ESPN in the U.S. expressed its critical view of Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany) of the Korean national soccer team, which is challenging the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years.
ESPN introduced the controversy surrounding Coach Klinsmann in an article titled “Korea that owns Son Heung-min… Is Klinsmann the right coach?” ESPN reported that Coach Klinsmann was dismissed in less than a season after he played for Bayern Munich. “Philippe Lam, who was the main defender at the time, later said that Coach Klinsmann was tactically incompetent.” In addition, he focused on his failures as the head coach of the U.S. national team. Notably, he left the team after losing 0-4 to Costa Rica in the final qualifying round for the 2018 Russia World Cup, giving the U.S. a chance to advance to the World Cup finals for the first time in 32 years.랭크카지노주소
ESPN reported that the 76 days he led the German team to Hertha Berlin from late 2019 to 2020 was a disastrous time. German broadcaster Deutsche Welle said that behind the German team’s success, Joachim Löw (not just Klinsmann) demonstrated his real power. Klinsmann led the German team in 2006 and ranked third in the World Cup held in his country. At that time, Klinsmann’s assistant coach was former German national team coach Löw. ESPN pointed out that Klinsmann’s tactics and strategies were criticized in Korea as well. “American soccer fans are familiar with this scene,” adding that he was criticized for failing to keep his promise to move his residence to Korea.”
ESPN predicted that the first Asian Cup that Korea will face off in will be the quarterfinals. Chances are high that the coach will face off against Iran, a powerhouse in the Middle East. “Former coach Paulo Bento led the Taegeuk Warriors to the 2022 Qatar World Cup finals (after being eliminated in the quarterfinals at the Asian Cup) in 2019,” ESPN reported. “I doubt that Clinton will be given this opportunity.”
“Coach Klinsmann has strong squads including Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan. To eliminate such questions, we only need to eliminate (winning) drought. It is a task that can be achieved with the talent that Korean soccer has,” he added.
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