Klinsmann is embroiled in a controversy over breaking his promise to reside in Korea and frequent overseas trips. Criticism has not subsided against Clinsmann as his performance has declined enough to win his first A match against Saudi Arabia only last month.
Players are also sensing this atmosphere, but if the coach is shaken at this point, it is difficult to achieve the goal of winning the Qatar Asian Cup, which is coming to January next year. In response, the players expressed their trust in Klinsmann and agreed to unite.
Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) met with reporters before an open training session at the Paju National Football Training Center (NFC) on the 10th and expressed trust in Klinsmann. “I didn’t have enough time for the coach, but I think it got better and better in each call-up,” he said. “We won the last call-up anyway, and of course, we will be able to show better performance over time in this call-up.”
Hwang Hee-chan asked for support for Klinsmann. “Of course, he’s our coach and I think he believes 100 percent,” he said. “Since the Asian Cup is just around the corner, I think we’ll have good results if we trust the coach and continue.” I think it would be good if you could give me a lot of support now, he said.
There are criticisms that Klinsmann is overusing the players, but the players’ reactions were different. Cho Kyu-sung (Mitt Whelan) commented that Clinsman is rather good at taking care of the players.
Asked about Klinsmann’s strengths, he replied, “I think the only thing that comes to mind is the players’ care,” adding, “I think it’s really good to be able to play in 100% condition because you’re so good at taking care of the players.”