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Name Jurgen Klinsmann
Gender Male
Ethnic German
Job German Footballer
Desc Often foreign strikers can take a season or two to acclimatise to the rigours of the Premier League. Not this man. Arrived at Spurs from Monaco and immediately scored 20 goals in 41 league matches, despite a turbulent season which saw Osvaldo Ardiles replaced by Steve Perryman and then Gerry Francis


Org Germany National Team
  USA National Team
Club as Player Inter Milan
  Tottenham Hotspur
  AS Monaco


Father Siegfried Klinsmann
Son Jonathan Klinsmann

2014 11 10 Retrieve

[Jürgen Klinsmann talks about Tottenham Hotspur current situation where the fans was booing] You always want to have the crowd on your side. That comes and leads from the field. If a game doesn’t go well then it’s normal that the crowd has every right to be a bit pessimistic. That’s normal. I actually thought the crowd tried to give positive energy to give them a push. The 2-1 came and I had the feeling that the equaliser would be right there. But it wasn’t meant that way

2016 11 26 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klinsmann thanks fans and players for their support on his Facebook page after he was fired as head coach of USA after over five years at the helm] I just simply want to say, ‘thank you, thank you, thank you’ to all of you for an amazing ride over the last five and a half years. It’s been an amazing experience. It’s been a huge, huge honour to lead the national team over that amount of time. We’ve had some amazing experiences together. It’s come to an end, and obviously you’ve got to respect that. I want to say a very, very special ‘thank you’ to all of the players. The response from them yesterday since the news came out has been overwhelming. All the text messages and calls I received from the players of support, it’s been very emotional for me. I really, really appreciate it. I wish them the best of luck. I was a thousand per cent convinced we were going to qualify for Russia 2018 after those two losses. It’s now down to a new coach getting the job done, but I’m still convinced he and the team will get the job done and will have a tremendous 2017 and hopefully a tremendous World Cup in Russia

2017 01 29 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klinsmann talks Youri Djorkaeff and Arsene Wenger at AS Monaco] Wenger told me Youri needed to learn what it meant to ‘become a 24/7 pro’. I watched and saw how he got Arsene’s message. It took weeks and weeks, but when he broke through, there was no looking back

2017 05 20 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klinsmann is hoping Argentina’s Lionel Messi can add to his illustrious career with victory at next year’s FIFA World Cup in Russia] There’s a chance he’ll get it in Russia next year. A player like Messi needs to seal his legacy by winning the World Cup. I want him to win it because he deserves it. I admire Messi, I’ve always admired him. But I also admire Diego Maradona, especially because I played against him several times, in Inter against Napoli and in Argentina versus Germany. He is an artist because he saw what anyone else couldn’t see. He knew what he was doing and what he was going to do, even before he got the ball. He was always an artist in the field. Messi is different, he is a perfectionist. He’s a great character because he’s humble. He has one main quality: he’s a great scorer

2017 07 29 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klinsmann tells that his son Jonathan Klinsmann’s move to Hertha Berlin is ‘a great story for the family’] My father [Siegfried Klinsmann] was a fanatical Hertha supporter; he took me to my first game as a kid between Stuttgart and Hertha. For us as a family too, it’s a great story that Jonathan has secured a contract with Hertha. It’s the start of a hopefully long career for him

2018 05 05 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klinsmann speaks about his admiration for Harry Kane] I’m a big admirer of Harry. He’s very complete in his game. He can score with his left foot, right foot, his head and he’s a great passer of the ball. He’s a great connector as well, a little like Teddy Sheringham was. He was always complete as a player as well. I’m even happier because he comes out of that great culture created by Spurs, a product of the academy. That makes you super proud because you feel even more connected with him. I just think that the foundation of every club in the world is its own products, its own players

2018 05 19 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klinsmann speaks about the nature of tournament football] I realistically saw a group growing into the World Cup 2018 that could go into a semi-final. The World Cup has nothing to do with the four years prior to that. It’s a completely new chapter. Whenever I played in a World Cup or European Championship, it gave me so much energy. I don’t know why. I could have had a poor season before that tournament, and suddenly that tournament brought me to life. Whatever happened the last couple of months before didn’t matter. We almost didn’t qualify for Italy in 1990 with Germany. We had to win our last game against Wales, and I still remember that Mark Hughes missed a 100-percent chance two minutes before the end of the game. He had a free header and he put it over the bar. If he puts that in, we’re not going to Italy. And then we won the World Cup

2019 10 02 Retrieve

[Jurgen Klinsmann give advice to Christian Pulisic] You never know it’s the right fit unless you do it. Christian did well to say: ‘I’m going to throw myself in another cold water, go over to London and throw myself in the Premier League, and I have to fight through the system there’. So that’s what he’s in

He’s a very special player, he’s tremendously talented, but this is a big step because Borussia Dortmund was also basically the club where he got formed into a professional player. He came out of the youth system there, he moved himself up, he had all the support within the club and now going to London – also to one of the biggest clubs in the world – you’ve got to bring your elbows out

You don’t have that automatic assurance at Chelsea. At Chelsea it goes from game to game, week to week. You’re basically in training and you have to tell the coach: ‘I’m in, I’m going to start this game’. So it’s a little bit more cold, it’s a bit more nasty. What I mean with the elbows is that you have to become nasty in order to make yourself a starter