The first training of ‘Wolcle’ Köpke, who raised ‘Neuer’… Starting with the pass, ‘eyes’

Andreas Köpke, who was a world-class goalkeeper during his active career and also developed a great goalkeeper as a coach, started his first training with a pass. 

The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, entered the Paju National Soccer Team Training Center (NFC) on the 20th and conducted its first official training. 

Klinsmann will have two A-match matches against Colombia at Ulsan Munsu Stadium on March 24 and Uruguay at Seoul World Cup Stadium on March 28.

Excluding Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), who entered late on the 20th, Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), Lee Jae-seong (Mainz), Jung Woo-young (Freiburg), and Kim Min-jae (Napoli), who entered the hospital on the 21st, 19 people entered first. Right before the first training session, Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic) arrived and warmed up together. 

Kwon Kyung-won trained separately indoors. 

Under the guidance of physical coach Werner Reutard, the national team started training with stretching, followed by pass training and Rondo training. 

In the meantime, goalkeepers such as Cho Hyun-woo, Kim Seung-gyu, and Song Bum-geun went out and trained separately after stretching. In the first training conducted under the supervision of Köpke goalkeeper coach, pass training was conducted from the beginning. 

After that, a goalkeeper trained to catch kicks coming from the left and center. The next drill drew attention because the goalkeeper who kicked Koepke blocked it while the other two goalkeepers continued to pass it.

Coach Köpke, a former goalkeeper for the German national football team, was a member who, along with Klinsmann, contributed to winning the 1990 World Cup in Italy and UEFA Euro 1996.

Köpke later turned into a manager, coaching the German national football team’s goalkeeping from 2004 to 2021. He took charge of the German national team division with Klinsmann from 2004 to 2006 and then with former manager Joachim Löw until 2021. 

As a goalkeeper coach, Köpke nurtured great junior goalkeepers of the 21st century, such as Jens Lehmann, Manuel Neuer, Marc-Andre ter Stegen, and Bernd Leno. 

In particular, he taught goalkeepers with excellent footwork, such as Neuer and Ter Stegen, and contributed to the birth of a German ‘sweeper keeper’. The build-up (attack work) starting from the goalkeeper established the modern goalkeeper image of the sweeper type created by Neuer. 

In addition to catching and punching training,바카라 while spending a lot of time on passing training, attention is focused on how the Korean goalkeepers will play under the guidance of coach Köpke in the upcoming two-game A-match. 

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