After this night, Linsmann and Hwang are expected to go side by side, with anger potentially remaining as the only remaining emotion
Will there still be anger in the hearts of Korean soccer fans after this night?
Klinsmann and Hwang Sun-hong, who raised the fans’ anger gauge to the maximum with their breathtaking performances, will play back-to-back matches on the 12th.
First up, Hwang Sun-hong’s U-22 team will take on Myanmar at the Changwon Football Center in Gyeongnam at 8 p.m. in the third round of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers.
The tournament is the first qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
Jürgen Klinsmann’s A team will then take on Saudi Arabia at St. James’ Park in Newcastle, England. Kickoff is at 1:30 a.m. ET on Sept. 13.
Once hailed as a legendary goalie, Hwang became a “worry” for South Korean soccer after taking charge of the Hangzhou Asian Games squad and the U-22 team that will compete at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Hwang’s performance, which hasn’t improved with each game, hit a “low point” in Qatar on June 6, the first of three qualifying matches.
After a ‘sparkle’ in the first half, the team’s lack of smooth passing in the midfield and shaky defense led to a 0-2 defeat.
In the second round, they managed a 1-0 win over Kyrgyzstan, but the scoreline was far from satisfactory given the objective difference in quality between the two teams.
Myanmar is considered an underdog in Asia. South Korea hasn’t lost to Myanmar since the 1970s at any age group, including the A team.
If Hwang Sun-hong doesn’t post a cool, multi-goal victory this time around, fan sentiment will be even worse.
Beyond the “deteriorating public opinion,” Klinsmann is now facing “dismissal” after only half a year in charge.
Not only has the team won only five games (three draws and two defeats) since his appointment, but there are also criticisms of his attitude toward the position of ‘top commander of Korean soccer’.
He has caused controversy with his frequent out-of-town trips and vacations.
He turned the Korean soccer world upside down when he was named to the roster for the Legends Match between Chelsea (England) and Bayern Munich (Germany) during the A-Match.
It’s unprecedented for a head coach to take a personal schedule during an away A-match.
Luckily, Klinsmann didn’t attend the event, but the fact that he was named to the roster at a time when the team was at its lowest point was enough to anger fans.
The KFA has been criticized for its lack of control over its ’employee’, Klinsmann.
The only thing that can drown out all this noise is a win against Saudi Arabia.
However, with a recent five-game losing streak and a change of manager to world-renowned Roberto Mancini, 카지노사이트킴 the Saudis are unlikely to go easy on the Koreans.