After a scoreless draw in a friendly against Wales and a fifth game without a win since taking charge of the South Korean national soccer team, Jürgen Klinsmann has been named to the Bayern Munich-Chelsea Legends Match roster, sparking outcry from fans and forcing the KFA to evolve.
Klinsmann’s South Korean national team, ranked 28th in the FIFA rankings, played a goalless 0-0 friendly against Wales at Cardiff City Stadium in Wales on Aug. 8 (KST).
After failing to win their last four friendlies with two draws and two losses, the team has been criticized by experts and fans for spending more time in the United States and Europe than at home. Klinsmann needed a win against Wales to overcome this, but he was unable to do so, playing without a clear tactical plan and struggling against the Welsh.
After five games without a win since taking charge of the South Korean national team, Klinsmann faced further criticism when he was named to the Munich-Chelsea Legends Match roster.
Chelsea of the English Premier League released the list of participants for the legendary match against Munich at home on Sept. 9 on the club’s website. According to the list, Klinsmann is included alongside Claudio Pizarro and Owen Hargreaves.
Klinsmann was a standout striker during his playing days and played for Munich from 1995 to 1997.
After the list was released, the KFA responded to the criticism by saying that Klinsmann was invited to play in the Legends Match during the A-Match, but that he would not be participating.스포츠토토
The factual clarification of his participation in the Legends Match has put out the fire, but the pressure on Klinsmann, who played poorly against Wales, to win the match against Saudi Arabia on the 13th, is even greater.