When asked about Klinsmann’s work attitude, he said, “We have to focus on Korea” vs. “Everything is about results” vs. “Times have changed.”


The AFC Asian Cup, a cliffhanger match that will determine the supremacy of Asian soccer, will kick off on January 12, 2023 in Qatar, where the joy of advancing to the round of 16 of the 2022 FIFA World Cup remains. The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann, is challenging for the top spot in this competition, and many fans are looking forward to the Asian Cup in Qatar, hoping that the Taegeuk Warriors will rise to the top in Asia for the first time in 63 years.

This wish is also the same for other Asian countries participating in this competition. Not only countries aiming for the top like Korea, but also underdogs who are considered so-called ‘underdogs’ are hoping that the status of their country’s soccer will be raised in the Asian Cup. In addition, with a large number of superstar players who were not easily seen in the Asian soccer world in the past, the tournament is expected to be more fun than ever.

Accordingly, <Best Eleven> listened directly to the prospects and expectations of the tournament from reporters from major Asian countries who met while staying in Doha, Qatar, from the 7th to the 11th. In addition, we also asked about Director Klinsmann’s working methods. The Asian Cup, viewed from a different perspective than ours, provides new fun.

A total of four questions were asked to seven professional soccer reporters, all of whom are recognized in their respective countries. We deliver their honest answers to Korean soccer fans. This would be quite an interesting reaction given that it is a different perspective from ours. And I would like to express my gratitude to the Asian soccer reporters who responded without hesitation. The fourth and final question is the controversy over coach Jürgen Klinsmann’s work attitude, which is the biggest issue in the Korean soccer world. How do other countries view it?

The prevailing view is that we should focus on Korea, and there is also an opinion that times have changed.

Nobuhiro Chiba, Japanese Nikan Sports Reporter, said,

“For the national team coach, the best option is to live in that country. If Korea has many European players like Japan, a European branch office should be established. I think it would be a good idea to reside there permanently, but if domestic players are also considered important, they should stay in Korea. Moreover, being in Los Angeles can be seen as meaningless. If they do not produce good results, it would be a good idea to fire them quickly. “I think it’s a decision.”

Takashi Kanagawa, Sports Hochi Reporter, Japan

“Korean soccer fans are well aware, but in the past, Japan also had many foreign coaches. The foreign coaches who took charge of Japan spent time in Japan and showed respect for our culture. That’s why Japanese fans also like foreign coaches. “I welcomed it a lot. As much as I have had this experience, looking at Coach Klinsmann’s actions now, I think he lacks respect for Korea.”

Shu Zhihao, Chinese Migu TV reporter

: “It’s my personal opinion, but it may be true that Coach Klinsmann doesn’t want to spend a lot of time in Asia. But at this point, I don’t think his actions will affect the result. The 2023 AFC Asian Cup is “We will determine whether Korea’s decision to select Coach Klinsmann was the right decision. If Korea gets good results, Coach Klinsmann’s attitude may not be such an important factor.”

Mohanmadi Misagi, IRIB TV3 reporter, Iran

“Iran has fond memories of Coach Klinsmann. When he faced Germany at the 1998 FIFA World Cup in France, he conceded a goal to Coach Klinsmann and lost the game. He later became the German coach and left a new model in the German soccer world. In any case, Coach Klinsmann’s selection of Korea as the next team was shocking news to Iran. There is a reason for this.”

“Korea has good memories with coach Paulo Bento, who has a lot of experience. I don’t know if Coach Klinsmann is still working as a TV panelist, but now that he has become the Korean coach, he should stay in Korea as the national team coach and focus on his team. . Korea has talented players who have gained very good experience in the World Cup, Asian Cup, Asian Games and Europe. Given these players, we need a coach who focuses 100% on the team.”

Sharafina Nazrom, Malaysian Astro Arena TV reporter

“I think the Korean national soccer team already has its own character and name value in the world soccer world. In this respect, I think Coach Klinsmann’s attitude may not be up to Korea’s level. “In general, German people have a really different attitude from Asian people.”

Raoul Bali, Goal.com India reporter

, “I don’t think there is anything to worry about as Korean players are being looked at in Europe and Korea. It doesn’t matter what they do or where they are. The world has changed and we have to accept this now. Korea Football Association “If you want to spend time with Coach Klinsmann and the local Korean leaders, I’m sure Coach Klinsmann will do that. It will be contractually binding.”온라인카지노

Avilas Narafat, Qatar Asian Cup Organizing Committee public relations officer and former ESPN reporter,

“To be purely personal, Coach Klinsmann should spend more time in Korea. Korea is not just a European team. There are players playing in the K-League as well. . If I were coach Klinsmann, I wouldn’t rely entirely on the feedback the coaches give me. On the contrary, there are more situations I would have to check myself. For example, you can’t see a striker making a move to jump into a position to score a goal on TV. After all, “You have to see it on site.”

“No matter where he works, he will have to produce good results. Once he wins, whatever his actions are, Coach Klinsmann is right. However, I would like to say that the K-League is also important. Personally, I remember the miracle of Kazan and the moment when Korea defeated Portugal. I was there at the scene. When we won the game against Germany, there were very few European players. From this perspective, the K-League is a very important league for the Korean national soccer team. I don’t know if Coach Klinsmann is getting good advice from the coaches, but I hope so. .Please do the right thing.”

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