Klinsmann on attacking tactics: “If you have a fantastic No. 9, you can win trophies”

Klinsmann on attacking tactics: “If you have a fantastic No. 9, you can win trophies”

Jürgen Klinsmann spoke to a Singaporean media outlet about Germany’s Euro 2024 campaign and the value of a traditional number nine.

Klinsmann was on hand for the 2023-2024 AFC Champions League match between Johor Darul Taqlim and Ulsan Hyundai on July 7 in Johor Bahru, and the match between Ryan City Sailors and Jeonbuk Hyundai on July 8 in Singapore.

Klinsmann was interviewed by Singaporean publication The Straits Times during the trip. <In the interview, which was published under the name of The Sunday Times, the weekend edition of The Straits Times, Klinsmann shared his views on soccer in his native Germany.

When asked to predict Germany’s performance at the upcoming Euro 2024, Klinsmann responded with a “positive”. “Overall, we have a very talented group of players,” Klinsmann said. The coach (Julian Nagelsmann) is also young and enthusiastic, so he speaks the language of the players a little bit closer,” Klinsmann said, “so I’m sure Germany will have a very good tournament.”

Klinsmann also had high praise for Germany’s 30-year-old striker, Niklas Fühlkrug, who has been criticized for being a pale shadow of the German soccer goalscorers of the past. “Even if he is a late bloomer in his career, he is a great player,” Klinsmann said, “I like the way he plays and I think he can do the job in goal.”

Klinsmann said he’s more worried about the possibility of Poulcuk not playing. “If he can’t play, we have a problem,” Klinsmann said. Because Germany has always relied on a good number nine for decades,” Klinsmann said. The former “great number nine” emphasized the value of the position and insisted that Germany should be able to develop a good striker. 토토사이트

“The trend has changed a bit because the coaches want to utilize a different approach tactically,” Klinsmann said. They play a 4-2-3-1 minus one striker and it becomes a 4-5-1. Leaders have sacrificed a striker in the last 15 years, but it’s one of those tactical changes that happens over the years under fantastic managers,” he said, assessing the tactical trends in world soccer over the last decade or so, including the Fall Nine.


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