Castrov’s appearance during the German Football Association (DFB) Pokal match in April 2023 (left)

German Sky Sports report Castrop from Nuremberg in the 2nd Bundesliga

German media reported that former coach Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany), who left the Korean national soccer team, tried to select a midfielder who was born to a Korean mother and a German father and plays in Germany to the national team. .

Sky Sports Germany said on the 24th (Korean time), “According to sources, the Korea Football Association is trying to persuade Jens Castrop, a 20-year-old talented midfielder who plays for FC Nuremberg in the German second division Bundesliga,” and “Nuremberg is also aware of this.” “It was reported.

The media reported, “Coach Klinsmann, who has now been fired, tried to select Castrov during the international break in March. Andreas Köpke, who had played for Nuremberg, contacted him.”

Köpke was the goalkeeper coach of the Korean national team under Coach Klinsmann.

Castrov is known to have dual nationality, having a Korean mother and a German father.

Born in Düsseldorf, Germany in 2003, he played in the youth teams of Düsseldorf and FC Cologne before joining the Cologne professional team in 2020, but did not make his first-team debut, and played in the second division Bundesliga after being loaned to Nuremberg in 2022.

Thanks to his performance during the loan period, he was permanently transferred to Nuremberg last summer, and has appeared in 17 league games this season, scoring 2 goals and 1 assist.

According to a past interview reported by Sky Sports, Castrof said, “I am German, but my mother is from Korea, so we have quite a connection. I have also been to Korea several times.”

“Korea is a really beautiful country. The people and culture are great,” he said, adding, “So I have the Korean flag as well as the German flag.”

Castrop, who has already been called up to the German national team from the age of 16 to under 20, has never made his debut as an adult national team member, so there is no major obstacle to choosing Korea.

However, even if it is true that there was a push to select Castrov for the Korean national team, it is unclear whether it can continue as it was an initiative led by the previous coach.

The Korea Football Association has formed a new national team strength strengthening committee and is in the process of selecting a new national team head coach. 스포츠토토

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