Klinsmann Can’t Even ‘Pinkye’… Qatar Coach’s appointment to the finals after ‘1 month’ Jordan ‘8 months’

February 10, 2024 | by

Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has no excuse. “A year could be a short period of time since taking the helm of the Korean national soccer team in March last year, but it was guaranteed a very long period of time compared to other national team coaches.

The Korean national soccer team led by Klinsmann humiliatingly failed to advance to the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup. Korea, ranked 23rd in the FIFA rankings, finished the tournament by losing 0-2 to Jordan, ranked 87th.

Not to mention failing to pass the semifinals, the team was criticized for its poor performance and lack of soccer color during the tournament. Coach Klinsmann, who had been suffering from controversy over “tactical tactics” since taking the helm, failed to erase the concern at the upcoming event. Rather, the controversy intensified further.

Regardless of his performance, Klinsmann, who is criticized for having no strategy, has suffered even worse public opinion through the upcoming event. There are very loud voices calling for dismissal. This is because of soccer, which seems to have regressed, let alone improved for nearly a year.

Above all, compared to the head coaches of teams competing in the Asian Cup, Klinsmann’s “incompetence” stands out.

The coaches of the two teams that reached the finals were given less time than Klinsmann and performed well.

Qatar was on high alert as Portugal coach Carlos Queiroz laid down the baton in December last year, about a month before the opening of the championship. Qatar hurriedly appointed Marquez López (Spain), who is fluent in Qatar’s soccer. The team urgently replaced its head coach one month before the opening match 라바카지노.

López was recognized for his leadership in 2018 when he took the helm of Alwakra, then a member of Qatar’s second division, leading to promotion to the first division. However, it was difficult to lead the team to the finals in a month, but it was achieved.

Both Jordan, which completely defeated the Klinsmann team, and Hussain Amuta, the coach of Morocco, took the helm in June last year. He played in the Asian Cup in seven months since taking the helm, and made history by leading Jordan, whose best record was advancing to the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup.

Through this year’s event, he was recognized for his tactical abilities. Notably, he neutralized Korea’s best strikers, and made good use of their personal abilities, including Moussa Altamari (Montfellier) and Yazan Alnaimat (Al-Ahli). He thoroughly identified and applied the characteristics of players and analysis of opposing teams during a short period of time.

Considering that Asia’s best players, including Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich), and Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), are in Korea, Coach Klinsmann’s ability is clearly underrated. Above all, it is clearly serious that he has no “color” even after leading the team for a long time compared to the opposing coaches.


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