistan match is more important) are his last test. If Korea doesn't pull off a win against Uzbekistan, Korea is almost screwed. We have 7 points right now. We need 15 points to get 22.
Maybe Stielike could try playing Son up top. And maybe Stielike could pick more K League players.
Ofc not. I suspect Shin Taeyong would take over tbh. Just because you want to keep things consistent if possible and he's Assistant manager...
the son question is really important. He's in form. in Uli's system, he stayed out wide a lot and doesn't really get much involved in the play...
yeah ofc there wouldn't be a dramatic improvement. so stielike is right about that.
Shin Taeyong wouldn't be a bad choice in all honesty. He experimented with the U-23 side. Maybe a little experimentation is just what the team needs.
At the end of the day I think Korea will qualify, either barely or somewhat comfortably. We need a good striker. I think we have a great midfield and good goalkeepers like KSG and KJH and others but we need a good striker and solid defense that isn't constantly changed up or with JHS as a RB -_-
I doubt that Stielike would play Son up top so I don't know who can be our striker. SHJ seems decent and all and he seems to be the one we're relying on these days. Maybe it's time to call in youth? Could be a fatal mistake. But teams need experimentation.