Kang Seong-jin’s dribbling skills were not enviable by South American players. Still, the accuracy line needed improvement.메이저사이트
The Republic of Korea national under-20 (U-20) soccer team, led by coach Kim Eun-jung, held the 2023 International Football Federation (FIFA) U-20 Argentina at Estadio Malvinas Argentinas located in Mendoza, Argentina at 6 am (Korean time) on the 26th. In the second match of Group F of the World Cup group stage, Honduras drew 2-2. With this, Korea is in 2nd place with 1 win and 1 draw (4 points).
Coach Kim Eun-joong formed the midfield with Kang Seong-jin, Lee Seung-won, Bae Jun-ho, and Kim Yong-hak. It was an offensive lineup without a professional defensive midfielder. South Korea allowed a penalty kick (PK) in the 20th minute of the first half and conceded a goal. It was fortunate that Lewis, who scored the PK goal, was sent off after a video review (VAR) and gained a numerical advantage. After that, Korea went up aggressively and launched an all-out offensive, but the defense was uneasy when switching between offense and defense. With an extra point conceded in the 6th minute of the second half, the score was 0-2.
Korea went up more aggressively and pushed. Seongjin Kang’s dribble shined. Kang Seong-jin showed off his dribbling skills by going left and right. When a pass came, he caught the ball and then overcame the Honduran defense with splendid kicking techniques. His unique painting movements and nimble body movements shined. He played like a South American player who boasts brilliant skills. Using Kang Seong-jin, Korea released an attack.
Accuracy was somewhat lacking. Even if he broke through, the pass option was disappointing or the shot did not lead to a goal. He was full of confidence, but his power declined as the second half went on. Even in a counterattack situation, the Honduras defense tried to dribble instead of supplying a pass quickly, giving the Honduras defense time to form.
Korea succeeded in making it 2-2 with Kim Yong-hak’s comeback goal and Park Seung-ho’s equalizer, but failed to turn the tables. At the end of the second half, Choi Seok-hyun was sent off and Kim Jun-hong received a warning, so he lost two starters in the next game.
According to the soccer statistics media ‘Sofa Score’, Kang Seong-jin succeeded in 5 out of 7 dribbling attempts. The key pass was 5 times, and the pass success rate was 85%, 4 effective shots, and 7 successful ground competitions (11 attempts) were recorded. Still, there were no attack points. He had only one success out of nine cross attempts and lost possession 17 times. Although he was sharp and menacing, it was true that he lacked accuracy and efficiency.
Kang Seong-jin is definitely Kim Eun-joong’s best weapon. With his dribbling skills, he can change the atmosphere at once and release the attack. Accuracy must accompany it. Kang Seong-jin’s dribbling skills will stand out more when he can create a later situation through dribbling, not a dribbling one-tool. If he improves his passing and shooting accuracy, the value of Kang Seong-jin, who is still evaluated as an excellent prospect, will increase.