Jürgen Klinsmann, head coach of the South Korean national football team, will be speaking to the media. It will be interesting to see what Klinsmann,토토사이트 who has been controversially criticised for his poor results and frequent overseas trips since taking charge of the national team, has to say.
The Korea Football Association announced that Klinsmann will hold an online chat with the domestic media on the 17th and 18th. Unlike former coach Paulo Bento, Klinsmann has a tendency to actively communicate and resolve issues when they arise. This meeting also seems to be a will to resolve the issue through dialogue as the negative evaluation of Klinsmann continued.
First of all, Klinsmann has been controversial for his frequent overseas trips. During his time as head coach of the German national football team, Klinsmann was criticised for working from home in California, where he has family. At the time of his appointment to the national team, Klinsmann was relaxed about the issue, saying, “It’s right for me to be here,” and “I’ve lived in Italy, France, and the United States because of my football career, and now I’m lucky enough to be here in Korea.”
However, Klinsmann hasn’t been in Korea for long. After making his national team debut in March, Klinsmann travelled to the United States to check on the European campaign and returned to Korea just over a month later. After flying to Qatar for the Asian Cup group draw on 7 May, Klinsmann headed straight back to the US and didn’t return until June.
After the A-match in June, Klinsmann took a month-long leave of absence, returning on 24 July, before leaving again on 1 August. In the meantime, the draw for the second Asian qualifying round for the 2026 World Cup was made. However, Klinsmann did not take a position on the matter. At the meeting, Klinsmann is expected to clarify his position on his frequent overseas trips.
Klinsmann will begin his duties on 12 December when he watches the opening match of the 2023-2024 English Premier League (EPL) season between Brentford and Tottenham. At that time, Klinsmann will check the fitness of Son Heung-min (Tottenham). Brentford also have defender Kim Ji-Soo, a former U-20 World Cup defender who joined from K League 2 side Seongnam FC. Klinsmann will also check on the form of Cho Kyu-sung (Mitwillan), as well as Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) and Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich).
The question of performance is also expected to be answered. The national team is yet to win a game since Klinsmann took over. On his debut, they drew 2-2 with Colombia in a friendly and lost 1-2 to Uruguay. In June, they lost 0-1 to Peru in an exhibition match and were held to a 1-1 draw by El Salvador. The results were not good enough for Klinsmann, who had set targets of winning the Asian Cup and finishing in the top four at the World Cup.
Klinsmann is desperate for a win in September’s A match. Klinsmann will fly to Wales immediately after reviewing the Europeans. The national team will play a trial against Wales here. Afterwards, the team will play another A-match against Saudi Arabia, although the date has not been finalised.