Thursday, July 26, 2007

Sth Korea regroups for 'terrible' final against Japan

South Korea's coach Pim Verbeek said his team has regrouped for Saturday's play-off against Japan for third place at the Asian Cup. "We will not give up because Korean footballers never give up. We will go for the third and fourth place match. I think it's the most terrible game there is in football, but we will go for it and we will be ready again Saturday," he told Robert Smith of AFP. "If the Korean fans think we didn't play a good tournament then the fans have to think very deeply about having a real vision of international football. I think a lot of countries would be very proud if their teams got through to the semi-final and fought until the last seconds and two times in extra-time for 120 minutes. I would be proud if I was a fan of Korean football. We were not outplayed once in this tournament, we were fighting like hell to get the good result, if people think it is not enough, then it's okay. I have no problem with that, I think it's a problem for the Korean people, not my problem."

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