Saturday, June 12, 2010

Speedy Koreans Overpowers Lethargic Greece To Claim Victory

Korea Republic became the first team to put three points on the board in this summer's World Cup finals. They did so in style beating a lethargic Greece 2-0. The result was so comprehensive that the Greek players were constantly chiding each other. The speed and quickness of the Korean attack were simply too much for Greece to contain.

Under Otto Rehhagel, Greece have become known as a tough, organized and disciplined outfit. And so it was very surprising that they fell behind in the 7th minute to a setpiece goal. The second goal was an even bigger gift! Greece indulged in some loose passing which resulted in Korean captain, Park Ji Sung intercepting the ball. He then went on a determined run to score the killer second goal.

Quote from Otto Rehhagel, Greece coach,
Neither team knew exactly where they stood going into the match. We had the first chance but we were unable to take it. We were caught napping for the first goal and never really got into the match after that. We just didn't have that bit of luck you need. South Korea were worth their win because they took their chances and we didn't. We didn't tackle well and Korea played themselves into a frenzy. The best teams in the world are up against each other here and it's the little things that make the difference. We'll go away and have a look at our mistakes now and then raise our performance in the next game. We still have every chance.
I bet there will be more singing like in this video if Park Ji Sung keeps dishing out standout performances like the one against Greece.

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