Korean national soccer team head coach Jürgen Klinsmann (58, Germany) met Kim Min-jae (26, Naples) again after about a month. He had a meeting in Italy while he was busy with his schedule, such as recently touring Europe and watching the matches of European Taegeuk fighters.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) said on its official social network service (SNS) on the 19th, “Director Klinsman and coach Paolo Stringara (60, Italy), who moved to Italy, held the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL) in Naples. I watched the match between Napoli and AC Milan and had time to communicate with Kim Min-jae.”
Director Klinsman, who previously met other European Taegeuk warriors such as Son Heung-min (30, Tottenham Hotspur) and Oh Hyun-gyu (21, Celtic), met Kim Min-jae with this visit to Italy, which attracted more attention and spotlight.
That would also be true, Kim Min-jae met with reporters in the joint coverage area (Mixed Zone) immediately after the friendly match against Uruguay held at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 28th of last month and said, “It’s a little difficult right now. I’m mentally broken. For the time being, my team is in a state of collapse. I want to focus only on this,” and raised issues with remarks suggesting retirement from the soccer team. Also, it was the reason why Son Heung-min and SNS ‘unfollowed (unfollow)’ caused controversy.
As the controversy grew, Kim Min-jae said on his social media, “The meaning of hardship was misrepresented. I was feeling a lot of pressure in the situation where the weight of the soccer team is getting bigger and bigger. The pressure and the responsibility to always do well were difficult. I wanted to tell you,” he explained. In addition, he posted an apology, saying, “I had a short thought about the matter related to Heung-min hyung, and I was wrong.”
However, Kim Min-jae was at the center of the controversy, and after accumulating physical fatigue, he recently collapsed, showing poor performance. Considering this point, this meeting with coach Klinsman was bound to draw a lot of attention. 먹튀폴리스
It was not disclosed what kind of conversations were exchanged in detail and how long the interviews were conducted. However, it is expected that director Klinsman met Kim Min-jae in person and comforted him at this meeting. In particular, it is highly likely that it became a place to solve the difficult parts and concerns of the soccer team.
Meanwhile, coach Klinsman met Min-jae Kim after watching Son Heung-min and Oh Hyun-gyu (21, Celtic) earlier. Now he moves to Germany and meets Lee Jae-seong (30, Mainz 05) and Jung Woo-young (23, Freiburg). Afterwards, he plans to return to Korea after attending a UEFA advisory committee meeting and the awarding ceremony of the Grand Cross of former German Chancellor Angela Merkel (68, Germany).