Bento: “Good game… Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan’s injuries should continue to be seen.”


Bentuho scored a cool shower goal in the first match of the new year, signaling the start of a good start.

The soccer team, led by coach Paulo Bento, competed against Iceland in an evaluation match against Iceland held at Mardan Stadium in Antalya, Turkey on the 15th at 8 pm (Korean time), Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk), Kim Jin-gyu (Busan), Uhm Ji-sung A relay goal from (Gwangju) led the team to a 5-1 victory.

In the first match of the year, where the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be held, he showed off his hot offensive football and brightened the outlook.

“It was a good game,” Bento told the Korea Football Association. I trained for a week, and I prepared well and showed good performance. In today’s game, we were able to control all of the ball and play.”

He continued, “He responded well to the week’s training. There are things to be improved, but I will train for a week more and prepare well for the two final qualifying matches after one evaluation match.”

Bentu is currently training in Turkey ahead of the 7th and 8th World Cup qualifiers against Lebanon on the 27th and Syria on the 1st of next month.

Because it was not the match A period designated by FIFA, the European team, who is digesting their team schedule, could not join.

Coach Bento is calling players from the K-League and Japan’s J-League to cover the odds. While qualifying for the World Cup is likely, the plan is to expand the talent pool by examining as many players as possible.

In the midst of this, attacking resources Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), who are active in the English Premier League (EPL), are uncertain to join in the final qualifiers due to injuries. In this match, Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk) and Kwon Chang-hoon took their place.

In this regard, Bento expressed his satisfaction, saying, “Mingyu Song and Changhoon Kwon are well aware of the team style.”

Regarding Heung-Min Son and Hee-Chan Hwang, he said, “I think we will have to keep an eye on the injuries of the two players, just like next week. After that, you have to make a final decision (whether to join or not),” he added.

On the 21st, Bentuho will play one more evaluation match against Moldova.

Coach Bento said, “First, we will rest and recover, and then we will start training for the second week from Monday. We have to look more closely at the starting and replacement plans,” he said.

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