Overcoming public opinion and taking over as the national team commander, the result
of recording 1 draw and 1 loss in the 2 matches played last month is disappointing , but the content is evaluated as ‘satisfactory ‘
. The Korean national soccer team, which
shines in the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, has taken the first step toward a higher dream. The national team, which has been greeted with a new command tower, will challenge to win the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, which has not been experienced since 1960, and to the semifinals of the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America.
Head coach Jürgen Klinsmann (59), who took over the helm, declared that he would play hot football by scoring 4 goals if he scored 3 goals. Coach Klinsman met with Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who is active in the English Premier League (EPL), as well as Kim Min-jae (Napoli), who was mentally shaken, and consulted with them, and then started to color himself in earnest.
◆Who is coach Klinsmann Coach
Klinsmann, who made his professional debut in 1981, was a striker representing Germany, the Panzer Corps. He played 108 matches for West Germany and the German national team, scoring 47 goals. His two goals against his national team at the 1994 World Cup in the United States are also familiar to fans.
Klinsmann began his career as a coach in 2004 when he took charge of the German national team. He then led Germany to runners-up at Euro 2004, and finished third at home in the 2006 World Cup. In 2008, he was appointed head coach of Bayern Munich in the German Bundesliga, but was fired after 10 months. He coached the U.S. national team in 2011 and led the U.S. to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup.
After that, he seems to be doing more than ball. Coach Klinsman was also sacked as the United States was pushed to the bottom of the 2018 World Cup North and Central America qualifiers. In 2019, he was appointed head coach of Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga, but there was also controversy when he unilaterally notified his resignation through his Facebook page.
Afterwards, when the story of appointing coach Klinsman, who had a vacancy, as the national team coach came out, opposition was poured out. Overseas media ridiculed that ‘the Korea Football Association must first install the Facebook app’, and criticism that they brought in a manager who had been absent for three years continued.
However, some experts also sent their faith. Colin Bell, coach of the women’s national soccer team, said in an interview with Segye Ilbo, “Coach Klinsmann led the German national team and caused a great change in the German soccer world, and I witnessed the change myself.” cheered.
◆How was Klins Mann’s first game?
Coach Klinsman made his first national team centered on players who participated in the World Cup. Coach Klinsman led them to play his first game against Colombia on the 24th of last month, and against Uruguay on the 28th. The result was unsatisfactory with 1 draw and 1 loss. It is all the more so considering that Colombia and Uruguay did not play as elite members and that the match was played at home. However, it is definitely different from former coach Paulo Bento, and the content of the game is evaluated to be satisfactory enough.
Former coach Bento played stable football through rear build-up. It was a tactic of advancing step by step with short passes. On the other hand, coach Klinsmann played fast and dynamic football. He used long passes to put pressure on his opponents. If former coach Bento made the players adapt to the system, coach Klinsman came up with a strategy that fully demonstrates the individual abilities of the players. A typical example is that he reduced the burden on defense while granting Son Heung-min a “free role” to allow him to work freely. Son Heung-min, who won the free-roll, lived up to his name by scoring two goals against Colombia.
The part that needs to be supplemented is stamina. As the game was played with long passes with a low attack success rate, the number of activities increased due to frequent and rapid switching between offense and defense, and eventually the physical burden of the players increased. In order to play the football coach Klinsman wants, it seems that players need to strengthen their physical training. In addition, since the offense is the center, the evaluation that the defense is lacking follows.
Commentator Han Jun-hee said, “We have an effective attack because we properly understand how to use Son Heung-min, our most powerful weapon.” If you add it, it can be upgraded further.”
◆Klins Manho’s report card
Coach Klinsman set out to reproduce the legend of the World Cup semifinals as the final goal. Goals seem lofty, but dreams should be big. At the last World Cup, the national team played as if they were satisfied with the round of 16. Just like the fans singing ‘I’m happy’ when the professional baseball Hanhwa scored 1 point, they were unilaterally defeated by Brazil, and then scored a goal and the national team showed a satisfied expression. As the national team has players who perform well in the world’s best league, it is necessary to set the goal higher. Coach Klinsman seemed to be aware of this as well, presenting a goal beyond the round of 16 in the World Cup.
The evaluation of national team coaches is based on World Cup results. In fact, the coach with the highest winning rate among the leaders who led the national team after the introduction of the full-time manager system is former coach Uli Stielike, but he is not highly evaluated. Former coach Stielike boasts a 69% win rate with 27 wins, 5 draws and 7 losses, but he was sacked without fulfilling his tenure.
Conversely, former coach Guus Hiddink,안전놀이터 who is considered the best coach ever, led the national team to 14 wins, 13 draws and 12 losses. His win rate is 35%, the third lowest among former coaches after former coaches Hong Myung-bo and Shin Tae-yong, but he is considered the greatest coach in history by achieving the national team’s World Cup quarterfinal legend.
Can Klinsmann’s dream come true? Attention is focused on the national team’s move.