National soccer team coach Jürgen Klinsmann (59, Germany) had a short settlement meeting with the coaching staff and support staff after the two A matches in March. There was one thing that was clearly emphasized here. “There can be no beautiful and good defeat.” It was a declaration of farewell to the so-called “I lost” (I lost but fought well).
Korea recorded 1 draw and 1 loss in the 2 evaluation matches in March against Colombia and Uruguay in turn. At the closing press conference, coach Klinsman said, “I was looking forward to the future more as I saw the players yearning for development during the 10-day call-up period. He looked back, saying, “I don’t feel good with the loss, but the national team’s performance was good.”
Even though the Korea Football Association’s sudden pardon for 100 soccer players poured cold water on it, it was still an extension of the ‘World Cup Festival’ at this time. Korea reached the round of 16 at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, and most of the Taegeuk warriors who performed miracles in Qatar at that time joined the ‘1st Klins Manho’.
In the end, looking at it from a cool perspective, Klinsman’s two consecutive matches against South American powerhouses were the debut stage for the Korean command tower, but it could not be a place for himself. Perhaps that’s why coach Klinsman is said to have emphasized at the meeting, “My real soccer will start with the A-match series in June.” 메이저놀이터
Korea is scheduled to face off against Peru (June 16) and El Salvador (June 20, location undecided) in Korea, and coach Klinsman is trying to thoroughly prepare from player observation, selection, training, game preparation and actual match. . He is full of will to run the team according to the direction and framework he wants. This is the reason why I went straight to Jeonju on the 26th after returning from a business trip to Europe and watched the K-League 1 Round 9 match between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Daejeon Hana Citizen.
In addition, the ‘Klinsman Division’ plans to instill a solid and unwavering winning mentality in the players. Coach Klinsman, who watched the Qatar World Cup on-site as a member of the FIFA Technical Research Group (TSG), told the national team support staff, “Looking at the Korea-Brazil round of 16 match, I felt satisfied even when we were far behind. However, Brazil advanced to the quarterfinals. No one remembers second place.”
Coach Klinsman’s primary goal in preparing for the World Cup finals to be held in three North and Central American countries (Canada, the United States, and Mexico) three years later is focused on the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, which will be held in Qatar in January and February next year. Of course, the goal of winning remains unchanged. “Somehow we get the Asian Cup title. Coach Klinsman’s message is that you have to run for the championship, not for the finals.