Coach Klinsmann encourages the ‘Celtic Three Musketeers’… “A challenge to get out of the comfort zone”
“Your life and career will change as you enter Europe.
Even if you don’t get released, you can still play in Korea”
He also explained military service issues to foreign media…
“I also spoke to the Celtic manager about the three players”
National Soccer Team
National soccer team coach Jürgen Klinsmann praised Oh Hyun-kyu,
Yang Hyun-jun, and Kwon Hyuk-gyu, who went to Scotland’s prestigious Celtic, encouraged Korean players to advance to Europe.
In an interview with the Scottish media ‘The Scottish Sun’ published on the 5th (local time),
Coach Klinsmann said, “I am thrilled that Korean boys are at Celtic,” and added, 온라인카지노
“It is important to step out of the familiar space and take on challenges.”
He said, “If (advance to Europe) goes well, it’s fantastic.
It changes the player’s entire life and career.
Even if it doesn’t work out, I don’t think it’s a problem.
I can go back and play in the domestic league.”
In particular, Coach Klinsmann pointed out that there should be more European players in order to strengthen the competitiveness of the national team.
Coach Jürgen Klinsmann said, “It is a great thing for the Korean national soccer team to see players want to play in Europe,”,
“It is good for the national team overall that they are given opportunities in a big team like Celtic.”
He continued, “From an international perspective, if we want to succeed in future World Cups,
we need the best players playing in Europe,” adding, “I have high expectations for Oh Hyun-gyu, Yang Hyun-jun, and Kwon Hyuk-gyu at Celtic.
“He has the potential to become a very good player,” he praised.
Coach Klinsmann also explained the issue of military service for Korean players,
which foreign media do not know in detail.
Coach Klinsmann said, “The biggest problem that young Korean players need to solve is military service.”
“If they do not win the Asian Games, which are held from late September to October,
players will have to perform military service until they are 27 years old,” he said.
It appears that the current law allows those subject to military service
to stay abroad until the age of 27 when joining a European team,
according to the overseas travel permit system.
Coach Klinsmann explained, “Of course, you can win a medal at the Olympics.
There is no other way.
It’s the same whether you play for Real Madrid (Spain), Tottenham (England), or Celtic.”
He continued, “Oh Hyun-gyu has already completed his military service.
He was very smart,” and added, “I don’t know much about Yang Hyun-jun and Kwon Hyuk-gyu’s situation.”
In addition, he pointed out that the biggest enemy of European players is ‘loneliness.’
Coach Klinsmann said, “It is a psychological risk that many young players become lonely
when they go overseas,” and added, “It can be difficult because Korean and English are so different.”
He continued, “I’m afraid of being alone, but I talked to (Celtic’s) manager Brendan Rodgers about Oh Hyun-kyu about three weeks ago,” and added, “Coach Rodgers said he likes all three players very much.”
He added, “I told you there will never be any personality or discipline issues.
There is a Korean spirit.
Everyone listens to instructions and follows the rules well.”
Klinsmann is preparing for the Wales match, which kicks off at Cadiz City Stadium in Wales, England,
at 3:45 a.m. on the 8th, Korean time.
Coach Klinsmann included striker Oh Hyun-gyu,
who has not played a single official match since the opening of the season due to injury,
on the A-match call-up list this September.
“I was deeply impressed from the first time I saw him,” he said.
“He has the skills and tactical qualities to play as a starting player (at Celtic),” he said. “
Oh Hyun-gyu shows really good energy.”
“Sometimes I use it up too quickly,” he said.
“You have to build up your stamina eventually.”
“As a striker, he shouldn’t be breathing too hard at the last minute,” he added.