midfielder of the Korean men’s national soccer team, has definitely received the attention of coach Jurgen Klinsmann. Having shown strength in passing through a wide range of activities and attacking paths under the full-time manager Paulo Bento, he is expected to play a key role in the midfield in the newly launched Klinsmann.
Hwang In-beom raised his expectations ahead of the friendly against Uruguay on the 28th. He played full-time in the evaluation match against Colombia (2-2 draw), which ended on the 23rd at Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium, and played his role in good condition. 메이저놀이터
Hwang In-beom, who played as a third-line midfielder in front of Jung Woo-young (Al Sadd) and the four-back line, took on the role of a link between offense and defense, going back and forth between the second and third lines. He spearheaded the national team’s offense with a quick attack transition. When he had the ball, his opponents applied wild pressure and he came off with a flashy dribble and witty technique. Fans filled the stadium with cheers as Hwang In-beom got out of the dangerous situation with a light movement.
Hwang In-bum, who has creative passing ability, digested Klinsman’s order, who advocated attacking football. When the forward attack resource adjusted its position in an instant and moved, it put an accurate pass into that space. When Son Heung-min and Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk Hyundai) penetrated the front, they took the role of creating scoring opportunities by handing a long pass from the back.
Hwang In-bum showed a bolder play than before. When he had an attacking opportunity, he took the lead in football that increased attack speed through bold forward passes. After meeting with the reporters after the game, he said, “I received an order from the coaches to play an aggressive touch and a game that raises the tempo of the game.” He wasn’t bad with accuracy either. Hwang In-beom recorded an 85% pass success rate (44/52) and 4 long passes.
Hwang In-beom’s strong point is that he is devoted to his defense with his wide range of activities. He ran all over the ground and stopped his opponent’s attacks. It was an extraordinary amount of activity for a player who ran 12 km per game during the Qatar World Cup. On defense, he recorded 5 duels, 3 tackles, 3 interceptions, and 5 recoveries. He also attracted attention with his combative appearance that did not get pushed even in the battle of spirits clashing with his opponent.
Hwang In-beom, who has done his part at Klinsman’s order and made his mark, will continue to play the role of the ‘midfield commander’ of the national team. It proved from his first game under his new managerial system. Called ‘Prince’ during Bento’s coaching days, he is a key resource to support the national team in the back fight that must not be lost in bringing the initiative to the game. There is a high possibility that he will become the ‘crown prince’ in a good direction even in Klinsmann.
Hwang In-beom expressed his determination to win the fight again after the Uruguay and Qatar tournaments. “Of course, I will try to beat Uruguay. Uruguay is a strong team that could not decide a win or loss in the World Cup (0-0 draw). It will be a difficult game, but I will give my all,” he said.