Lee Kang-in (22, Paris Saint-Germain) and Cho Kyu-seong (25, Midtjylland) have grown into Klinsmann’s next-generation attacking duo
following veteran duo Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) and Hwang Hee-chan (27, Wolverhampton).
The first match of the 2026 North and Central America (USA, Canada, Mexico) World Cup Asia 2nd qualifying round match against Singapore on the 16th, in which Korea won 5-0, started with Lee Kang and Cho Kyu-seong and ended with two players. 먹튀검증사이트
Each side recorded 1 goal and 1 assist. On this day, Korea struggled with Singapore’s tight defense ever since the game started. The frustrating trend was broken by the combination of Lee Kang-in and Cho Gyu-seong.
In the 44th minute of the first half, Kang-in Lee’s ‘courier cross’ was followed by Gyu-seong Cho’s left-footed no-stop shot to score the first goal.
A pass taken from the right outside the penalty box crossed the heads of 10 Singapore players and fell at the feet of Cho Gyu-sung
who penetrated into the opposite goal. Afterwards, Cho Kyu-sung assisted Korea’s second goal with an accurate cross to Hwang Hee-chan, and Lee Kang-in decorated the finale with a powerful left-footed mid-range shot in the 40th minute of the second half to give the team a 4-0 lead.
Lee Kang-in and Cho Kyu-sung were reserve players for the national team until the Qatar World Cup last December. Paulo Bento (54, Portugal) Lee Kang-in and Cho Kyu-sung
who were not respected by the coach at the time, showed off their presence by being surprisingly introduced in the second match of the group stage against Ghana.
Just like in the Singapore match, Lee Kang-in assisted Cho Kyu-sung’s headed goal. Lee Kang-in and Cho Kyu-seong took their starting positions when coach Jurgen Klinsmann (59, Germany) was appointed to the national team in March of this year.
Lee Kang-in recently scored 4 goals and 2 assists in 3 A matches, and Cho Kyu-seong scored 2 goals in 4 A matches. In particular, Cho Kyu-sung scored the winning goal against Saudi Arabia (1-0 win) last September, giving Coach Klinsmann his debut win.
Coach Klinsmann, who had recorded 3 draws and 2 losses in 5 games since taking office, is on a 4-game winning streak in international matches, starting with the victory against Saudi Arabia.
They beat Tunisia and Vietnam (in October) 4-0 and 6-0, respectively, and even achieved a landslide victory against Singapore.
The two players transferred to new teams ahead of this season and took their skills to the next level.
Lee Kang-in moved to the prestigious French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), and Cho Gyu-sung moved to Denmark’s Midtjylland.
Lee Kang-in worked with superstar Kylian Mbappe and scored 2 goals and 1 assist in 9 games.
Cho Gyu-seong also took over as the starting striker right away and is playing very well with 6 goals and 2 assists in 14 games.
Coach Klinsmann said, “Lee Kang-in will play an important role (in the second qualifying round),” adding, “Creativity is needed when dealing with a defensive team.
We need players who can penetrate the penalty area, score goals, and score in one-on-one situations. Lee Kang-in knows how to do this,” he said.
Lee Kang-in said, “I think I’m trying to become a better player in every training and every game,” and “I will continue to try hard to become a better player in the future.
Korea said. On the 21st, in Shenzhen, China, China and North and Central America World Cup Asia 2nd qualifying round match will take place.