Loss to Ghana ‘totally unfair’ – South Korea assistant coach

South Korea assistant coach Sergio Costa mentioned Monday’s 3-2 defeat by Ghana was an unfair end result for the Asian aspect, whose World Cup marketing campaign is stalling with the crew rooted to the underside of Group H.

Cho Gue-sung’s brace was not sufficient for South Korea to drag off a comeback towards Ghana in a match through which the Koreans dominated the opening exchanges however paid the value for making errors.

South Korea have one level from a goalless draw with Uruguay and they should beat Portugal in Friday’s remaining group sport to have any hope of reaching the final 16. Portugal and Uruguay meet in a while Monday.

Costa addressed the post-match information convention after head coach Paulo Bento was proven a purple card for his protestations within the remaining minute of the sport when the referee blew the whistle with South Korea about to take a nook.

“Within the first 25 minutes, we had been capable of management the sport with ball possession which was superb. We made good passes and fulfilled our technique for the match. After the primary purpose, issues modified till the tip of the primary half,” Costa mentioned.

“At that second, we misplaced management. The second half was completely completely different — we had management, ball possession and created alternatives to attain.

“The result’s completely unfair. Not even a tie would have been truthful. We clearly deserved a win… rely on us for the following match.”

South Korea gamers appeared dejected after the sport as they fell to the bottom, whereas captain and key participant Son Heung-min was in tears.

Requested about their response, Costa mentioned: “The response is of a bunch that felt an absence of equity on the finish. It’s regular for somebody (to react that means when) they did all they might to win however weren’t ready to take action.

“I feel we ought to be unhappy and have a sense of lack of justice however we additionally must be very proud that we gave our all on the pitch.”

Bento’s purple card means the Portuguese is not going to be on the touchline when South Korea tackle his native nation, who’re captained by Cristiano Ronaldo.

“He gained’t be current on the day of the sport and that might be a loss for us as a result of he is a good supervisor… however that can make us get higher, be united and produce collectively all our energies,” the assistant coach added.


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