Jurgen Klinsmann, the national soccer team coach, tilted his head when asked the question of ‘replacement without accountability’.
National soccer team coach Jürgen Klinsmann opened up about the controversy surrounding Lee Ki-je’s replacement that recently arose.
He said firmly, “It was a measure to avoid being ejected.”
The situation was like this. Lee Ki-je started as a left-back defender in the first match of Group E against Bahrain held at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium in Doha, Qatar at 8:30 on the 15th (Korean time), but showed signs of insecurity.
Starting with receiving a warning, he also provided an excuse for conceding goals.
Coach Klinsmann removed Lee Ki-je in the 8th minute of the second half. Then, Kim Tae-hwan was put into right defense, and Seol Young-woo, who was on the right,
was moved to the left. Regarding this, a controversy arose over ‘replacement of responsibility’. 먹튀검증사이트
However, Director Klinsmann firmly drew a line. He said, “All players participating in the competition have difficulties in their first game.
Also, it is difficult to predict the game situation. At that time, we received too many warnings too quickly.
I didn’t want to take the risk of getting a red card. “It was replaced to prevent a situation where he was sent off,” he explained.
Lee Ki-je is playing as a regular starting defender under coach Klinsmann. However, there is no record of his team playing since September 30th of last year.
This is the reason why there were concerns about the practical sense of this selection. Nevertheless, Coach Klinsmann showed ‘faith’ in Lee Ki-je.
He said, “(The story that Lee Ki-je’s replacement was a reprimand) is not true. Lee Ki-je knows that we believe in him. no problem.
He is a very professional and focused player. He doesn’t really care.
He has no time to look back on the Bahrain match. “The important thing is the games we have to play in the future,” he said emphatically.
Meanwhile, Korea got off to a fresh start by winning the first group match against Bahrain 3-1. After taking a full rest the day after the game (the 16th), Klinsmann will begin to warm up in preparation for the second match against Jordan on the 20th.
The training on this day was divided into a recovery group and a non-recovery group. Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), who had been excluded from team training due to hip fatigue, joined training for the ‘first time’ with a bright expression.