Jurgen Klinsmann insists travelling to Ayrshire to watch Celtic star Oh Hyeon-gyu tomorrow is all part of his plans to end 64 years of hurt for South Korea in the Asian Cup.

The German icon will be an interested onlooker at Rugby Park along with his No.2 - former Israel manager Andreas Herzog - as he embarks on a tour of Europe to look at South Korea's players based in the continent.

The ex-Spurs and Bayern Munich striker, who has also managed Germany and the USA, was only appointed in February, but has already picked Oh for two friendlies last month and regards the new Hoops signing as an important part of his plans for the future.

South Korea are among the favourites to win the Asian Cup which will be played in Qatar in January next year. They haven't won the competition since 1960 and are desperate to change that.

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Klinsmann said: "The journey to countries in Europe which will begin this weekend is very important and is all part of the preparation for the Asian Cup.

"Hopefully, all of the players I watch will get as many minutes as possible. It will be nice to go to England, Scotland, Germany and Italy to see them.

"The goal is to win the Asian Cup. And to do that, you need a lot of work. This starts now.

"From now until January, everything myself and the coaching staff do is geared up to the tournament in Qatar."

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