Klinsmann’s ‘Top Class’ new staff joins… Start of preparation for October A match

Klinsmann, who reported his first win in 6 games since his launch, has begun to temper his performance in the two-game international match evaluation match in October. While a positive atmosphere was formed in the national team with the addition of four gold medal winning members of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, the size of Klinsmann’s coaching staff was further expanded with the addition of new staff who had played for a long time in the German Bundesliga.

The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), was convened at the Paju National Football Team Training Center (NFC) at 2 p.m. on the 9th and began training in preparation for the October international match. Of the 24 convened members, 18 joined first, and the remaining 6 are scheduled to join by the 10th due to their team’s schedule.스포츠토토

Captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who usually joined late due to his team’s schedule, returned to Korea the day before and joined early, and the most talked-about member of the day was by far the member of the Hangzhou Asian Games gold medal. Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Ghent), and Seol Young-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), who were members of the Hwang Seon-Hong Tigers, returned home the day before and immediately headed to Paju NFC to prepare for the October international match. In particular, Jung Woo-young, who scored 8 goals and held the title of top scorer, even held up the gold medal in person during his admission process.

In addition, all players playing in the K-League or the Middle East were summoned normally, and Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic), who was originally scheduled to join this afternoon, also quickly entered the team. 18 out of 24 people participated in the training, which started at 4 p.m. Hwang Ui-jo (Norwich City), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), are scheduled to be called up in the late afternoon, and Cho Kyu-seong (Midtjylland), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), Park Yong-woo (Al Ain), and Hwang In-beom (Crvena Zvezda) are scheduled to be called up the next day.

Since most of the players had just completed their schedule with their respective teams and joined immediately, training on the first day of convocation was conducted lightly with a focus on recovery. Players who came to Korea from Europe or the Middle East, such as Son Heung-min and Lee Jae-seong (Mainz 05), needed recovery from long distance travel. K Leaguers also seemed to be concentrating on recovery on this day, as the regular round was held the day before.

While Head Coach Andreas Herzog was unable to attend training on this day as he returned home suddenly due to his mother’s deteriorating health, a new coach also joined the team and completed the official schedule. Trainer Niklas Alves, who worked for Augsburg in the German Bundesliga for a long time, has joined the medical team. An official from the Korea Football Association (KFA) said, “He is a top-class trainer who has been active in Germany for a long time. The size of Klinsmann’s coaching staff is growing. “The number of coaches may increase in the future,” he explained

Klinsmann will continue his training at Paju NFC until the 12th and then play a friendly match with Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on the 13th. Klinsmann, who achieved his first win in six games against Saudi Arabia last month, will aim for his first two wins in a row. Afterwards, at 8 p.m. on the 17th, they will play the second evaluation match against Vietnam at Suwon World Cup Stadium. It has been 31 years since an evaluation match was held against a Southeast Asian team in Korea.

Coach Klinsmann said, “Overseas players are bound to experience fatigue and have to adjust to jet lag, but playing for the national team is always special and is the greatest honor a player can enjoy. “In the end, players will want to show good performances to the public and fans on the field,” he said, adding, “We will not rotate or remove (key players).”

The players who joined Klinsmann after winning the gold medal at the Asian Games each pledged to compete for a soft landing for the A national team. Seol Young-woo said, “There is an age limit for the Asian Games, but there is no such thing for the A national team, so competition is a bit difficult. Only by overcoming this and earning a starting spot on the national team can you become a better player. “I want to use everything I have and establish myself as a starting player,” he said. Hong Hyun-seok also said, “I have never been satisfied with myself while playing for the A national team. This time, I want to play a game that I can be satisfied with. “I want to quickly score my debut goal for the national team A,” he added.


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