Jürgen Klinsmann has a simple mantra for his South Korean national team ace Son Heung-min. It boils down to one word: overcome.
“South Korea captain Son Heung-min converted a penalty in his country’s 2-2 draw with Jordan on Sunday, but he has yet to make an impact at the Asian Cup,” AFP reported.
South Korea is 1-1 in Group E of the Asian Cup. They play their final group game against Malaysia at 8:30 p.m. on Aug. 25. A win would give them the top spot in Group E.
AFP quoted Klinsmann as saying. He said: “The difficulties Sonny is having in this tournament are normal. He gets special attention. When he gets the ball, there will be two or three people blocking him. ‘Playing in the Premier League, there’s a lot of attention,’ he said, ‘but Sonny knows how to deal with it. He has to find his space and he does. I hope he scores more goals during the tournament.
In short, he emphasizes that Son Heung-min must overcome himself. Of course, this is necessary, but he doesn”t mention anything about changing the team system or supporting the team system.
As a coach, this is disappointing.
However, Klinsmann has a habit of saying things like this. It”s part of his style.
Even after the shock draw with Jordan, he didn’t offer any alternatives or self-reflection: “It was a good experience,” he said after the game. We expected a difficult match, and we played a difficult match. I was able to learn a lot. It’s important to see how the players react when things don’t go their way. “I was very happy (to equalize in the end),” he said.
A different reaction than expected. Jordan is definitely a step down from Korea, so a draw is a very disappointing result. The performance itself wasn’t great, 바카라사이트 especially with the neutral team colors, tactics, and mercenariness. As a coach, you need to be specific about what went wrong, what you need to fix, and what you need to ask of the core of your team, including Son Heung-min, Lee Kang-in, and Kim Min-jae. However, Klinsmann’s assessment was ‘abstract’, which is why there is a sarcastic phrase among domestic fans that Klinsmann is a ‘give me soccer’ coach.
He had done this many times before.
He is a legend in German soccer, but his coaching career has been a mixed bag. He led Germany to a third-place finish at the 2006 World Cup in Germany and the U.S. national team to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
He took over as Bayern Munich manager in 2008, but it was an abject failure. At the time, Bayern Munich players said that “Klinsmann had nothing but abstract morale-boosting words. His time at Hertha Berlin was also criticized.
Since taking over the reins of the Korean national team, he has been accused of ‘neglecting his duties’ and not being able to make accurate observations about the K League. As a result, he has been criticized for using only the best players from overseas.
In this tournament, Korea has been facing controversy over its top striker due to the poor performance of Cho Kyu-sung. However, Klinsmann doesn’t have a plan B for this.
South Korea has been hailed as the strongest squad in the tournament.
Tottenham’s Son Heung-min, Bayern Munich’s Kim Min-jae, and PSG’s Lee Kang-in are among the top European players.
However, the squad hasn’t lived up to its name. 토토사이트 Before the final group game against Malaysia, Klinsmann talked about the difficulty of keeping Son Heung-min in check, but he didn’t talk about the system or how to break through. Instead, he talked about Son’s class in the ‘abstract’, saying that it had to be overcome.
South Korea will try to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years. They are still a strong favorite. The odds of reaching the round of 16 are quite high. However, Klinsmann’s abstract “play me soccer” is quite concerning.