Is it okay to entrust the 2026 FIFA North and Central America World Cup to coach Jurgen Klinsmann?
At the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, the Korean national team was in the same group as continental powerhouses such as Portugal, Ghana, and Uruguay. Although it was a tough group, Korea advanced to the round of 16 in second place after Portugal. It has been 12 years since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa that Korea advanced to the round of 16 at the World Cup.
The main reason why Korea was able to achieve satisfactory results in the World Cup was because of Bento’s clear philosophy. He emphasized securing possession through rear build-up, quick forward pressure, and offense-defense transition. Coach Bento, who took command of the national team in 2018, quietly stuck to his style for four years. Although there was criticism from outside, Bento proved that he was right through the World Cup.
Contrary to expectations, the Klinsmann is suffering from noise from the beginning. He has played five games since coach Klinsmann took over and is yet to get his first win. They also drew 0-0 in a friendly match with Wales held at Cardiff City Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on the 8th (Korean time).
The match against Wales was also dismal. While Wales attempted 4 effective shots, the Korean national team only had 1 effective shot. It was a serious result considering that Wales called in key players such as Brennan Johnson and Harry Wilson as early replacements in the second half. In this game, Klinsmann was colorless overall and lethargic in attack.바카라
The main reason for appointing Klinsmann was to advance to a higher level at the 2026 North and Central America World Cup. The 2024 Qatar Asian Cup is important, but the ultimate goal was a good performance at the 2026 North and Central America World Cup. Of course, starting from that competition, the number of Asian qualifiers increased to 8, making it easier to advance to the finals. However, it is time to consider whether we can really expect Klinsmann to perform well in the 2026 World Cup.