The Korean team will return home after completing their tour of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup. They entered the airport looking rather stiff.
The national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, was completely defeated by Jordan 0-2 in the semifinals of the tournament on the 7th (Korea time). Klinsmann, who entered the tournament with the goal of “winning”, ended his journey in vain.
The team immediately returned to its affiliated team. European players including Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) and Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) immediately boarded the plane.
Korean players such as Hwang In-beom (Tsrvena Zvezda), Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan HD), Kim Tae-hwan (Jeonbuk Hyundai), and Lee Soon-min (Daejeon Hana Citizen) boarded a flight to Korea on the 8th.
The team bus arrived at Hamad International Airport in Doha, Qatar at 1 a.m. on Saturday. Hwang In-beom visited the airport one hour earlier than the Korean team, while Klinsmann and Korean players visited the airport together.
The atmosphere was quite heavy. Klinsmann, the coach of Smileman, also trudged with no expression on his face unlike any other time. The players also went through the procedures with a firm expression. Few fans were waiting for the Taeguk Warriors, and they walked with drooping shoulders.
Coach Klinsmann and Korean players are scheduled to arrive at Incheon International Airport at 9:15 p.m. on the 8th, Korean time.
Korea, which aimed to win the title for the first time in 64 years, had a bitter cup at this year’s event. Team Klinsmann, who was shaken from the group stage, managed to advance to the semifinals in the tournament as well. Both the round of 16 teams against Saudi Arabia and the round of 8 teams against Australia competed for 120 minutes each.
The semi-final match revealed its bottom line. Korea, ranked 23rd in the FIFA rankings, suffered crushing defeat in the match against Jordan, ranked 87th, failing to record effective shots throughout the match. 토토사이트
The public opinion against Klinsmann is at its lowest. Calls for “hardness” are growing louder. He has been calling for “winning the Asian Cup” since his inauguration in March last year, but the prevailing view is that he failed to demonstrate his capacity as a leader, including tactics and strategies.
Coach Klinsmann will meet with reporters at Incheon International Airport and deliver his thoughts.