dFormer national football coach Jürgen Klinsmann is there. South Korea Surprisingly they failed in the semi-finals of the Asian Cup. The World Cup round of 16 deservedly lost 0-2 (0-0) in the finals in Qatar on Tuesday after a weak performance against Jordan. Therefore, South Korea will have to wait to win its third title in the continental championship.
Klinsmann, widely criticized in South Korea, did not want to think about resigning shortly after the match. “I don't plan to do anything,” said the 59-year-old: “My intention is to analyze this tournament and talk to the Korean association about what was good and what was not so good. There is still a lot of work ahead.” Klinsmann said he was “disappointed” and “angry”: “We had a great goal of reaching the final.”
Jordan However, he is in the final of the Asian Championship for the first time. Yazan Al-Naimat (53rd) and Musa Suleiman (66th) scored Jordan's goals in Al-Rayyan. The South Koreans, who were fortunate to advance on penalties in the round of 16 against Saudi Arabia and in extra time in the quarterfinals against Australia, greatly missed FC Bayern defender Minjae Kim, who was suspended with a yellow card. But also in the attack by Star Heung Min Son little came together.
This means that Klinsmann is likely to continue to have a difficult time in South Korea. Even before the tournament, the 1990 world champion had been criticized for failing to win any of his first five matches with the Taegeuk Warriors. The fact that he spent more time abroad than in South Korea, as well as his time as national coach, was also not well received.
The result in the Asian Cup was also modest. South Korea only won one of five games in regulation time. Late goals, in particular, saved the team from early elimination. There was no late comeback against Jordan. Hosts and defending champions Qatar and Iran will determine the second finalist on Wednesday (4:00 p.m. on Sportdigital).