I expected a strong Korean victory, but Jordan won 2-0. “I know Korea well… I don’t need to respect Korea more than necessary.”
Jordan’s coach Hussein Amota, who defeated the Korean national soccer team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), said it was a game where they could have won bigger. The strategy of identifying and digging into the Korean team’s weaknesses in advance was effective.
Klinsmann lost 0-2 in the semifinals of the ‘2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup’ against Jordan held at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar at midnight on the 7th (Korean time).
Korea aimed to reach the summit for the first time in 64 years since winning the 2nd tournament in 1960, but failed to achieve its goal due to its first-ever loss to Jordan.
Unlike coach Klinsmann, who lacked strategy and tactics, coach Amota Jordan created a surprise with Korea-tailored tactics.
Coach Amota, who defeated Korea, received applause from foreign reporters as he entered the press conference after the game.
Coach Amota said in a press conference after the game, “We all worked together to win. He prepared for the competition by taking players who were not 100%. “Today’s victory is the result of investments made over the past few years.”
He continued, “Korea is good at what kind of team it is. There is no need to respect the other person more than necessary. “Korea allowed 8 goals,” he said. “Although the opponent’s ability was outstanding, we were able to effectively block the opponent’s attackers in certain areas.”
He said, “You have to step forward with confidence. Today we were a team with nothing to lose. I used all my abilities and enjoyed every moment of the game. “The players were focused and made good use of the opportunity,” he said, expressing strong confidence.
He added, “We are a capable team. “We were playing against a team that had allowed 8 goals in 5 games, so we decided to target their weaknesses,” he said. “Korea is not an easy opponent, but applying pressure in certain areas worked well. “Coach Klinsmann is a good coach and I respect him and the Korean players, but we were more effective,” he explained. 19가이드03