South Korea national soccer team coach Jürgen Klinsmann is under fire for the “uniform request” issue.
“Klinsmann is criticized in South Korea for ‘uniform gate,'” the German edition of Sky Sports reported on Friday (ET). The media outlet referred to “uniform gate” as something that happened on Aug. 8.
South Korea and Wales played a friendly A match at Cardiff City Stadium in England. The result was a 0-0 draw. South Korea struggled in the 90 minutes, managing just one shot on goal. Including this game, Klinsmann’s first five matches in charge were winless, with three draws and two losses.
As the final whistle blew, Klinsmann walked onto the field and spoke to Wales captain Aaron Ramsey. “I’m giving you my son, can I have one of your jerseys?” Klinsmann asked Ramsey, the opposing captain.
Ramsey is a veteran midfielder who has played for Arsenal in the English Premier League (EPL), Juventus in Italy’s Serie A, and Ligue 1 Nice in France, and has been playing for Cardiff City since this season. He is a top star for the Welsh national team and wears the number 10 shirt.
The jersey request was the wrong time and place. It’s not uncommon for players to exchange jerseys in friendly matches, but it’s not common for a coach to ask an opposing player for a jersey. If you want to get a jersey, you can ask for it on the way to the locker room.
However, Klinsmann was criticized for asking Ramsey for his jersey in front of a crowd and with cameras everywhere.
“I didn’t know it was going to be such a big deal,” Klinsmann told reporters upon his return to Incheon International Airport on Thursday. “After the media reports came out, my son was criticized on social media. It’s sad and unfortunate. The physical therapist for my son’s team (LA Galaxy) asked for a Ramsey jersey and I gave it to him.”
Klinsmann’s son, Jonathan Klinsmann, currently plays goalkeeper for the LA Galaxy in the US Major League Soccer (MLS). A Welsh physiotherapist for the Galaxy asked Jonathan to represent Dad Chance.카지노
Sky Sports quoted Klinsmann as saying. “Klinsmann was criticized on the flight back to South Korea after the first win in Saudi Arabia. He asked for a Ramsey jersey to give to his son’s friend and was told he was ‘sad because his son has been criticized on social media’.”
Another issue was also reported. “Klinsmann had originally planned to stay in Europe to watch Kim Min-jae play for Bayern Munich. However, he was told by the Korea Football Association (KFA) that ‘the coach must return home with the team’ and went to Korea,” referring to the home-and-away controversy.