“Klinsman in the semifinals, but the penalty is huge to dismiss… The tactics are devised by the players.” → Japanese veteran reporter ‘Shock captain’

“If you are dismissed from the semifinals, the penalty will be large.”

“All the tactics seem to have come from the players.”

Kazu Kakiuchi, a veteran Japanese sports journalist who works for Spokini, said on his X (former Twitter) on the 7th that even though the Korea Football Association has advanced to the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Cup, only Jurgen Klins should be paid a penalty if he replaces the Korean national soccer team coach.

“I heard some interesting information from a KFA official,” Gakiuchi said. “Jurgen Klinsmann has received a lot of attention regarding his resignation after the loss to Jordan. However, advancing to the semifinals seems to have been a minimal achievement. And automatic dismissal seems to be impossible. If he had failed to advance to the quarterfinals, he could have been dismissed without penalty.”

He added, “Klinsman’s contract is two and a half years away. The penalty seems to be quite high. But before I knew it, Klinsman was also a candidate for the Japanese national soccer team.”

Finally, Gakiuchi pointed out Klinsmann’s incompetence. He said, “All the team’s tactics were done by the players, and the tactics were talked about in a bottom-up manner.” He insisted that there was no tactical instruction under Klinsmann.

It was a crushing defeat. It was a shocking 90 minutes when the team failed to do anything to face an ambush in the Middle East. The team had a complete defeat of 0-2 at the semi-final match of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup against Jordan at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Alayyan, Qatar on Saturday, stopping its challenge to win the title.

South Korea finished 0-0 in the first half by narrowly preventing the opponent’s wave attack, but the defense collapsed in the second half.

Jordan’s two best strikers, Yazan Alnaimat at 8th minute in the second half and Moussa Altamari at 21st minute in the second half, lost consecutive points. They were truly helpless. South Korea failed to record any effective shots and suffered a humiliating loss.

In particular, it was a difficult result to accept for Son Heung-min, the captain of Tottenham in the Premier League. Since the 31-year-old is likely to be the last Asian Cup this year, I prepared with more enthusiasm than ever, but I lost without using my strength to an unexpected opponent.

In addition to Son Heung-min, who is already known as a world-class striker, the Korean national team had high expectations for the championship as each of its best players in the European big leagues, including Hwang Hee-chan, who has already scored 10 goals in the Premier League, Kim Min-jae, a defender who plays for Germany’s most prestigious Bayern Munich, and Lee Kang-in, who joined France’s strongest Paris Saint-Germain. However, the team’s performance was cheaper than any other tournament due to poor performance and results.

This immediately led to criticism against Klinsmann, who failed to show any tactical moves. Then, a question arose at a press conference after the game, asking whether he would resign.

However, Klinsmann said, “What we need to do right now is to go back to Korea with the players to analyze in detail what we did well and what needs to be improved. Now, we need to prepare for the next match. Since the North-Central American World Cup will be held in two years, I think the key is to prepare for the World Cup qualifying round. I think it is urgent to analyze the upcoming event and prepare for the upcoming event,” refusing to resign.

Since February last year, Klinsmann has expressed his desire to win the Asian Cup. If this was the goal, he should have shown the process of meeting the goal for a year.

However, Klinsmann’s soccer was nothing like Paulo Bento’s. Bento’s soccer required the players’ promised positioning and movement, and he mixed well with short and long passes to efficiently advance into the opponent’s box.

After Klinsmann took over, the promised movement began to disappear and a monotonous pattern continued as he tried to advance only to the side without going through the center properly. Even if the opponent came out with a defensive response strategy, the game was twisted from the first half as the same pattern was repeated throughout the group stage.

In the tournament, we were dragged without a single first goal. In the round of 16 and quarterfinals, players wrote a dramatic reversal based on their individual abilities, but in the semifinals, they already had two consecutive extra games, so their physical strength was not good enough.

Coach Klinsmann, who has finished the tournament, and the 13 domestic players of the national team will return home through Incheon International Airport at 9 p.m. on the 8th. Attention is focusing on how Chung Mong-kyu, president of the 마카오카지노주소 Korea Football Association, who headed to Doha, Qatar to watch the Jordan match, will decide what coach Klinsmann’s future will be after he is eliminated from the tournament.

Klinsmann’s annual salary is known to be around 2 billion won. However, a Middle East media outlet recently ranked the Asian Cup’s head coach in second place with 2.8 billion won. If Kakiuchi is correct, if Klinsmann is replaced, the Korea Football Association will have to pay a huge penalty considering the remaining salary of both Klinsmann and the coaching staff during the remaining two-and-a-half year contract period.

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