[골닷컴, 성남] Reporter Kang Dong-hoon = The Korean national football team, led by coach Paulo Bento (52, Portugal), performed ‘build-up football’, which he had honed over the past four years, in four evaluation matches this month, but was shaken by hitting a realistic wall. Unlike in Asia, when they met Brazil, Chile, and Paraguay, they made a lot of mistakes, struggled with opposing pressure, and had difficulty moving forward.
This has sparked concern among soccer fans. In particular, there have been voices calling for a change of tactics to counterattack based on counterattacks while putting down ‘build-up football’ and focusing on defense, especially when dealing with world-class giants.
However, some countered that, with only five months left for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, to break the framework built up over the past four years is not only in vain, but rather contradicts reality. He added that there is no time to prepare for a new tactic, and changing the tactic makes it worthwhile to support and follow Bento for a long time.
In the end, it became important to know how well to compensate for the problems that surfaced, and how stably to show the ‘build-up football’ that he had been playing against Kang-ho. Coach Bento, who is well aware of this, also said, “We have to keep the things we did well in the four games going forward, and at the same time improve the parts we lacked during the game.” In particular, I will analyze the mistakes made in the defensive line and develop them.”
In the midst of this, professional soccer K League 1 Seongnam FC head coach Kim Nam-il (45) showed support for Bento. During the Hana One Q K League 1 2022 Round 16 home match against Daegu FC at Tancheon Sports Complex on the 18th, coach Kim said, “I think coach Bento is doing well. The preliminary round and the final are completely different, but I think a rear build-up is necessary.” said.
He continued, “I haven’t been able to watch all the matches of the national team. It’s hard to say that there is a problem with a specific position.” He said, “It is good to counter the tactics of the opposing teams in the World Cup finals, but I want the national team to push forward the things that have been prepared and accumulated.” told