Short Korea v Lebanon WCQ Recap
Starting 11: Kim Jin-Hyeon, Kim Jin-Su, Kwak Tae-Hwi, Jang Hyun-Soo, Lee Chung-Yong, Koo Ja-Cheol, Han Kook-Young, Ki Sung-Yueng, Lee Jae-Sung and Hwang Eui-Jo.
Subs: Kim Seung-Gyu, Jung Sung-Ryong, Park Joo-Ho, Kim Young-Gwon, Hong Jeong-Ho, Kim Chang-Soo, Jung Woo-Young, Ko Myung-Jin, Nam Tae-Hee, Ju Se-Jong, Lee Jeong-Hyeop, Suk Hyun-Jun.
Korea won 1-0 thanks to a goal by Lee Jeong-Hyeop in injury time. Lee Jeong-Hyeop proves to Uli Stielike again he is worthy of playing in the national team. Lee Jeong-Hyeop and Kim Jin-Hyeon joins the national team in months as they have been struggling with injury woes. To be honest, Korea was the far better team but couldn’t finish. A situation we are all too familiar with. The players that played great were Kim Jin-Su, Lee Chung-Yong, Koo Ja-Cheol and Ki Sung-Yeung. Hwang Eui-Jo seemed to be struggling in the striker position, he had many chances but couldn’t finish. Koo Ja-Cheol was subbed out in the middle of the match and was replaced by Nam Tae-Hee. It looked like a serious injury but we will find out in a couple of days if it’s serious or not. Our defenders and Kim Jin-Hyeon had quite a comfortable match as the ball was mostly in Korea’s favor. Coach Stielike has a lot of work to do before facing Thailand. I know Thailand will be quite a easy match but Stielike has to work on his starting 11. Is Stielike starting 11 weak or is Son Heung-Min’s void that big? Please free feel to write about your take on the game in the comments section as this was a short recap.
We are currently leading group G by far, we are with 21 points with 0 goals conceded.
Also, Kim Jin-Hyeon and Koo Ja-Cheol will be returning to their respective clubs so they won’t be joining the International friendly against Thailand on Sunday.