“Korea is a divided country, so there is a lack of offensive creativity” Stielike’s unique diagnosis

Former head coach Uli Stielike (69), who served as the head coach of the Korean men’s national soccer team, made an unusual diagnosis to newly appointed head coach Jürgen Klinsmann (59), saying, “Because Korea is divided between North and South Korea, Korean soccer lacks creativity in attack.” presented

Recently, former coach Stielike said in an interview with the German media Sportberger, “South Korea is constantly on alert because a peace agreement has not been reached between the two Koreas.”

He then diagnosed, “The defense is quite good because it has essential characteristics such as discipline, will, and toughness,” and “On the other hand, it lacks virtues such as creativity or the willingness to take risks in offense

. ” Except for , domestic leagues are not very popular. Clubs in Korea were not created by members like in Germany, but started as initiatives by companies,” he said. “On the other

hand, the national team has a wider base of support and is well promoted. Advancement to the round of 16 in the World Cup in Qatar is likely to further reinforce this trend,” he predicted

. At that time, the problem was that opportunities to work with promising players depended on schools, such as universities. That’s why we couldn’t see promising young talent.” There was not enough effort to push it,” he said.

Former coach Stielike said, “There are still too few players playing for prestigious overseas clubs.” “But I think the Korea Football Association has a relatively good idea recently. Above all, we want to surpass Iran and Japan, which have been competing for supremacy in Asia.” 스포츠토토

Also, “Without Son Heung-min, the attack is paralyzed. He has played abroad for a long time and is fluent in English and German,” he said. “This will make the coaching staff comfortable. He is also very polite.”

Former manager Stielike looked back and said, “Although he did not complete his tenure, the three years he spent in Seoul with his wife remain as entirely good memories.”

He told director Klinsman, “You have to live in Korea to understand life in Korea, to know the daily problems of the people there, and to experience fear and joy. Korea is in a situation where you have to strike a very difficult balance. It is a situation that harmonizes modernity and tradition.”

“The national team coach of any country is under pressure to show results,” he said. “Korea is a place that wants to become a leading Asian country. Even in the process of doing that, we need to capture competitive games.”

“On the one hand, the expectations are very high. Klinsmann will face players who are driven and ambitious, but very well trained.”

Furthermore, “interpreters must be of the highest standard. He also has to help the director in matters of interpersonal relationships.”