The 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which started with Lionel Messi (35, Paris Saint-Germain), the ‘scapegoat of the incident’ and ended with Messi, the ‘soccer emperor’, came to a grand finale. Korean soccer was also a stage of joy. They succeeded in advancing to the round of 16 at the World Cup for the first time in 12 years since the South African tournament in 2010. The mask of ‘captain’ Heung-Min Son (30, Tottenham), who risked his life for his country, and the tearful injuries and fighting spirit of Taegeuk warriors such as Min-jae Kim (26, Naples) and Hee-chan Hwang (26, Wolverhampton) are a part of history that should never be forgotten. it’s a page

The end means a new beginning. Just as Messi, the ‘god of soccer’, lifted the World Cup for the first time in his life after 16 years of hard work, Korean football must dream bigger and design another 4 years. However, the tower of hard work that should have started in the round of 16 has already been shattered. There is no time to enjoy that joy, only the ‘sound of hurt’ is vibrating.

The careless controversy that started with ‘No. 2701’ twisted the first button. Sometimes ‘silence is golden’. No one can and should not be ‘absolutely good’. It is not known to the world, but there was already a problem raised during the World Cup. It is enough to untie the twisted knot, but the controversy itself was a failure. Then the controversy spawned another controversy. Following the World Cup reward, the race without a break continues until the appointment of the next coach. Compensation should be as high as possible. no one refuses However, Korean football is not only about Taegeuk Warriors. From the K-League to grassroots soccer, there are not just one or two stems that support Korean soccer.

When choosing the next coach, you must first think about what goals and philosophies you will run the national team for the next four years. As a result, the sketch can be changed as much as possible. The ‘advice’ of the current representative players 스포츠토토 is also important. sufficient reference. However, their words should not be ‘law’. No one can catch the passing years. As the ’96 generation’ came to the fore in this competition, no one knows how things will change in 4 years. Leading by Lee Kang-in (21, Mallorca), students born in the 2000s are also waiting for the kick.

However, there is no ‘big discourse’ that should contain all these concerns. Someone has to hold the center and return the abnormal to normal, but the Korea Football Association, which took the helm, is only looking at the ‘notice of power’. No, it’s more accurate that I don’t have the ability to do that. The ‘Agile organization’ that Chairman Mong-Gyu Chung ambitiously brought out is neither agile nor agile. There was a time when the Football Association was full of vitality even in the old ‘low salary’. However, although there are currently overflowing with ‘talented people’, it has long since become an organization that has lost its vitality to pay attention to each other.

While covering this World Cup on site, the country I envied the most was Japan. Laughing was the first thing to do with the banner of advancing to the quarterfinals of the World Cup. However, coach Hajime Moriyasu thoroughly managed the team from the group stage to the quarterfinals. Despite a 2-1 come-from-behind victory against Germany in the first game, five players were changed in the starting lineup in the second game. Also, in the 3rd game against Spain, 6 positions were changed compared to the starting lineup in the 2nd game. The system also crossed four backs and three backs. Except for the goalkeeper, which is a special position, there was no boundary between starting and non-starting. In the round of 16, Croatia, who finished third in the tournament, shed tears at the end of the penalty shootout, but was physically equipped with a system that could handle the quarterfinals or more. Japanese football continues to grow without hesitation, to the extent that it is said that in the World Cup four years later, it has built an infrastructure that can be put forward with the goal of ‘above the semifinals’.

It was on a different level from Korean soccer, which showed its limits in the round of 16 against Brazil by pouring everything in the group stage. To that extent, Japanese soccer was meticulous and sophisticated. The gap between Korean and Japanese soccer has widened. If we continue on our current path without any philosophy, goals or dreams, we may have to wait another 12 years for the World Cup Round of 16.