The pandemic wiped out the international football calendar. People are wondering how national football coaches prepare teams during a pandemic. The South Korean national teams haven’t held any training camps in 2020. Also, they didn’t have the chance to play matches.
The good news is that the senior and under-23 men’s teams have two exhibition matches against each other on October 9 and 12 at the Goyang Stadium. The two squads revealed their rosters Monday.
The head coach of the senior national football team is Paulo Bento. Coaching the under-23 is Kim Hak-bum. They welcomed the exhibition matches and said that they would try their best despite the lack of practice.
National Football Coaches Prepare Teams for Exhibition Games
According to sports betting reports, Paulo Bento will use the exhibition games to prepare for the big picture. South Korea will be part of the FIFA World Cup qualifying matches next year. Also, the Korea Football Association wants to schedule friendly games in November. However, Bento is still uncertain about the future, with the pandemic ongoing.
Despite the situation, Bento will prepare the team the best he can to perform well. Based on football betting sources, the coach will use the exhibition matches to review some things the team did in the past. Also, it would help the new members get acclimated to the system.
According to sports betting predictions, the problems faced by the South Korean national football team is not unique to them. That’s why it is vital to stay prepared all the time.
The under-23 squad was supposed to play in the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. However, the organizers canceled the Olympics, and its future is still uncertain. Kim said that he is keeping tabs on his players the best he can.
Also, Kim said that the senior squad has the advantage when it comes to talent. However, his team would still play the matches the best they can.