South Korea head coach Paulo Bento said they are not afraid of any team and feels no pressure for Monday’s World Cup Group H match against Ghana, where both teams need a victory after dropping points in the first game.
South Korea played out a gritty 0-0 draw with Uruguay but were poor in the final third and Ghana lost 3-2 to Portugal.
The Koreans are tied with Uruguay on one point, behind Portugal on three. Ghana prop up the standings and another defeat would knock them out of the World Cup.
“We are a good team and we are not afraid of any side. We have a brave team.” Bento said at a pre-match press conference.
“I don’t feel any pressure whatsoever. I would love the players to feel the way I do, but I know they come from a different culture… We will have a difficult game but we are able to do well.”
The game against Ghana is a make-or-break encounter for the Asian side. A win against the four-time African champions will give them the hope to qualify to the next stage.
The game will be played at the Education City Stadium at exactly 1:00pm.