Coach Jürgen Klinsmann quickly changed the schedule.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) said on the 13th, “The Korean national soccer team is scheduled to return to Korea through Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 on flight KE908 (London, England → Incheon, Korea) at 15:55 on the 14th. Coach Klinsmann will conduct an announcement at the arrival hall. “An interview is scheduled,” the official announced.
Initially, it was reported that Coach Klinsmann would go to Germany after completing the international match to check on Kim Min-jae, who is playing for Bayern Munich. This time, it seemed like remote work would take place again, but the schedule had changed. 카지노According to KFA, Coach Klinsmann decided at a coaching staff meeting to first proceed with ‘confirmation of K-League players’ instead of ‘visiting European clubs, meeting with officials, and on-site analysis’.
The change in schedule is surprising. Coach Klinsmann promised to reside in Korea permanently after his appointment, but that was not the case at all. Rather, the time away from the table was much longer due to UEFA advisory committee, global media ‘ESPN’ panel, and other personal schedules.
The performance was also miserable. Last year, Korea confirmed its potential by advancing to the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar. However, Director Klinsmann failed to leave a significant impact in Korea, where the golden generation was born. Last March, they bowed to South American heavyweight Colombia (2-2 draw) and powerhouse Uruguay (1-2 loss). In June, they had poor performances against Peru (0-1 loss) and El Salvador (1-1 draw), which were considered to be one level below the other. This September, he recorded his first victory by drawing with Wales (0-0 draw) and eventually defeating Saudi Arabia (1-0 win).
However, the gaze toward Klinsmann is still stinging. Is it because they are conscious of public opinion? In the end, he decided to come to Korea and check out domestic players first. It will be an important time to increase understanding of the K Leaguer, who has been consistently criticized since his appointment to the national team.
The opening of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup is just around the corner. After winning the 1956 Asian Cup and the 1960 Asian Cup, Korea has not been crowned champion for 64 years. This time is truly the right time. Captain Son Heung-min, who was reborn as the captain of this season’s Premier League (PL) BIG6 Tottenham Hootspur, is led by center back Kim Min-jae, who was acquired by mega club Bayern Munich by paying a buyout. In addition, the number of Korean leaguers playing in Europe, such as Lee Kang-in, Hwang Hee-chan, Lee Jae-seong, Hwang In-beom, Cho Kyu-seong, Oh Hyun-gyu, Hong Hyun-seok, Yang Hyun-jun, and Kim Ji-soo, is ‘all-time high’.
Klinsmann took his first step forward with a victory over Saudi Arabia. The Taegeuk Warriors will return to their respective teams and then gather again for the international match in October. Korea will face off against Tunisia and Vietnam.