The national soccer team led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany) included some players on the roster (24 players) for the two-game domestic A-match in October due to poor form and difficulties due to competition for starting positions in their teams. Director Klinsmann, who has been embroiled in controversy over working from home, seems to have once again invited criticism.
On the 2nd, the Korea Football Association announced the list of national teams that will participate in two consecutive domestic A matches in October. The national team will be summoned to the Paju National Training Center (NFC) on the 9th and then face Tunisia at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 13th and Vietnam at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 17th.
After taking office in March, Director Klinsmann did not reside in Korea, but traveled back and forth between Europe and the United States, sparking controversy over working from home. He consistently received criticism as to whether player management and observation were being carried out properly. In the meantime, controversy is growing as his team continues to select players who are not playing properly or who have a noticeable decline in skills.
A representative example is goalkeeper Kim Jun-hong (Gimcheon Sangmu), who was selected again this time as in September. He only played in 6 games this season, and was unable to sit on the bench in the 3 games his team played after the evaluation match in September,바카라사이트 behind Kang Hyun-moo and Shin Song-hoon. Even in K-League 2 (Second Division), non-starting players continue to be named to the national team. The same goes for the selection of veteran fullbacks Kim Tae-hwan (Ulsan Hyundai) and Lee Ki-je (Suwon Samsung). Kim Tae-hwan was pushed out of competition for the starting spot with teammate Seol Young-woo this season, appearing in only 16 games. Lee Ki-je is also exposing his weaknesses in defense as time goes by. Even though it was necessary to select and experiment with alternative resources, Director Klinsmann chose to maintain the status quo.
Coach Klinsmann avoided the controversy, saying, “There are many games to check in foreign countries such as Europe.” However, the selection of Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic) is giving rise to the impression that even the management of the European team has been neglected. Due to injury, Oh Hyun-gyu was used as a substitute in all five games this season and played only 76 minutes. Although he has no attack points and his physical condition is not yet perfect, he was once again called by Coach Klinsmann. Instead of fierce competition ahead of the Asian Cup, the national team is raising concerns due to its rigid appearance from the player selection stage.