South Korea In Tough World Cup Group
South Korea have been given a tough draw at the upcoming World Cup after being grouped along with Kuwait, Oman, and Australia in the group stages. Australia have been put as the favourites to win the competition early on. South Korea’s manager Hong Myung-Bo has agreed that this is indeed a very tough draw for his team. Even though South Korea has managed to reach the finals of major tournaments in recent years, he says that this will be a tough test since they have to deal with a giant like Australia in the group stages itself.
South Korea – just like Australia – have qualified for the World Cup 2014. They will be looking to do well at this major tournament before shifting their focus towards the Asian cup. Hong Myung-Bo can be confident about his team’s chances of promotion at the moment since Australia are not doing too well. Even after the arrival of former Brisbane Roar’s manager Postecegolou, the team has been struggling to get results. Myung-Bo says that in the home advantage of Australia makes it very difficult for his team.
However, he has tried to be realistic by saying that the World Cup comes first and he wants to concentrate on this tournament.
“We’ve been grouped with the home team, Australia have home advantage and it will be a very difficult match. I know [Postecegolou] is the new coach of national team but I’m also the new coach of the Korean team. Before we play in the Asian Cup, we have the World Cup, so after we play in Brazil, we think about how we play against Australia. I haven’t thought about it but most important thing is how we prepare and hopefully we can make the quarter-finals,” said Myung-Bo.
South Korea have managed just two wins in the last five matches.