The head coach of the Tunisian national soccer team, ranked 29th in the world, compared Korea (26th) and Japan (19th), which they faced in two consecutive away evaluation matches.
Tunisia lost 4-0 to Korea on October 13. They also bowed to Japan on the 17th with a score of 0-2. This is the second loss in a row in an A match for the second time in the 2020s.
According to the Japanese newspaper ‘Sports Hochi’, Tunisia national team coach Jalel Kadri (52) said, “The common advantage of both Korea and Japan is that they attack very quickly. He praised them both, saying, “They also have tactical capabilities.”
Tunisia is enjoying its second heyday by successively passing the 2018 and 2022 World Cup qualifiers since 1998-2006, when it successfully advanced to the FIFA World Cup finals three times in a row.
Coach Jalel Kadri said, “The two countries are tied together in ‘Asian football.’ “I didn’t feel a big difference,” he said, but added, “Korea has excellent strength in one-on-one situations. Good personal marks can also be viewed from the same perspective. “Japan’s difference is that its technology is superior,” he said in a comparative analysis.
Tunisia allowed Korea to break through 9 times. In situations where no one had the ball, they had a hard time in 1:1 matches, losing possession 42 times. This is in contrast to the game against Japan where dribbling defense failed twice and the competition was inferior only 27 times.
On the other hand, in a home friendly match against Tunisia, Japan recorded 60% possession, 88% passing accuracy, and 22 effective long balls with a distance of 22.86m or more, with a success rate of 58%. In the match against Tunisia, Korea had 55% possession rate, 83% passing accuracy, and 26 effective long balls with a success rate of 49%.
Coach Jalel Kadri said, “It was difficult to send the ball forward due to the opponent’s attack power. He also played great defense. Tunisia also tried to score, but they did not give them any space,” he said, summarizing the 0-2 defeat against Japan.짱구카지노
Takefusa Kubo (22, Sociedad), who received the Spanish La Liga (1st division) Player of the Month award in September 2023, contributed to Japan’s victory by assisting an additional goal in the friendly match against Tunisia.
Coach Jalel Kadri said, “He was a Japanese player who was especially threatening to Tunisia. He has a high technical level and plays very cleverly and smartly. “Soccer is also a sport where intelligence is important, and (in this respect) he is excellent,” he said, praising Takefusa Kubo.