The face of Korean national soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who returned from checking the Europeans, was quite bright. He expressed his satisfaction, saying that the meeting with Kim Min-jae (Napoli), which attracted the most attention, was also successful.
After returning to Korea via Incheon International Airport on the 26th, director Klinsman met with reporters and said, “I talked a lot with Kim Min-jae, including my current feelings. Kim Min-jae is now quite stable,” he said.
Coach Klinsman, who made his debut as the Korean national team’s command tower through two consecutive A-match matches against Colombia and Uruguay in March, left for Europe on the 14th and started to check the European faction크크크벳. Starting with Son Heung-min (Tottenham), he watched the games of Oh Hyun-kyu (Celtic), Lee Jae-seong (Mainz), and Jung Woo-young (Freiburg), and also had time to communicate with the heads and leaders of each club. Meeting with Kim Min-jae, who complained of difficulties while showing a tired body and mind during the A match in March, was the biggest issue of this business trip. Kim Min-jae made a remark that seemed to suggest retirement from the national team after an A match in March, but then reversed it, and Son Heung-min’s social network service (SNS) account was also ‘unfollowed’ for a while, causing rumors of discord between the two.
On the 19th, coach Klinsman visited the site of the second leg of the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League between Napoli and AC Milan (Italy) and watched the game with Kim Min-jae. Kim Min-jae could not play in this game due to accumulated warnings. After the game, manager Klinsman and Min-jae Kim had a meal together and had a conversation. Manager Klinsman said, “It is not a good thing that Min-jae Kim did not come out (before the second leg of the quarterfinals). Still, it was nice to be able to meet him at his leisure. He had a meal with Kim Min-jae near where he lived and talked a lot.” “He is quite stable. He said he was looking forward to the next convocation,” he added.
Director Klinsman also told the story of Son Heung-min and Tottenham, the first person he visited on a business trip to Europe. Coach Klinsman visited the site of the Tottenham-Bournemouth match on the 15th and observed Son Heung-min’s play. Coach Klinsman, who played for Tottenham during his active career, came down to the ground at halftime and greeted the fans. At that time, Son Heung-min scored a goal and made coach Klinsman smile.
“Tottenham is my team,” Klinsmann said. He said, “I was happy that Son Heung-min scored a goal, but the result was disappointing.” In addition, regarding the 1-6 loss to Newcastle United, “I feel sorry for Tottenham’s crushing defeat last week. Son Heung-min is personally fulfilling his role, but he seems to be having difficulties because of the club situation.”
On the other hand, regarding Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), whose stock price has soared recently, he said, “I am proud as a manager because he is doing well.” As we are still in an environment where we can grow, I want to show good performances like now.”