The official website of the Bundesliga has highlighted a famous moment from Jürgen Klinsmann’s time as head coach of the South Korean national soccer team.
The Bundesliga website took a look back at Klinsmann’s unexpected behavior in the 31st round of the 1996-1997 season between Bayern Munich and SC Freiburg. Klinsmann, one of the biggest stars of Giovanni Trapattoni’s Bayern Munich squad, had been substituted for Karsten Lakis after signing off during the game, and he walked to the locker room in a fit of rage.카지노사이트
After a quick high-five with Lakis, Klinsmann made a hand gesture to indicate that it was all over, and then lost his temper by shouting at Trapattoni and kicking a billboard on his way to the locker room. He was so angry that he punched a hole in the billboard.
At the time, Klinsmann had been the team’s leading striker, scoring 13 goals. He had also made his presence felt in the previous round, scoring a goal in the Munich derby against 1860 Munich, where he was substituted early after scoring a goal against 1860 Munich. At the time, Klinsmann told reporters, “I think I’m too good. I wonder what would have happened if I had been Karl Heinz Rumenigge or Uli Hoeness”.
In other words, he was strongly dissatisfied with Trapattoni’s judgment, and in the next game, against Freiburg, he was furious when he was substituted.
This was highly unusual for Klinsmann, who is known for his ability to laugh and smirk at even the most aggressive questions and situations. Recall that it was Klinsmann who performed a diver’s gesture after scoring a goal on his debut for Tottenham Hotspur in response to being called a “diver” by the British media.
However, to borrow a phrase from Korean commentators, the incident was a “duvet kick” for Klinsmann. “Years later, Klinsmann said, ‘I scratched my ankle badly from that kick, but I was ashamed to show it,'” the Bundesliga website reported.
Klinsmann also apologized to Trapattoni the same day, and then-Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß overlooked the incident. Klinsmann, along with Japanese battery manufacturer Sanyo, who was featured on the perforated billboard, reportedly raised money to help underprivileged children. It was a happy ending in many ways, as the team won the title, but Klinsmann left Bayern Munich after that season.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich’s then-president Uli Hoeneß recreated Klinsmann’s billboard rage kick in 2012. In many ways, it was an incident that stuck in the minds of fans.