Jürgen Klinsmann failed to pick up his first win as head coach of the South Korean national soccer team in September’s A-Match, and it has been revealed that he is trying to get a jersey for his son regardless of the outcome of the match.
The national team played a goalless friendly against Wales at the Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, England, on Aug. 8 (KST).
Klinsmann’s winless streak stretches to five games, following two draws in four previous A matches between March and June. He broke his own record for the longest winless streak by a foreign coach on debut.
In addition to the result, the performance was disappointing. Despite sending out key players like Son Heung-min, Kim Min-jae, and Lee Jae-sung, as well as Jo Kyu-sung and Hong Hyun-seok, who have been performing well for their respective clubs, to face the Welsh at full strength, the South Korean offense was severely lackluster, with only four shots on goal in the entire 90 minutes, with Son Heung-min’s one shot on goal being the only shot on target in the entire match.
There were times when the team looked like they hadn’t quite figured out who they wanted to play, such as when they dropped Hong Hyun-seok, who looked good in the center, to the flanks and started Hwang In-beom, who hadn’t played much due to a conflict with his club. The team was also criticized for playing colorless football, as it still had no clear tactical colors.
There were also strong comparisons to the tactics of Paulo Bento’s time at the helm, which involved passing from the back against lower-ranked teams to keep the ball in possession and create pressure on the opposition. There is a difference between Vento and Klinsmann, who would draw out the opposition even if they dropped deep and create shooting chances with quick transitions, while implementing detailed link-up play between the wingers and fullbacks. Moreover, the team’s performance against Colombia and Uruguay in the March A match was even worse than the one against Colombia, so the fans who watched the match were even more disappointed.
In the meantime, despite the disappointing performance, Klinsmann exchanged jerseys for his son, which was reported by Welsh media. The negative sentiment toward Klinsmann among Korean fans is likely to grow.
“BBC Wales,” the Welsh version of the British public broadcaster BBC, reported on Klinsmann’s post-match behavior against Wales, stating on its official social media that “Klinsmann has a huge gift for his son” on the 8th.
According to the report, when asked in a post-match interview if he saw Ramsey trying to exchange jerseys with him after the game, Klinsmann said, “My son plays goalkeeper for the LA Galaxy. He texted me last afternoon and said, ‘Can you get me a Ramsey jersey,'” Klinsmann said, adding that he was doing the jersey swap for his son.
It’s a perfectly reasonable thing to do for your son, but it’s not easy to understand given the team’s recent performances and results. Furthermore, the fact that he walked into the locker room after the game and, unsolicited, approached Ramsey and asked for his jersey while the rest of the Korean team was still reeling from the disappointment of the game was enough to frustrate fans.
It also coincides with his recent controversial work-from-home behavior, and is likely to leave fans questioning whether he is focused on his work with the Korean national team.
Fans’ anger at Klinsmann reached a fever pitch when he began traveling abroad and working from home instead of adhering to the “residency in Korea” that was a condition of his appointment. The K League was left to advisor Cha Doo-ri and coach Michael Kim to observe, while Klinsmann worked with the national team in Europe and the United States.
During his time in the U.S., Klinsmann appeared as a panelist on soccer programs for global sports outlet ESPN and Spanish publication AS, analyzing and evaluating Premier League teams, including Tottenham Hotspur, and assessing trends in Harry Kane and Lionel Messi. He drew criticism for even predicting some matches to be won and lost, an unlikely move for a coach of the South Korean national team that reached the round of 16 at the World Cup.
The BBC also pointed out the controversy over Klinsmann’s work from home, stating that “it is estimated that Klinsmann has spent just 67 days in South Korea in the last six months of his time with the national team”.카지노사이트
This, coupled with his actions in exchanging jerseys and interviews with the Welsh media, is likely to further frustrate Korean fans.
If Klinsmann fails to win the second September A match against Saudi Arabia at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England, on Sept. 13 at 1:30 a.m., it will be difficult for him to stay with the team until the Asian Cup, which he vowed to win at the pre-match press conference against Wales.