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Result Of Taeguk Warrior’s Final Test Spell Good Future

Result Of Taeguk Warrior’s Final Test Spell Good Future

Prior to submitting the final members of his squad, Hong Myung-Bo, South Korea’s national football team asked his European based players to represent the country in a friendly against Greece. Such move is instrumental in helping the squad’s top brass in determining the perfect combination of players that shall represent the country in Brazil.

 

According to Hong, the friendly against Greece is the players’ “final test.” The squad’s head honcho expects to see familiarity and a thorough understanding of their playing style from the team members. He also noted that he will be “experimenting” with different tactics. However, he warned his players that no one is “guaranteed’ for a spot in the squad, thus, complacency has no room in the said in the match.

 

Hong’s moves show similarities to that of USA’s head coach, Jürgen Klinsmann where the latter chose to drop his usual Major League Soccer (MLS) lineup to pave way for his Europe-based players during the friendly against Ukraine.

 

Unfortunately, the change, or rather, the experiment seemed to work well only on Hong’s side. The Taeguk Warriors thrashed the Greeks with a convincing 2-0 victory whereas the Stars and Stripes fell to Ukraine.

 

With their impressive performance, it looked like Hong and his squad is almost ready to make some noise in Brazil. Their next friendly is pitted against Tunisia. After the said match, Hong will then announce his final squad.
The World Cup trophy is one of the most coveted silverwares that South Korea, still lack. So far, their biggest feat is placing 4th during the 2002 World Cup match.

 

 

Image Source: Times Union

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