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South Korea boss promises better defending at World Cup

10 June 2014 13:12

Head coach Hong Myung-bo has vowed to improve South Korea's defending ahead of the FIFA World Cup.

The Group H hopefuls were beaten 4-0 by Ghana on Monday in their final warm-up friendly before taking taking on Russia next week.

Even Ghana coach Kwesi Appiah was critical of Hong's side - advising them to be more "careful in defence".

Offering his views, the former South Korea international highlighted individal slip-ups rather than a wider-ranging problem.

"I don't think it was systematical errors but rather mistakes of a few individual players that led us to give up the first two goals, which later led us to a rout," Hong explained.

"I think players were under huge pressure as it was our last test. They were all tense and could not give a 100 per cent performance."

The coach went on to claim his side can fix their defensive frailties.

"Only about a week is left before we have our first game against Russia but we can fix the problems in a short period of time and that's football," he continued.

"Although we were defeated, I hope it will have a positive impact on the players."

South Korea will also face Algeria and Belgium in their World Cup group.

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Competition
Friendlies
Date
10 June 2014
Kick-off
01:00
Half-time
2 - 0
Full-time
4 - 0

Goals

J. Ayew 11'
(assist by A. Ayew) 
1 - 0
A. Gyan 44'  
2 - 0
J. Ayew 53'
(assist by S. Muntari) 
3 - 0
J. Ayew 89'
(assist by A. Adomah) 
4 - 0

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