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USA: ‘Reformer’ Klinsmann recounts time as German national coach with Schmeichel10:34

USA: ‘Reformer’ Klinsmann recounts time as German national coach with Schmeichel

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July 4, 2018 at 19:38 GMT -00:00 · Published

Former US and German national football team coach Jurgen Klinsmann recounted his time leading his national side through the 2006 World Cup in an interview with former Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel in Los Angeles in an interview aired on Wednesday.

Known widely back in Germany as the “Reformer,” Klinsmann talks about the resistance he faced when trying to make changes to the German side in the short time he had before the country hosted the World Cup in 2006.

“When a team wins a World Cup or a European Championship, it’s not by coincidence. It’s because certain factors falling into place and actually work and if some of those factors don’t work you won’t win that trophy,” he said.

“If certain people do not buy into the process or they hinder it, then you can have the most talented team on the planet and you’re not going to win the World Cup,” he said.

Klinsmann was let go following the US’ poor performance in the World Cup qualifying round but is rumoured to be favourite to manage Japanese national side.

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Former US and German national football team coach Jurgen Klinsmann recounted his time leading his national side through the 2006 World Cup in an interview with former Danish goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel in Los Angeles in an interview aired on Wednesday.

Known widely back in Germany as the “Reformer,” Klinsmann talks about the resistance he faced when trying to make changes to the German side in the short time he had before the country hosted the World Cup in 2006.

“When a team wins a World Cup or a European Championship, it’s not by coincidence. It’s because certain factors falling into place and actually work and if some of those factors don’t work you won’t win that trophy,” he said.

“If certain people do not buy into the process or they hinder it, then you can have the most talented team on the planet and you’re not going to win the World Cup,” he said.

Klinsmann was let go following the US’ poor performance in the World Cup qualifying round but is rumoured to be favourite to manage Japanese national side.

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