As one of the legends that will remain in the history of world soccer, Jurgen Klinsmann, the Korean national soccer team coach, was the focus of the Asian soccer community. During the 2023 AFC Qatar Asian Cup group draw ceremony, his name was mentioned several times, and he received endless requests for interviews in the Mixed Zone.
The AFC held the 2023 AFC Qatar Asian Cup final draw ceremony at the Qatar Opera Hall in Doha at 8:00 pm (Korean time) on the 11th. At this event, the Korean national soccer team was placed in Group E along with Malaysia, Jordan, and Bahrain.
Coach Klinsmann, a legend who won the 1990 FIFA Italy World Cup and Euro 1996 as a member of the German national football team during his active career, and a superstar goal scorer representing the 1990s, drew a lot of attention at the group draw ceremony that day.토토사이트
Singapore Fox Sports TV football commentator John Dyke, who was in charge of the group draw, introduced Park Ji-sung and pointed out, “Coach Jurgen Klinsmann has recently come to the Korean soccer command tower.” He also asked the question of what the matchup would look like.
This scene was very impressive. This is because, among the 24 team commanders participating in the finals, only coach Klinsman got a chance to speak. It wasn’t that other teams didn’t have famous leaders. For example, there were quite a few masters who were recognized for their reputation and skills, such as Carlos Queiroz, head coach of the host country Qatar, and Graeme Arnold, coach of the Australian national football team, who caused a “soccer riot” at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar.
The reason can be seen in Dyke’s introduction. “A true legend is with us. We are talking about the FIFA World Cup winner and German icon Jurgen Klinsmann, who recently became the Korean head coach,” Dyke said. Thank you for showing me. What do you think about the impressions of this tournament and the results of the grouping?”
Then, coach Klinsman took the microphone leisurely and said, “Thank you for inviting me to the Asian football world. I’m in the learning phase now, and it’s very special to be with an Asian football family.” “I made progress. Now it’s a series of learning. I have to learn about my opponent, learn about all the leaders here, and deal with them. And since the last World Cup in Qatar was such a great and beautiful tournament, I’m sure this Asian Cup will be a fantastic tournament.” said.
After the draw is over,
He explained that there was no such thing as the reason for conducting the interview by pointing out only director Klinsman. Still, considering that Klinsman is the most internationally renowned person among the 24 team commanders, and everyone would be curious about his reaction, it is not surprising that the microphone was suddenly delivered and asked for his opinion. Of course, director Klinsman was also the person who drew the most attention from reporters from all over the world in the Mixed Zone.
Looking from the outside, it was the Asian Cup group draw where we could see how huge Klinsman’s ‘reputation’ was.