“Experienced and felt trust in the explanation. I’m keeping a good eye on the latest trends.”
This is what Chung Mong-kyu, president of the Korea Football Association, said two days after the announcement of the appointment of Jurgen Klinsmann as the head coach of the South Korean national soccer team on March 1 last year. It was interpreted as a statement influenced by Klinsmann’s observation of the game on the World Cup stage while serving as a member of the FIFA Technical Research Group (TSG) during the 2022 FIFA Qatar World Cup.
Coincidentally, Klinsmann also confessed that he watched all Korean games as a member of TSG. Afterwards, he apparently ran to Chairman Chung Mong-gyu and made a de facto objection that he wanted to take charge of the national team.
Coach Klinsmann had a leadership vacuum of about three years at the time. He took over Hertha Berlin, Germany, in November 2019 and took charge of it for about three months until February 2020.
Except for Herta Berlin, the U.S. national soccer team, where he lives, was abandoned in November 2016 due to poor performance, which means that there is a gap of six years. Although he has little experience as a leader recently, he has held the baton of Germany, the U.S. national team, and Bayern Munich in the past, and knows the latest trends with World Cup TSG, so it is considered that Chairman Chung expected that a combination of the two experiences would help upgrade the Korean national team.
In addition, Klinsmann’s strength was his leadership that dominated key European players as he was a world-class striker.
However, TSG is merely an analyst who analyzes soccer. In long term, it can be regarded as a “trainer.” According to the soccer community, Chung’s tenacity and intuition played a major role in the appointment of Klinsmann as a national team coach, which has been a setback in the preparation process over the past year, as well as the contents and results of the Asian Cup.
Klinsmann is outspoken. Sometimes he is sincere, sometimes logical, and sometimes sharp. 라바카지노도메인
He said this at an online press conference in August. “Because we are playing in a tight race in the middle of the field, the number of shooting attempts at 20m and 25m has decreased, and the score is not good,” he said at an online press conference in August. “Scoring is also on the decline in set piece situations.”
It meant that there were fewer goals in mid-range shots and set pieces, and more field goals were created through players’ breathing. From the listener’s point of view, it deserves applause in that it summarized the recent changes simply.
The problem is that his analysis does not work at all on the actual battlefield.