South Korea national team manager Choi Kang-Hee has said that his team should play a little more adventurous football when they take on Lebanon in the second World Cup qualifying match in Goyang.
South Korea managed a very convincing 4-1 win over Qatar. As a result, they have gained strong foothold in the final qualification round. However, manager Choi Kang-Hee has said that the game against Lebanon will certainly not be as easy as the match against Qatar given that they are likely to play on the counter-attack and defend a lot.
As a result, the team should be more creative when they take on Lebanon if they are to get all three points. Another three points against Lebanon would make South Korea one of the favourites to make it into the 2014 FIFA World Cup to face off against the likes of Jack Wilshere and Cristiano Ronaldo, despite the fact that there is still a long way to go.
In order to play adventurous football, a lot will be depending upon the service provided by Lee Keun-Ho and Kim Bo-Kyung in the match. Both these players have been touted as the next big thing in South Korea, and manager Choi Kang-Hee is hoping that they deliver a performance fitting of that status.
"I've experienced defensive opponents and it's really difficult to beat them. We have to be more adventurous but careful of counter attack. What we need is a goal and three points. We'll focus on this. It's also important not to allow them to counter-attack, while we should try to break down their defence through set-pieces and shots from distance. We've got some good wide players as well, so we'll be able to beat them if we play our own football," Choi said. "I made two assists against Qatar but it was disappointing not to score. I want to score against Lebanon," Kim said.