Paulo Bento leaves the South Korean national group: «I made the decision in September» – South Korea

The Portuguese Paulo Bento introduced that he’ll now not be the coach of South Korea, after the defeat of Brazil (4-1), in the spherical of 16 of the 2022 World Cup, in Qatar.

“Our participation ends right here and now it is time to consider the future, which is not going to undergo the Korean national group. I’ll relaxation after which I’ll see what I’ll do. The gamers, the president, it’s a decision that I’ve taken it since September. Now I end confirming it and thanking them for every little thing they did and every little thing they gave”, he stated.

In the press convention after the assembly with Brazil, Paulo Bento stated that he “couldn’t be extra proud” to educate the South Korean national group, which he has led since 2018. “If it’s not the greatest group I’ve labored with, it is certainly one of the greatest,” he stated.

Regarding the spherical of 16 assembly, Paulo Bento stated that “he’s saddened by the outcome, however very happy with what these folks have executed in 4 years”.

This is Paulo Bento’s second World Cup as a coach, after main Portugal in the 2014 World Cup, when the ‘quinas’ group did not make it by means of the group stage.

The statements of Paulo Bento, to Canal 11, in the combined zone:

Results in opposition to Brazil

“There is little to say about the outcome. It was a good victory for Brazil, it was and is the greatest group. I feel that the recreation after, with what our technique was, we did not do it at the time . we wish. Although it is laborious to clarify, with a purpose so early, I do not assume we began the recreation badly. We took the first purpose with no pleasure, then the second purpose was a penalty that we conceded in a state of affairs that I believed was in fairly good management. It wasn’t a harmful transfer. After 2-0, the recreation was nearly over. We made some errors in the first half that resulted in some transitions to in Brazil, nearly each time they reached our purpose in the first half they scored a purpose. We tried to regroup and reorganize for the second half, to calm the gamers down a bit u g evaluation of actions. We modified our approach of enjoying, we began enjoying 4-3-3 and never 4-2-3-1, I feel Brazil additionally lowered its depth a bit of bit in the second half. we have been allowed to play a bit of. Like I stated, it was a good win for the greatest group. It would have been fairer to have scored extra factors in the group stage, particularly in the recreation in opposition to Ghana, which we clearly deserved to win. But I feel we left picture of the high quality of the recreation of this group and the sequence of what we did in 4 years, a course of that was stunning and lengthy. Today, I wish to congratulate and congratulate my gamers for every little thing they’ve executed in these 4 years.

Decision to go away the technical order

“I’ve taken this decision since September, the gamers find out about it since that second. There is an invite on the a part of the federation, then there’s a decision on my half. It is evident that in case you enter for invitation there are issues that you’ll obtain and different conditions which is harder to simply accept. I went again to speak to the president after my decision and I understood that the day was over. I understood that, I confirmed it once more. my coronary heart and to proceed working with them I’d have stayed , I haven’t got the slightest doubt. But I’ve made different choices at different occasions extra with my coronary heart than with my head, I really feel that now, on account of the expertise I gained, I take advantage of my mind extra in my feelings. , I’ve to complete a protracted course of that doesn’t exist in Korea. As you understand, I’ve been in different lengthy processes, like Sporting and the National that Team. It was a fantastic expertise, with an incredible group. It’s all the time powerful It’s not protected to say that is the greatest group we have ever labored with, nevertheless it’s undoubtedly certainly one of the greatest groups I’ve ever labored with.

What comes subsequent?

“Now, touring to Korea after which caring for issues that must be taken care of: saying goodbye to some folks after which going again to our nation to relaxation a bit of and see what comes.”

Support for the National Team for the the rest of the World Cup

“Obviously, I imagine that in this World Cup there will likely be a double pleasure, passing the national group that I handle and for which I’ve nice affection and respect and the national group of my nation. dramatic for us as a result of it could and should that if there’s justice in soccer, a recreation that decides the first place in our group, however this isn’t doable. If we change into world champions, even higher, and any more root in Portugal.


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