Germany head coach Joachim Loew has admitted that he has been impressed with the form of Mario Gotze during the recently-concluded campaign and the playmaker stands a chance of returning to the national team in the future. The 27-year-old has not made the national team since 2017 and this has partly resulted from the fact that he has been struggling with health issues.
Speaking in a press conference, Loew acknowledged that he has been keeping a close eye on Gotze, who contributed seven goals and seven assists during the recent Bundesliga season, he said: “I’m so happy for Mario (Götze). In the past few months, I have noticed that he is very dynamic and very well-trained. If he keeps up on this path, he will come back to the national team.”
A famous soccer coach from Europe has come to America for leading a major transition. He is famous for his playing career, but he is more famous for his managerial stint at the entrenched power. At the time when the team struggled, he said, insisting on this is all the parts of the process, and outside expectations are overstated.
Who is in Your Mind?
If you are a fan of Atlanta United frustrated by the poor beginning of this defending champions, Frank De Boer might be in your mind. However, the fan from America would also relate the whole description with another polarizing figure that fits this profile perfectly and this is Jurgen Klinsmann, former boss of the U.S. men’s national team.
The consequences of United States’ failure to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia will tell foe years, due to the loss of revenue for the U.S. Soccer authorities and missed opportunity for the players. The exact financial impact is unascertained, but is believed to be in the tune of millions of dollars.
Tax filings were released on Monday. However, the United States Soccer Federation can close the book on the amount of settlements involving the failed coaching staffs. According to tax-exempt status form for 2018, Jurgen Klinsman was paid $3.354 million for the last year of his contract by the federation.
“Jurgen Klinsmann would get the telephone if Stuttgart somehow happened to call him”, his agent Roland Eitel told SWR. This is the midst of reports to a Bundesliga return for the German football manager. He was also the head coach of the national team of United States. Having begun the campaign with high expectations, Stuttgart sacked their mentor TayfunKorkut in October following a moderate begin in the campaign. Sadly, rather than pivoting the club’s destiny, new manager Markus Weinzierl began his rule with three embarrassing defeats by giving away 11 goals and not scoring any goal in return.
Stuttgart are joint toward the last in the Bundesliga standings and reputes executive Michael Reschke has experienced harsh criticism, prompting reports that Jurgen may come back to the place where he grew up. This is also the same place where his hometown club is and the only place where he has not played badly. “Jurgen Klinsmann would surely dependably get the telephone if VFB Stuttgart were to call,” Eitel said. Nonetheless, Eitel included that Klinsmann would just consider coaching only at an international platform. Lately, Klinsmann said in a few meetings in German media that he close to wanted to come back to football, yet he won’t be sure in assuming control over a team which isn’t equipped for achieving the World Cup or even reach the semi-finals.
Jurgen Klinsmann’s representative, Roland Eitel, has although stressed that his client is looking for coaching jobs only with the national sides and not the clubs, but at the same time he said that Klinsmann wouldn’t mind having a discussion about a possible management role if Vfb Stuttgart approaches him.
Stuttgart was the club where Klinsmann enjoyed his most successful stint as a striker. He joined them in 1984 and during a 5-year spell; he went on to play 156 league games and netted 79 times. So he has that emotional connect with the club and Eitel didn’t rule out the possibility of the 54-year old, who doesn’t have any job for past some time after he was removed from the American set-up, returning to the club in the capacity of a manager.
The famous Jurgen Klinsmann is a German football manager and a former player and was the recent head coach for the United States national team. As a player, Klinsmann did compete for Germany team in the year 1994 with 5 goals and 3 goals in 1998 World Cups. In addition, he was known to be the first players scoring minimum 3 goals in 3 consecutive world cups. He is one of the 6th highest goal scorers as far as World cups are concerned
Jurgen Klinsmann recently shared his opinions by saying he would come back to international management to manage a country which would be capable enough to reach the World Cup semi-finals. He was under contract as United States coach previously through the World Cup 2018. After watching the World Cup which took place in Russia and seeing how United States missed the trophy, Klinsmann said that he would not think of rushing to international management.
Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has admitted that he is annoyed by claims that Mesut Ozil has been criticised in Germany owing to his Turkish roots. The 29-year-old called time on his international career shortly after the World Cup citing racism and discrimination as the prime reasons behind the move.
Since then, there have been plenty of former players, who have opined on the decision and Rummenigge has now given his own response. Speaking to Bild, he said: “That’s a tale told by his representatives, and I’m just annoyed by this. Agents these days make so many more statements, give so many interviews. It’s partially fairytales.”
The world was reminded how low United States football has sunk following the 6-1 demolition of Panama by England on Sunday. The loss sends the CONCACAF team home after losing two games in the Group G. This comes after the exit of another CONCACAF team Costa Rica from the competition. Well, they have Mexico representing them very well.
Panama were beaten by Belgium 3-0 before England added more to their woes. They would be happy to have scored their first ever goal in the World Cup though. Hopefully, they can get more of that when they face Tunisia in the final group fixture on Thursday.
Seattle Sounders manager Brian Schmetzer claims that he is looking forward to renewing the rivalry with Portland Timbers this weekend.
After an amazing run of form, Seattle have been propelled to the top of the table. The club will be looking to maintain this lofty position after having struggled with form for much of the campaign. It took several weeks for Seattle Sounders to find the winning combination, but now the club have been one of the top teams in the division. Seattle have been able to beat almost anyone in front of them, but Portland Timbers are only one point behind them in the table.
Ahead of the rivalry, Schmetzer was complimentary of Portland Timbers and he claimed that the table deflected the quality of the opposition. He knows that it will be an extremely difficult match for his team, but he hopes that Portland will not be able to claim a win. Forward Will Bruin was unavailable for the home game against Portland back in May. He was suffering from a dislocated elbow. (more…)
The son of former Germany international Jurgen Klinsmann is gradually carving his own niche at German club Hertha Berlin.
The 20-year old studies at Berkeley in California but reports say he has agreed to a pro football deal with Hertha Berlin.
Jonathan Klinsmann featured in every minute at the recent FIFA Under-20 World Cup as the Stars and Stripes team reached the last eight at the age grade event. He was pictured with Pal Dardai’s side for pre-season training with reports claiming the club reached out to the older Klinsmann after his World Cup appearance.
Jonathan is impressed to be in the second team of the club. He has had trials at Premier League sides West Ham and Everton and even at Stuttgart – where he father once played. He deems it a fantastic chance to play in a Bundesliga, getting very close to the action while developing as a keeper.
“It’s a completely different level to the USA. I arrived in Berlin a couple of days early to acclimatise. I trained with Ilja [Hofstadt, Hertha youth keepers coach]. He helped a lot and gave me a lot of tips for training with the senior team,” Jonathan said. (more…)