“I heard that you are looking forward to the next convocation.”
Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany) national football team coach put an end to the Kim Min-jae (Napoli) controversy. It is the result of a long conversation with Kim Min-jae, who complained of the burden and fatigue of the national team. As Kim Min-jae expressed his expectation for the next convocation, the accompaniment of Klins Man-ho and Kim Min-jae continued.
Director Klinsman, who returned to Korea on the 26th after a 10-day business trip to Europe, met with reporters at Incheon Airport and said, “I talked a lot with Kim Min-jae, and (psychologically) I became quite stable. He said that he was looking forward to the next national team call.”
Previously, after finishing the A match against Uruguay last month, Kim Min-jae said to himself, “Football is hard, and the body is also hard. His mental (spirit) is in a state of collapse. I plan to focus only on his team,” he said, suggesting retirement from the national team and was at the center of controversy. As the controversy grew, Kim Min-jae posted on his social media, “The meaning of hardship was misrepresented. He explained that the pressure on the pitch and the responsibility to always do well were difficult.”
It is said that Kim Min-jae complained to the Korea Football Association (KFA) of physical and mental fatigue related to his national team even after the last World Cup in Qatar. Rumors of discord within the national team even circulated, such as blocking the SNS of captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham). Kim Min-jae directly apologized, saying, “It was a misunderstanding,” but some fans became cold due to Kim Min-jae’s successive national team-related controversies.
During Klinsmann’s trip to Europe, where he traveled through England, Italy and Germany, the most interesting thing was definitely his meeting with Kim Min-jae. This is because, in the end, coach Klinsman and Kim Min-jae, who are the commanding towers, had to make a clear conclusion about various controversies related to the national team. At the time coach Klinsman visited Naples, Kim Min-jae was unable to play in the UEFA Champions League due to cumulative warnings, so he had an opportunity to talk for a longer time.
Director Klinsman did not disclose the contents of the conversation in detail, but suggested that it was finished well with the expression “It has become very stable.” He said, “I talked a lot while eating with Kim Min-jae. We also had a conversation about the feelings he is currently feeling,” he said. “I think this meeting was very helpful. Kim Min-jae performed well in the match against Juventus afterwards, and I hope he will continue to do so in the future.” 안전놀이터
Meanwhile, coach Klinsmann met not only Kim Min-jae, but also Son Heung-min, Oh Hyun-kyu (Celtic), Lee Jae-seong (Mainz 05), and Jung Woo-yeong (Freiburg). “It was a very useful time,” he said. I was able to know how the players are doing and what they think in what environment.” “I also had many conversations with the leaders of the players’ teams. This time, he couldn’t meet all the players, but he plans to meet them step by step.”
Coach Klinsman moved to Jeonju immediately after his return to Korea to watch a K-League 1 match between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Daejeon Hana Citizen. Even on the weekend, he plans to focus on getting to know K-League players by watching matches between Suwon FC and FC Seoul (Suwon) and Pohang Steelers and Incheon United (Pohang) in turn.