South Korea’s national soccer team, which is challenging the Asian Football Confederation AFC Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years, is the best ever, but leading sports media predicted that coach Jürgen Klinsmann is a risk factor.
South Korea as the “strongest member” in an article on the 9th, “Is South Korea owned by Son Heung-min… Is Klinsmann the right manager?” and pointed out, “However, Klinsmann’s tactics are incompetent.”
“Son Heung-min scored 12 goals and five assists this season for Tottenham. He is playing the best as a forward striker wearing a captain’s armband. He is definitely the best player in the Asian Cup,” the media said. “Defender Kim Min-jae won the Serie A title and moved to Munich, where he was nominated for the Ballon d’Or. Hwang Hee-chan has 10 goals and three assists in the EPL. Lee Kang-in has established himself as a starting member of Paris Saint-Germain,” praising the Korean team.
“He was fired after less than a season at Bayern Munich. At the time, a Munich player pointed out that he was tactically incompetent,” he said. “As the coach of the U.S. national team, I took off my clothes after losing 0-4 to Costa Rica and failing to advance to the World Cup finals. I was also fired after 76 days at Hertha Berlin Germany in 2019, when I was in charge of the Korean national team.”
The media also mentioned the controversy over director Klinsmann’s telecommuting. “Unlike his promise to move to Korea, he spent a lot of time at home in California after taking office. The Korean media also compared his time living in Korea to the U.S.,” he added.
ESPN expressed skepticism over the coach’s performance at the upcoming Asian Cup. “Korea was eliminated after losing to Qatar in the quarterfinals of the 2019 tournament. Korea will meet Iran, a powerhouse, in the quarterfinals. It is questionable whether Clinton will bring about a different outcome,” ESPN said. “The simplest way for Clinton to avoid controversy is to end the drought of victory. If Korean soccer has talent, it can be achieved. However, given the history of Korean soccer, it is not as easy as it sounds.” 토토사이트