Coach Jurgen Klinsmann achieved his first victory since taking charge of the national soccer team, but doubts about him still remain.
The national soccer team led by Coach Klinsmann defended Cho Kyu-seong’s (Midtjylland) header in the 32nd minute of the first half and won 1-0 in a friendly match against Saudi Arabia held at St. James Park in Newcastle, England on the morning of the 13th (Korean time). .
The national team, which had been undefeated for 5 consecutive games (3 draws, 2 losses) since coach Klinsmann took office in February of this year, finally recorded a victory in 6 games by winning by a goal against Saudi Arabia.
Coach Klinsmann, who had a reputation as a world-class striker during his active career, attracted attention by taking command of the Korean national soccer team last February. However, after his appointment as national team head coach, he attracted even more attention for his incomprehensible behavior.
In particular, he caused controversy over attendance and sabotage due to his frequent outings. In fact, Coach Klinsmann, who was appointed as the national team’s head coach last February, contrary to his statement that he would ‘remain in Korea’, has stayed in Korea for only 67 days so far.
After the game against Wales, he did something incomprehensible to a head coach, such as asking for his opponent’s uniform.
Meanwhile, criticism began to intensify as the national team continued to show poor performance and ended with no wins in five consecutive international matches.
Coach Klinsmann, who ended up leading the national team to two consecutive games in Europe, originally planned to stay in Europe to check on the European players instead of returning home, but quickly withdrew his plan.안전놀이터
In fact, Coach Klinsmann was scheduled to watch the match between Kim Min-jae’s team Bayern Munich and Leverkusen scheduled for the 16th, but he decided to return to Korea on the 14th after a coaching staff meeting. It seems that they were aware of the public criticism against this as the period of stay abroad increased instead of residing in the country.
It is pointed out that although the urgent fire has been put out with the victory against Saudi Arabia, there is still a long way to go. Above all, it was pointed out that Coach Klinsmann’s soccer style was not yet clear, and in the match against Wales, he suffered from the use of positions that did not fit the players’ clothes.
Above all, when Coach Klinsmann took office, he promised attacking soccer, saying, “A 4-3 win is better than a 1-0 win,” but he failed to show that at all in six games.
In fact, Klinsmannho has shown poor scoring ability, scoring 5 goals in 6 games since his launch. His average of scoring per game is less than one goal. Rather, it was the solid defense led by Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) that brought about the first win.
The urgent fire has been extinguished, but if the team does not achieve a refreshing victory in the home warm-up games against Tunisia and Vietnam in October, public opinion toward coach Klinsmann is likely to worsen again.