South Korea will face Qatar tomorrow in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Quarterfinals, and manager Paulo Bento wants the South Koreans to be more ruthless in front of the goal.
South Korea and Qatar are meeting tomorrow in the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Quarterfinals.
And the Koreans remember how they had a hard time beating Bahrain 2-1 in extra time on Tuesday in the Round of 16.
Which is why South Korean coach Paulo Bento has asked his side to be more aggressive and ruthless in front of the goal.
“I am not concerned that Son [Heung-min] hasn’t scored, it isn’t mandatory that he scores for the national team,” said Bento to Spanish media outlet AS.
“For us, what is most important is that we score in every game in this competition. I think we should have scored more goals as we created a lot of situations in almost all the games we played.”
“It is not important who scores, what is most important is that we create opportunities and score,” he explained.
“It will be a very difficult game. They are very good offensively and defensively. This is a team that has worked together for a long time with a coach who knows the players very well.”
“We know we are going to face a very tough game against what many people believe are one of the favorites for the tournament,” Qatar coach Felix Sanchez Bas said.
“Once you reach this far in the competition, it is normal to have injuries or players suspended.”
“We are a group of 23 players, and we have every confidence in all the players who are here,” he said.
“Of course, it would be better to have everyone available, but we are sure that we will maintain our [current level] and be ready to compete.”