After coming back from two goals down in the second half, South Korea suffered a painful defeat to Ghana, losing 3-2 at the Education City Stadium.Embed from Getty Images
Monday’s loss is detrimental to the Taegeuk Warriors’ hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. They now need to beat group-toppers Portugal and hope that Uruguay avoid defeat to Ghana in order to give them any chance of keeping their journey in Qatar alive.
After the match, South Korea manager Paulo Bento said his side ‘were punished due to defensive mistakes’.
‘I thought our general performance was good’ Bento told the media in a post-match interview.
’I think that we made enough to win the game, even to draw would be unfair in my opinion’.
Bento will be absent from the touchline for South Korea’s final group game against Portugal due to his protests towards referee Anthony Taylor after the full-time whistle.
In his post-match press conference, Ghana manager Otto Addo said the way his team defended was ‘extraordinary’ despite conceding twice.
‘Each team has the strength to come back ,we really felt it but it was good to see how mentally strong we are’.
If the Black Stars avoid defeat against Uruguay on Friday afternoon then they will be through to the knockout phases of the World Cup for the first time since 2010.