There is a lesson that Korean national team coach Jürgen Klinsmann should take into account.
This is the worst start. Since taking office as head coach of the Korean national soccer team, Coach Klinsmann has recorded 3 draws and 2 losses, and has not yet achieved a single win. Criticism toward Director Klinsmann has intensified, and now even foreign media outlets are discussing his dismissal.
What’s even more unfortunate is that this situation isn’t surprising. Looking at what Coach Klinsmann has shown so far, this result was expected. There is no normal ‘process’ whatsoever.
Every soccer fan is already aware of the ‘working from home’ controversy. Director Klinsmann’s position is that there is no problem. “There is an exaggerated aspect. The teaching method has changed from before. “Even if he is abroad, he conducts his work through constant contact,” he defended himself. It is a statement that cannot erase doubts about the ‘responsibility’ he must have as the national team coach.
The Korean national team coach’s repeated living abroad led to an unprecedented incident. Director Klinsmann conducted an interview with Korean media via Zoom at his home in Los Angeles last August. It is an absurd non-face-to-face meeting. In addition, the call for the A-match this September was also announced as a ‘press release’. He could not directly hear Coach Klinsmann’s voice regarding player selection. It is a series of incomprehensible behaviors.
The same goes for the recent changes in the national team’s coaching staff. Coach Michael Kim, who had been the only coach since the time of coach Paulo Bento, left the national team ahead of the September international match. And Advisor Cha Doo-ri took that position. It is known that Coach Klinsmann requested Coach Michael Kim to change his position to ‘scout’, and Coach Michael Kim did not accept the request.안전놀이터
A scout is a position that is not easily found in the national team. Rather, it is more suitable for professional clubs where recruiting players is important. For the national team, it is important to select appropriate players to compete in national competitions, and that task can be done by managers and coaches.
While Coach Michael Kim focused on training and identifying K-League players, Coach Klinsmann limited his role to ‘scout’. Question marks continued as to whether this was a move to bring in advisor Cha Du-ri, who had been wanted for a long time, to the coaching staff, and confusion in the national team continued.
Is it possible to have a good game and win in this situation? Everyone knows that you can’t get a good score on a test without studying.
After a 0-0 draw with Wales, Coach Klinsmann said, “It was a good game to test us. “We are currently in the midst of a generational change and the staff is constantly thinking about the style of soccer,” he said, taking a defensive stance.
The process does not betray the result.
Director Klinsmann must also clearly understand this. Coach Klinsmann is clearly not following normal procedures, and this has been proven by history as the ‘foreign coach with the longest game winless record for the national soccer team’.
We confirmed the meaning of the right process at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. The ‘active soccer’ pursued by Coach Bento has always been questioned. There were many moments when performance was poor, and there were also many negative opinions about competitiveness in an international competition such as the World Cup. Of course, there was controversy over player selection.
But Coach Bento was not shaken. In the national team, the manager, coaching staff, and players all believed in the time and process they put in, and as a result, achieved the result of reaching the round of 16 of the World Cup. Although there are always difficulties, I was able to learn the lesson that ‘direction’ is important.
However, in this situation, Coach Klinsmann is calling for winning the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup to be held in Qatar in January next year. well.