Lee Min-kyu will be hoping to earn his first cap

Ulsan HD’s K League 1 striker Lee Min-kyu will be hoping to earn his first cap.

The Korea Football Association will unveil its March A squad for a two-game series against Thailand in the second Asian qualifying round for the North and Central American World Cup on March 11. Hwang Sun-hong, the interim head coach of the U-23 national team, will be on hand to announce the roster.

Korea will face Thailand at Seoul World Cup Stadium on March 21, followed by an away match in Bangkook, Thailand on March 26. The matches will be the third and fourth matches of the second round of Asian qualifying.

It’s a crucial date for South Korea as they look to qualify for their 11th consecutive World Cup. Having beaten Singapore (5-0) and China (3-0) in the first and second rounds, 카지노사이트 South Korea can clinch an early spot in the final round with a win against Thailand.

The team will also need to turn around the mood of the national team

Which has been shaken by a semifinal loss at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup 2023 and a clash between Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain).

In response, the KFA handed Hwang Sun-hong the reins on an interim basis, replacing the sacked Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany). Hwang will have a number of goals to accomplish by the March A match.

While the new roster is being hailed as the first step in a rebuilding process, it will be interesting to see if there are any surprises in the attacking lineup, which has seen little change. At the center of it all is Choi In-gyu.

Since Klinsmann’s arrival, the frontline attacking options have included Hwang Eui-jo (Alanyaspor), Cho Kyu-sung (Mitwillan), and Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic). After Hwang Ui-jo was suspended from the national team for illegal filming, only Cho Kyu-sung and Oh Hyun-gyu were selected.

However, both Cho and Oh underperformed at the Asian Cup.

Cho Kyu-sung has since returned to the team, but he is still not at the level he was at the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022. Oh has been on a downward spiral, missing the last two league games.

Inhabi-Gyu, who is considered to be a good competition for the position, has been a consistent performer.

In the 2021 season, he became the K League 1 top scorer for the first time in his career with Jeju United. In the 2022 season, he finished second on the scoring list, but he had the same number of goals as Cho Kyu-sung, who was the top scorer at the time with Jeonbuk Hyundai. He was unable to repeat as the top scorer because he played more games.

In the 2023 season, he regained the honor. He led Ulsan to their second consecutive league title and became one of the best strikers in the league.

Despite his goal baptism, he never made it to the national team. Even under different managers, including former Portuguese coach Paulo Bento and Klinsmann, he was unable to win a trophy.

Unlike in the past,

All of his competitors are in a slump, and with his goal-scoring touch still intact, having scored three goals in official matches this year, the time is right for his selection.

His manager, Ulsan head coach Hong Myung-bo, also praised him, saying, “He’s done a great job preparing for the season, and even though he’s a frontline striker, 메이저사이트 he’s probably the third or fourth most active player on the team.”

The player himself is also highly motivated. “I have more expectations than before because the coach has changed,” said Inhabigyu.

“I think I’ll do my best to fulfill my role in the team, and then (the national team) will come later,” he said, adding that he will focus more on his club team.

Meanwhile, the squad will be named on Nov. 11 and will convene on Nov. 18.

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