Jurgen Klinsmann (59, Germany) national team coach meets Kim Min-jae (27, Naples).
According to an official from the Korea Football Association (KFA), coach Klinsman headed to Italy after meeting Son Heung-min and Oh Hyun-kyu (22, Celtic) in England. Although Kim Min-jae could not play due to disciplinary action, coach Klinsman held the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal between Napoli and AC Milan at Stadio Diego Armando Maradona in Naples, Italy as scheduled at 4:00 am (Korean time) on the 19th. watched directly.
Manager Klinsmann’s meeting 메이저놀이터with Kim Min-jae is said to have been scheduled for the day after the game. As Kim Min-jae made remarks that seemed to imply his retirement from the national team, and even before that, he complained of fatigue or pressure about the selection of the national team, so it is expected that this meeting will be the most interesting meeting for coach Klinsman on his trip to Europe.
Earlier, after the A match with Uruguay last month, Kim Min-jae said, “Football is difficult, and the body is also difficult.” I will only focus on his team,” he said, causing controversy. The dark atmosphere throughout the interview and the expression “I was talking with KFA” put the weight on his retirement from the national team.
As the controversy grew, Kim Min-jae said through his social media (SNS), “The meaning of hardship was misrepresented. He was feeling a lot of pressure in the situation where his weight in the national team was getting bigger. He wanted to tell us that the pressure on the pitch and the responsibility to always do well were difficult.”
However, on the same day, Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) posted his impressions of the A match through SNS, and it was known that Kim Min-jae had cut off social media relations with Son Heung-min. Kim Min-jae said, “I was short-tempered and I was wrong. It was a misunderstanding,” he explained again. As he stood at the center of a series of controversies, some of the fans’ eyes became colder.
It seems that Kim Min-jae will first meet with manager Klinsman and apologize for the previous happenings. Attention is focusing on what kind of advice and prescription coach Klinsman, who is also the national team commander and a former world-class player, will give Kim Min-jae. Adjusting the number of national team selections is unlikely to be requested by Kim Min-jae or coach Klinsman, as he does not take lightly the meaning and weight of the Taegeuk mark.
After meeting Kim Min-jae, coach Klinsmann moved to Germany and met Bundesliga players such as Lee Jae-seong (31, Mainz 05) over the weekend. Afterwards, he will return to Korea on the 27th after attending the UEFA advisory committee meeting and the Grand Cross conferment ceremony by former German Chancellor Angela Merkel. While head coach Klinsman is on a business trip to Europe, K-League coach Michael Kim (Canada) and advisor Cha Doo-ri are touring the field observing the players.