Kim Seung-gyu’s foot or Cho Hyun-woo’s save… The GK competition is back to square one, and Klinsmann’s choice?

The goalkeeping competition for Jürgen Klinsmann’s national team is back to square one. Three goalkeepers were included in the June 메이저사이트 A match roster. Kim Seung-kyu (Al Shabab), Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), and Song Bum-geun (Shonan Belmare). Goalkeeping is one of those positions that doesn’t change much once the starting lineup is set. This is because changes can lead to conceded goals and results.

Under former coach Paulo Bento, the starting goalkeeper was Kim Seung-gyu. With Bento’s color scheme emphasizing ‘build-up from the back’, Kim was used because of his excellent footwork. At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Kim was in goal for all four matches from the group stage to the round of 16. In addition to his footwork, Kim’s strength is his stability. He also has 72 international caps to his name.

Kim Seung-kyu’s ‘rival’, Cho Hyun-woo, has continued to be an outstanding goalkeeper for his club Ulsan this season. Thanks to his saves, Ulsan has conceded 20 goals in 18 league games, which is second in the league. He has also kept five clean sheets.

In terms of animalistic reactions and saves, Cho is a goalkeeper who is hard to beat. However, he hasn’t been a regular starter for the national team. Cho has 23 caps for South Korea. He made his first appearance in eight months against Uruguay in March.

Unlike Bento, Klinsmann prefers a more straightforward and concise style of play with less buildup. Cho’s ability to make saves may be more appreciated. Of course, there are variables. There are question marks in the backline, with the departure of starting defenders Kim Min-jae (Napoli) and Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan).

Also, Klinsmann has yet to win his first game in charge. This could be a reason to go with Kim Seung-gyu, who has the advantage of stability. Of course, it’s not out of the question that the youngest player, Song Bum-geun, could be given an unexpected opportunity, pushing Kim Seung-kyu and Cho Hyun-woo aside.

They played one game each in the March A match under Klinsmann. Kim Seung-gyu wore the gloves against Colombia and Cho Hyun-woo against Uruguay. The national team conceded two goals in both games. The competition continues. The silent war for the goalkeeping position has begun, with only one spot available.

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