Anyone trying something new?
It was the first thought that came to mind when Jurgen Klinsmann (59) was selected as the head coach of the Korean national soccer team. For football fans in Germany, his representative football philosophy is imprinted with the words, “I want to improve every player little by little every day.”
There were some negative reviews when he was in charge of Germany (2004-2006) and the US National Team (2011-2016). In Germany, there was talk of emphasizing the physical training method specific to the American football team, and the U.S. national team said that they were trying to combine the boredom of German football.
However, this interpretation is one-sided. Because he is not afraid to always pursue a new method if there is one. If it helps the players even a little, the association or club to which he belongs has boldly adopted a new direction.
I had my doubts at first, but later a lot was established. It is typical to bring an American physical training program that was unfamiliar to Europe while coaching the German national team, and to try ways to improve flexibility, balance, and speed.
Former German national team player Philipp Lahm expressed doubts about Klinsmann’s tactical abilities in his autobiography, but from Klinsmann’s point of view, it can be argued that physical fitness must be fundamental.
Furthermore, coach Klinsman is not a leader who only wants teamwork from players. He is a manager who wants to unite not only the players, but also the coaching staff, association staff, and even the bus drivers and cleaners. If necessary, he also sets up a player’s lounge or study area at the training ground.
The 2006 World Cup in Germany is called a ‘summer fairy tale’, and coach Klinsmann is the one who changed Germany’s image a lot through football. He wanted to be with his fans and communicated well with the association. When people around the world think of Germany, they think of the history of the Nazi era or stubborn Germans who go down to the basement to laugh.
However, the 2006 World Cup in Germany broke many stereotypes. Sincerity and kindness, which were originally considered distant from Germany, were delivered to visitors from all over the world during the World Cup. There was a lot of fun on the streets, and Germany also raised the mood with a third-place finish, and Klinsmann’s role in this change was evident. 위너 토토
As much as the way he works is detailed and innovative, he has many demands on himself and the environment. However, this is an asset that Korean football will use. Coach Klinsman participated in the ‘2023 KFA Leaders Conference’ held in Goyang, Gyeonggi-do on the 15th, and also announced his impressions of watching the tournament as a member of the 2022 Qatar World Cup Technology Research Group. This is a different move from former coach Paulo Bento, who focused only on the national team.