Heung-min Son explains what people at Spurs have told him about Klinsmann

Tottenham Hotspur star Heung-min Son has told the Evening Standard that people at the club have filled him in on his new international manager Jurgen Klinsmann, and he’s heard nothing but good things.

Klinsmann was announced as the new head coach of South Korea at the end of last month, following former manager Paulo Bento’s departure after the World Cup in Qatar.

Tottenham legend Klinsmann had been without a job since leaving Hertha Berlin back in 2020.

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The German will now lead South Korea into the next World Cup, which is likely to be Son’s last.

Son currently has 35 goals in 108 appearances for his country (Transfermarkt). He is also the current captain of South Korea.

The Tottenham link between Klinsmann and Son could well prove to be beneficial for Korea.

Klinsmann’s reputation clearly precedes him, and Son has been learning all about the former Tottenham icon ahead of the international break.

He said: “At Tottenham, we still have people who spent time with coach Klinsmann back in his playing days, and he has such a sterling reputation.

“I have only had brief conversations with him, but I could already tell he was a great man who cares so much about players.”

On what he has been hearing from those around him at club level, Son added: “Tottenham officials told me we have an exceptional coach for South Korea, and that has only raised my expectations.”

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This period before the next World Cup is likely to be Son’s last throw of the dice at international level, and hopefully he can strike up a good relationship with Klinsmann and the two can flourish together.

Klinsmann’s record as a coach is a little spotty, but he does seem to do better when the expectations are lower, so this could be a perfect fit.

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