Head coach Jurgen Klinsmann (59), who will lead the Korean national soccer team to the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America, is evaluated to have paid special attention to the generational change that minimizes the dependence of “superstars” in the team while building the team’s strength as the head coach of the German and American national teams. . He used a lot of young blood and new players.
Coach Klinsmann coached the U.S. national team from 2011 to 2016, winning the 2013 North and Central America Gold Cup and advancing to the round of 16 at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. newly appointed etc. It is also coach Klinsman who made Christian Pulisic (Chelsea), the current ace of the U.S. soccer team, debut (March 2016) on his A-team at the age of a teenager.
As coach of the German national team from 2004 to 2006, some say that the driving force behind the success of the 2006 World Cup (3rd place), which was held in his home country, is in creating a young and active team.
Attention is focusing on which new faces coach Klinsman will choose as he prepares for his first A match against Uruguay and Colombia in March. In particular, Hong Hyun-seok (24, Ghent) and Oh Hyeon-gyu (22, Celtic), who did not have a chance in the A team until the Qatar World Cup, are constantly giving good news on the European stage, so attention is focused on whether they will be selected.
Hong Hyun-seok, born in 1999, is the same age as Jung Woo-young (Freiburg), Jo Young-wook (Gimcheon), Um Won-sang (Ulsan), and Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk). . He is evaluated for his scoring ability as well as managing the midfield game, and is regarded as a next-generation all-weather midfielder resource who can play the role of Hwang In-beom (Olympiacos) and Lee Jae-seong (Mainz). Since this season, while playing for KAA Gent in the Belgian Jupiler League, he recorded an outstanding record of 5 goals and 5 assists in the league (8 goals and 7 assists in the official match), establishing himself as the team’s main force. 먹튀검증
Oh Hyun-kyu became a hot topic in the Qatar World Cup when he indirectly experienced the round of 16 as a reserve member following Son Heung-min (Tottenham)’s facial fracture. This is the result of being recognized for his potential by scoring 13 goals (three assists), the most in the team, at Suwon Samsung last season after completing his military service at Kimcheon Sangmu. Right after the World Cup, he made his name known by transferring to the prestigious Celtic in Scotland.
Although he is a backup striker for Kyogo Furuhashi (Japan) at Celtic, his potential is being recognized by consistently stepping on the ground as a replacement. His presence is also shown in every short opportunity to appear. On the 12th of last month, he also scored his European debut goal in the round of 16 of the Scottish Cup against St. Mirren. On the 27th of last month, he appeared as a substitute in the Scottish League Cup final (2-1 win) against “rival” Rangers, and even held his first trophy in his arms within a month of advancing to Europe. And in the league game against St. Mirren on the 5th, after being substituted in the 21st minute of the second half, he scored his first league goal (5-1 win) by successfully scoring a penalty kick he earned in the 15th minute.
Business-specialized social media ‘LinkedIn’ highlighted Klinsman’s leadership at the time that led the United States to the round of 16 at the World Cup in Brazil, saying, “Gives the younger generation a chance to prove that ‘they can do it in the future'” said
The key to Klinsmanho’s success in the next World Cup also lies in the generational change. Who will be Klinsman’s ‘Kids’ who will be the next national team leader? Attention is focusing on Klinsman’s first choice.