South Korea’s national soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann drew the ire of soccer fans even after he was completely defeated by the Jordanian national soccer team, which was considered to be objectively underperforming.토토사이트
Klinsmann lost 0-2 to Jordan in the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Alayan, Qatar, on the 7th (Korea time). As a result, South Korea failed to advance to the finals, and its attempt to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years was in vain.
Korea was one-sidedly defeated by Jordan, who was considered one-shot but failed to post any effective shots. It is the first time in seven matches (three wins, three draws and one loss) that Korea has lost to Jordan.
South Korea’s national soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann greets Jordan’s coach Hussein Amota during a match between Jordan and South Korea in the semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup at the Alayan Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Qatar on the 6th (local time). 2024.2.7 News1
All the players including Son Heung-min failed to raise their heads after the match. However, Korean national team head coach Klinsmann is being criticized by soccer fans and Internet users as he greets the opponent with a big smile.
After the game, Klinsmann said, “Congratulations are natural when an opponent wins with a good performance. When an opponent does a good job, you have to accept, celebrate, and respect. It’s just a different point of view to prevent him from doing this,” adding, “Congratulations are also something you have to do as a leader and a loser.”
However, Klinsmann got angry as foreign correspondents repeatedly asked him questions. “I respect him for greeting the other coach after the game,” Klinsmann said. “(He lost) is angry, but you need to have a good attitude when you respect the other coach.”
This is not the first time that manager Klinsmann’s smile controversy has occurred. He stirred controversy by smiling even after a poor match, including a 3-3 draw against Malaysia in the group stage of the Asian Cup.
Some said that it doesn’t understand that team members and fans cheering for them think about respect for the other team first even though they are depressed by defeat.