“I prefer to win 4-3 rather than 1-0. The goal is to win the Asian Cup and reach the semifinals of the World Cup.”
Jurgen Klinsmann (59, Germany), the new national soccer team coach, said at a press conference held at the NFC (National Team Training Center) in Paju on the 9th. Coach Klinsman kept a smile throughout the interview that lasted about an hour, but was calm and confident when revealing his goals for the Asian Cup and World Cup.
Coach Klinsmann, who has the highest reputation among the Korean national soccer team’s coaches, was a striker representing Germany when he was a player. After his retirement, he took the helm of the German soccer team and led the 2006 World Cup in Germany to third place and the US soccer team to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Unlike his achievements, it is true that there were many question marks on the credibility of director Klinsman. Director Klinsman also promised to clarify and explain controversial issues such as ‘telecommuting’, ‘SNS resignation’ and ‘career break’ at a press conference that day, as if trying to erase the question mark caused by his past career.
Coach Klinsman said, “As a coach, I live in Korea, of course.” “Where there are players, there must be coaches.”
In 2019, he admitted wrongdoing about the process of resigning as manager of Hertha Berlin (Germany). When it was less than 100 days after his inauguration, he conveyed his intention to resign through personal SNS without consulting the club, and for hearing criticism of “irresponsible”, he said, “I think I made a mistake too. It will never happen again,” he said.
To the point that he had a long hiatus as a coach, he replied, “During the hiatus, I studied business administration and worked in soccer, such as working in a technology research group,” but there are still many question marks hanging over coach Klinsman. 안전놀이터
Even when Paulo Bento was appointed as the former national team coach in 2018, there was a question mark, but at that time, Kim Pan-gon, the national team selection committee, revealed Bento’s soccer philosophy and expertise in detail, and gained trust by explaining in detail that he had met the seniority criteria. Coach Bento also stayed in Korea and traveled to the K-League site, observing and discovering players in person, and achieved the feat of reaching the World Cup round of 16.