Mentor Bento proud of Koreans but actions down after Brazil Earth Cup defeat

DOHA, Dec 6 ― Paulo Bento declared that he is standing down as coach of South Korea subsequent their 4-1 Entire world Cup last 16 defeat by Brazil yesterday but claimed the conclusion had been designed months ago and was not impacted by anything that happened in Qatar.

“From now on we just have to believe about the potential and it will not be with the countrywide group of the Korean Republic,” he said at the publish-match push conference.

“I’ve just introduced it to the gamers and president, it was a decision established in stone in September and I thanked them for everything they’ve completed.I am happy to have been their manager for much more than four years. Now I am heading to relaxation and see what happens future.”

Bento said he was immensely delighted to have labored with a Korean side who arrived at the knockout phase for only the 3rd time and specially happy with how they did it.

“Brazil deserved to gain and of training course I am sad for the result but it has been remarkable what has took place with Korean soccer in excess of the last 4 yrs,” stated the previous Portugal midfielder whose past global visual appeal as a player came in a defeat by Korea at the 2002 Environment Cup.

“We have been pretty daring in how we approached the sport now – even while we had been small on energy (from the team’s small turnaround) we were loyal to our style to the close and I was really happy of that.”

Bento was ideal to be happy of a crew who made extra excellent chances versus Brazil in 90 minutes than the Globe Cup favourites faced in their earlier three games blended.

They may have sneaked into the final 16 on objectives scored but Korea confirmed admirable tenacity and spirit to preserve chasing, attempting and producing in spite of becoming on the conclude of a whirlwind Brazilian performance that brought four fantastically-designed ambitions inside the to start with 40 minutes.

Bento’s facet had only 1 stinging shot by Hwang Hee-chan, brilliantly saved by Alisson, to clearly show for their minimal attacking efforts in the to start with fifty percent as Brazil ran riot.

The favourites took their foot off the pedal in the 2nd 50 % but that is not a notion their rivals are common with. As they have in every single video game in Qatar they worked relentlessly, chasing every Brazilian attacker then pouring bodies ahead on their own inspite of the clear hopelessness of their bring about.

They were rewarded when Paik Seung-ho smashed in a stunning consolation goal from 25 yards and remaining the pitch with their heads held high.

“What we did during the group phase was extremely good,” Bento mentioned. “We could and need to have beaten Ghana (in a game they misplaced 3-2) but I make no apology for repeating myself about how satisfied and very pleased I am.” ― Reuters