[골닷컴] Reporter Kim Dong-ho = Son Heung-min talked about the secret of Bentoho’s organizational power.
The Korean national football team, led by coach Paulo Bento (53, Portugal), played Group H in the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar group stage against Portugal at 0:00 am (Korea time) on the 3rd in Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar. In the last game, they came from behind to win 2-1.
Bentuho, who won that day, rose to second place in Group H (1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss, 4 points). The two points and goal difference were the same as Uruguay in 3rd place (4 points), but they were ahead in the number of points. As a result, it is 12 years since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, and it has managed to progress to the round of 16 for the second time in history.
It was finally decided that Bentuho’s opponent in the round of 16 was Brazil. Brazil progressed to the final with 1st place in Group G (2 wins, 1 draw, 7 points). On the 6th, at 4:00 am at Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar, they will face each other for tickets to the quarter-finals.
Son Heung-min’s dedication shone through in the match against Portugal. Son Heung-min, who was wearing a mask due to an orbital fracture injury, battled through the injury. At the end of the game, he threw away his mask and ran. Son Heung-min shed tears of joy as he assisted Hwang Hee-chan’s come-from-behind goal in extra time in the second half.
After the match, Son Heung-min told the British Daily Mail, “I am very happy and very proud. What can I say. Our performance was unbelievable. Everyone gave it their all and I’m happy and proud to be with this team.”
“It was a similar moment to 2018. We beat Germany 2-0. If Mexico had won, we might have progressed to the round of 16, but this time it was different, and we were waiting for a different result. “
The foreign press describes Korea as a well-trained army-like team with strong organizational power. Son Heung-min said, “We spend more time together than friends or family. We’ve been here for over a month, so we’re very close.”
Also, “It can be very sad for players who can’t play, but I’m grateful because I wasn’t disappointed and I supported everything from the bench. I am delighted and grateful to lead this team. It makes a big difference.”