How long will the KFA pay to watch Klinsmann ‘play legend’?
It’s a “new world,” but the Korean Football Association (KFA) has been virtually silent. Despite numerous warnings, it has not acted.
Jürgen Klinsmann’s ‘legendary play’ is beyond common sense. Even before the game, he unabashedly bragged about asking Wales captain Aaron Ramsey (Cardiff City) for a jersey for his son. At least there’s a certain amount of ‘decency’ in being a manager. Europe is no different. If anything, it’s more conservative.
What’s even more surprising. It’s the A-match period. He is eating the rust of Korean soccer. The A-match period is a time when you have to give your all to the national team. However, Klinsmann also tried to have an affair during this time. On Oct. 10, he was torn between playing in a charity match between Bayern Munich and Chelsea.
His name was on the roster for the game. In the end, he didn’t show up, but he insisted like a child until the last minute, saying, “It’s a charity game, so why not?
It was way out of line. He completely forgot his duty. If he was a domestic coach, he would already be ‘suspended’. The KFA probably wouldn’t have let him get away with it. But he still doesn’t recognize the seriousness of the situation.
The harms of ‘working from home’ are already showing up everywhere. National teams are short on breath. Players can only be called up at times set by the International Football Federation (FIFA). This year, it’s March, June, September, October, and November. So it’s tough. You also need patience. To get the best synergy in a short period of time, you need to know your players and have all your plans in place.
But there are also players who are picked without seeing them in person. You’ve only seen them in one or two games, and when you try to use them in the national team, they don’t fit. If you put a central player on the flanks, a defender on the attack, or a player who isn’t even good enough to play for his club, you’re bound to get colorless results. On the field, his struggles are not evident at all.
The three draws and two defeats since Klinsmann took over are no coincidence, and there are concerns that he is using the vacancy as a de facto ‘vacation’. Hence the controversy over the unfulfilled promise of an ‘in-country presence’.
A bigger problem than Klinsmann is the KFA. National Strength and Conditioning Commissioner Michael Mueller, who is supposed to be clearing the traffic in practice, is not well known. There is also a lack of communication with Klinsmann.
Klinsmann met with Sports Chosun in London, England, on Tuesday. He said that no one had ever told him that about the Korean Sangju. He had hoped to talk to K League coaches, but it didn’t happen. He said he didn’t even know about the ‘military service obligation’ when he was recruited by the Hangzhou Asian Games team.
He said his job is 90% KFA and 10% other work. He casually explained that his bi-weekly interviews with American media outlet ESPN, FIFA and UEFA were his commitments. It’s unclear how the KFA could have signed Klinsmann.
At this rate, “Klinsmann’s time” will not be long. The same goes for the KFA’s current administration, which has abandoned its duties. It’s time to set the right direction. I would like to ask the KFA if they will continue to pay Klinsmann a salary of nearly 2 billion won (US$1.2 million). 바카라사이트
Japan, the ‘eternal rival’, scored four goals against Germany, the ‘tank army’, on enemy soil and won 4-1. It’s a shocker for Korean soccer. Japan has been systematically developing its national team with the long-term vision of homegrown coach Hajime Moriyasu as the main pillar. As the World Cup in Qatar showed, the goal of reaching the top four in 2030 and winning the World Cup in 2050 is not an illusion.
South Korean soccer, on the other hand, is a different story. KFA President Chung Mong-kyu, who selected Klinsmann, has the answer.