The British media also pays attention to Korea’s defeat “Criticism of Director Klinsmann will increase.”
Korea loses 0-2 to Jordan in Asian Cup semifinals
While Korean soccer was aiming to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years but was disappointed on the brink of the finals, the German media covered the news about their country’s coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany).
The national soccer team led by Coach Klinsmann was defeated 0-2 by Jordan in the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup held at the Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on the 7th (Korean time).
Jordan was ranked 87th in the FIFA rankings, and many evaluated it as one step below Korea (23rd), but it collapsed so helplessly that it failed to record a single effective shot. It’s a shocking defeat.
German media outlet ‘Kicker’ reported the news of Korea’s defeat and said, “Coach Klinsmann’s dream has been shattered. Coach Klinsmann also said, “He was unable to fulfill the aspirations of the Taegeuk Warriors.”
‘Belt’ said, “Coach Klinsmann, who was eliminated after losing to Jordan, should be worried about his position,” adding, “His performance was disappointing. “Criticism against him is expected to grow further.”
Coach Klinsmann led the German national team from 2004 to 2006. He is a star player-turned-coach who led Germany to third place in the 2006 World Cup.
However, in Germany, the evaluation of Director Klinsmann is not favorable. There are even many voices that credit the contribution of former coach Joachim Löf, who assisted Coach Klinsmann as a coach at the time.
Coach Klinsmann also led the U.S. national team from 2011 to 2016.
ESPN, an American sports media outlet, criticized the performance, saying, “While Jordan attempted 7 effective shots, Korea failed to record a single one,” and reported, “Coach Klinsmann revealed that he has no intention of resigning after the loss.”
He also mentioned the scene where he smiled and greeted Jordan’s coach Hussein Amutha after the game, saying, “I drew the ire of Korean fans and reporters because of the way I smiled (after the loss). “It was a contrast to the Korean players who shed tears on the field,” he said.
The team, including coach Klinsmann, is scheduled to return to Korea via Incheon Airport on the evening of the 8th. 고스톱