If Korea and Japan play twice a year… how about setting up a European office?” Director Klinsmann’s suggestions

Jürgen Klinsmann, coach of the Korean men’s national soccer team, presented several ideas regarding the management of the national team.

On the morning of the 9th, Coach Klinsmann’s October A-match media meeting was held. The Korean men’s soccer team, which was convened at the Paju National Football Training Center (NFC) on the afternoon of the same day, will face Tunisia at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 13th and Vietnam at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 17th.

At a media conference that replaced the press conference announcing the roster and the convened interview, Coach Klinsmann answered questions about the background and management plan for the October A-match roster, frequent overseas business trips, and criticism that he was neglecting the K-League. And during the response process, he suggested some ideas.

Whenever it was pointed out that there were many overseas schedules, such as inspections of European teams, Coach Klinsmann consistently emphasized that ‘the national team coach must perform his duties on the international stage.’ At this media conference, he once again explained his philosophy by comparing it to the K League manager. “The national team has to play international matches. It is very different from when I coach a club team. Internationally, I have to see how the opposing countries prepare and play, and how the key players of the competing countries perform,” he said. “If I were a K-League coach, I would look at Gwangju FC, Pohang Steelers, and K-League 2’s Busan I’Park to think about how to form a team, but the national team coach is different,” he said.

Furthermore, it was proposed to establish a local office to support the European faction. “Establishing an office in Europe or London could also be an idea. Through the office, we can easily observe and work with European players, including Oh Hyun-gyu, Yang Hyun-jun and Kwon Hyuk-gyu playing in Scotland, or Son Heung-min in London,” he added.토토사이트

This is something that Director Klinsmann consistently mentions through press conferences and media meetings. Japan, where many players have recently advanced to Europe, is already implementing a similar policy. Japan opened a local office in Dusseldorf, Germany in 2020 to manage and support European groups.

When answering a question about Japan’s rival and rival team to win next year’s Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, he expressed his wish to have regular matches between Korea and Japan.

Coach Klinsmann said, “I want to face Japan several times a year. By playing against them directly, we can gauge each other’s skills and check the current situation. Playing against a good team is the best way for a team to develop. Even if we lose. “There will be risks when we lose, but if we only play against weak teams because we are afraid of losing, it is not easy to improve,” he said. “It would be nice if we could play against each other about twice a year after the Asian Cup.”

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