German football chief's family to stay in LA

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4 January 2005 , HAMBURG - Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann said he would not be relocating his family to Germany from Los Angeles prior to the 2006 World Cup. Klinsmann has been criticized by parts of the German media for spending too much of his time in Los Angeles, were his family lives. Klinsmann said in the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung", that he would base himself permanently in Germany some ten weeks before the opening match. Being in Germany earlier would not make any difference," he said. I do no

4 January 2005

HAMBURG - Germany coach Juergen Klinsmann said he would not be relocating his family to Germany from Los Angeles prior to the 2006 World Cup.

Klinsmann has been criticized by parts of the German media for spending too much of his time in Los Angeles, were his family lives.

Klinsmann said in the Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung", that he would base himself permanently in Germany some ten weeks before the opening match.

Being in Germany earlier would not make any difference," he said. I do not even need to bring my family."

He added, however, that it was part of the learning process that he needed to be more flexible about the time he spent in Germany. If there is a negative phase, I need to spend more time in Germany, even if it is at short notice."

For all social engagements that needed to be done team manager Oliver Bierhoff is very important, he said. I will tell him to please take over as they are things that really eat me up."

Kinsmann said that he sees his main work to get the players to be more independent. Too much was taken away from them. It is our wish that they take more initiative.

The ideal player is one who manages to bring the best out of himself - with all his ability and his whole personality. Every player should be who he is - a Kahn, a Ballack, a Mertesacker.

"It is our wish that the payer comes to the World Cup thinking: I am close to my 100 per cent. I have made a development going forward in the last two years and now it is time to make that work for me.

Of course we want to win the World Cup, but even if we do not win the tournament, the players would have undertaken a giant step forward. Everything that we do now is an investment into the future. Our goals have no time limit," he said. 

DPA

Subject: German news 

 

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