Klinsmann aware of ‘criticism’…plans to overhaul K League first, not stay in Europe

Reporter Kang Dong-hoon = Jürgen Klinsmann, the head coach of the German national soccer team, was initially scheduled to stay in Europe to inspect the European squad, but he changed his plans and will return home with the domestic players. He will stay in Korea for the time being and continue his schedule of inspecting K League players.

The Korea Football Association (KFA) said on the afternoon of the 13th, “The national team will return home via Incheon International Airport Terminal 2 on Flight KE908 at 3:55 p.m. on the 14th,” adding, “Coach Klinsmann will also return with the team, and a media interview will be held at the departure hall on the same day.”

Initially, Klinsmann had planned to remain in Europe after completing the A-match exhibition (Wales-Saudi Arabia) in September. He was scheduled to fly to Munich, Germany, this week to watch Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) play, meet with officials, and conduct an on-site analysis with the coaching staff before returning home.

However, Klinsmann changed the schedule to start checking the K League players before announcing the final roster for the October A match (Tunisia-Vietnam) through a coaching staff meeting, so he will return home through Incheon International Airport with the domestic players.

Some have interpreted Klinsmann’s sudden change of schedule as public opinion. In particular, after his appointment, he broke his promise to stay in Korea and mainly stayed abroad, and was caught in a controversy over his attendance and travel, and once again revealed his plan to stay abroad instead of returning to Korea.

It is analyzed that Klinsmann changed his planned schedule by returning to Korea to inspect the K League in order to calm public opinion. It will be more than a month since he returned home. He had been abroad since early August, when he left the country for a charity event and a European inspection before taking office.안전놀이터

Meanwhile, Klinsmann’s team won a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England, on Sept. 13, thanks to an early goal from Cho Kyu-sung (Meatwillan).

The victory was Klinsmann’s first win in six matches since taking over, breaking a winless streak. He also halted the longest winless streak by a foreign coach in history at five matches (3 draws and 2 losses). The national team closed the gap on Saudi Arabia’s all-time head-to-head record, which now stands at 17-5-1, with seven wins, seven draws and six losses.

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