Coach Paulo Bento described South Korea World Cup qualifier win against Turkmenistan as a fair result. However, he wants more efficiency from his players even if they scored twice and held the hosts scoreless in the match.
According to National Football Team news, Jung Woo-young and Na Sang-ho scored a goal each in their first World Cup qualifier game. The nation is looking to qualify for the tenth straight time. Although the team dominated in the first half, they came out flat after the halftime break.
Bento told football news reporters that there seemed to be two different squads in the two halves. In addition, he said he was happy with how they played in the first half. In fact, they had possession of the ball and created scoring opportunities.
South Korea World Cup Qualifier Away Victory
Na Sang-ho scored in the 17th minute after the cross by Jung Woo-young went his way. It was his first international goal in the South Korea World Cup qualifier win. Jung Woo-young scored the second goal in the 80th minute with a free-kick. South Korea won 2-0.
In the second half of the game, they made several small mistakes. Also, they allowed counterattacks from Turkmenistan. Football betting analysts described the second-half performance as dismal. It felt like the team didn’t play the way they wanted to.
However, South Korea’s scoring trouble is not something new. Bento said that it is the players’ fault that the squad is having a hard time putting the ball into the net. Also, the coach wants the team to look at the bigger picture. This is something the team will work on in its next practice.
Bento emphasized the need to be more efficient to covert their scoring opportunities. In fact, they don’t have any troubles creating scoring opportunities. They need to concentrate harder to ensure they convert those chances.