Colombia coach “I know Korean players such as Son Heung-min and Kim Min-jae… I will cope well”

Colombia national football team coach Nestor Lorenzo was wary of Korean players active in Europe, such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) and Kim Min-jae (Napoli).

On the 23rd, coach Lorenzo attended the official press conference ahead of the match against Korea at Munsu Stadium in Ulsan. 

Colombia will have its first match in March against the Korean national soccer team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann at the same place on the 24th at 8:00 pm. 

Lorenzo took over as coach of the Colombian national team in July last year. He served as head coach from January 2012 to February 2019. 

“I know Son Heung-min as a representative,” he said in an evaluation match with Korea. “Not only that, but I know several players well. team,” he said. 

The following is a Q&A from director Lorenzo.

– How did you prepare for the new World Cup qualifiers and facing Korea and Japan?

It will be an important evaluation match before entering the preliminary round for the World Cup. We are building a team and we are in a phase of change. It will be a phase of rebuilding the team and it is a natural process.

In the case of this call-up, unlike the general call-up, young players who are active in their own league were selected rather than major players. There were players who were injured and there were many players who wanted to experiment. Through many experiments, it will be a good place for evaluation ahead of the World Cup qualifiers.

-What are you trying to achieve in the Korean War?

Performance is important and we have to experiment with various things. You also need to build a good team. As they prepare for the 2026 World Cup after the World Cup in Qatar, the roster has been changed and a new team is being formed. It’s hard to lead a team with new players and make a fresh start. Nevertheless, we must do our best every day and move towards our goal. It is not easy to advance to the World Cup finals, but we expect Colombia to grow through this. 토토사이트

-Juan Quintero’s injury situation.

As a result of the medical team’s confirmation, there is no major problem, and there is no major problem in participating in the Korean War.

-Is there a player you are wary of in Korea?

I know Son Heung-min as a representative. He knows several players well. Korea had good players and showed an aggressive appearance. It is a team with world-class competitiveness enough to achieve good results in the World Cup.

-How will you fight the midfield against Korea?

I know that there are many good players in Korea. Both attackers and defenders have good players. Korea’s strength in the midfield lies in switching offense and defense. Even in defense, Kim Min-jae, who plays for Napoli, knows that. We, too, are trying to cope well. The important thing is that we also expect Yuribe and others to be able to compete well.

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