In 2023, Korean football goes through ’18’.
Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann (59), who newly took the helm of the national team, arrived in Korea on the 8th, and the lineup of national teams at each level to lead Korean football was completed. Team A’s coach Klinsmann, U-23 national team coach Hwang Seon-hong, and U-20 national team coach Kim Eun-joong have something in common.
First of all, he was a ‘striker’ representing the time. Coach Klinsman was a world-class goal scorer representing the 1980s and 1990s. He wore the uniform of the German national team and scored 47 goals (108 matches) in A matches alone. He has won both the World Cup and the Euro. He scored many goals in Germany, Italy, England and France. In 1995 he even reached second place in the Ballon d’Or. Coach Hwang Seon-hong was a famous striker inheriting the lineage of Korean strikers. He scored 50 goals in 103 A matches. He became the first Korean to score in the J-League in Japan and was evaluated as the best striker in Asia. Coach Kim Eun-joong is also one of the best strikers of all time in the K-League, scoring 132 goals in Daejeon, Seoul, Gangwon, and Pohang, although he does not have much A-match experience.
Coincidentally, their uniform number was ’18’. The symbol of a striker is ‘Number 9’. Even though they were the best strikers, they wore the number 18. Manager Klinsman stuck to number 18, unless there was a sudden transfer such as a loan. He has worn number 18 for both the German national team and club team. The same goes for director Hwang. Coach Hwang, who had no choice but to wear number 18 as the youngest member of the national team, later became attached to the number and made it his alter ego. Under the influence of coach Hwang, the ace striker’s uniform number in Korean football has become 18. It is also the reason why coach Kim wore number 18. Coach Kim also wore number 18 all the way from his debut season. Director Kim’s parent, Daejeon, designated the number 18 that coach Kim used to wear as a permanent number.
Those who have turned their glamorous careers behind and become self-sufficient must cross the cold threshold of ‘verification’. Coach Klinsman had ups and downs after becoming a leader. He led the German national team to third place in the 2006 World Cup in Germany and reached the round of 16 in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil with the US national team, but he did not achieve significant results at the club. He also resigned from Hertha Berlin after just two months. The label of ‘lack of tactical ability’ remains. 먹튀검증 There were more negative reactions than positive reactions to the news of the appointment of the Korean national team. Since coach Hwang led the Pohang Steelers without foreign players in 2013 and achieved the first double (K League + FA Cup championship), he has been in a constant state of decline. He has yet to impress in the matches he played after taking up the U-23 national team. Coach Kim, who has just become a coach and has just become a coach, must overcome the wave of ‘lack of experience’.
Coach Klinsman should prove his abilities at the Asian Cup, which will be held in Qatar next January, and Hwang, at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou, China in September. Coach Kim, who is currently participating in the 2023 U-20 Asian Cup, is challenging to qualify for the FIFA U-20 World Cup held in Indonesia in May. The current state of Korean football is at stake in the striker and number 18 Klinsmann, Hwang Seon-hong, and coach Kim Eun-joong.