Cha Doo-ri “Asia’s soccer sensation… The key is the European experience”

Cha Doo-ri, head of FC Seoul’s youth reinforcement office, cited the “experience” of European players as the biggest reason for Asian football’s success at the 2022 Qatar World Cup. As the number of players playing in European leagues increased, he was not afraid to meet European or South American teams, and he showed his skills.

Director Cha, who is a member of the International Football Federation (FIFA) Technical Research Group (TSG) and is traveling around the 2022 Qatar World Cup site, said at a TSG briefing held in Doha, Qatar on the 12th (local time), “Asian teams beat traditional strong players in the group stage. “Saudi Arabia beat Argentina, Japan beat Germany and Spain, Korea beat Portugal.”

Regarding the reason for the success, Director Cha said, “One of the reasons for this is that many Asian players are playing 스포츠토토 in Europe.” There is also a player who captained the German professional football Bundesliga,” he explained.

He added, “I will not be intimidated in matches against European teams, and I will become more competitive.”

During the 2002 Korea-Japan Games, there were only two national team players in Europe. At the time, the only Europeans were MBC commentator Ahn Jung-hwan (Perugia) and Seol Ki-hyeon, coach of Gyeongnam FC (Anderlecht). ), Jung Woo-yeong (Freiburg), and Hwang In-beom and Hwang Ui-jo (Olympiacos), there were eight Europeans. In Japan, 19 out of 26 members of the national team played in Europe.

The tactical development of Asian soccer was also noticeable in this World Cup, Cha said. “The tactics have improved greatly,” he said. The players also understood tactics well and played in various formations,” he said. “The gap in performance is narrowing, but compared to the strong teams we met in the round of 16, we revealed several problems.” did.

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