December 3, 2022

Even from a demoralizing 5-1 loss to Brazil in a males’s soccer pleasant match Thursday, South Korean captain Son Heung-min has a constructive takeaway.

Son, the joint Golden Boot winner within the Premier League this previous season, was held with no aim at Seoul World Cup Stadium as one other worldwide star, Neymar, had a brace of penalties within the victory.

Brazil relied on their superior expertise to benefit from shoddy South Korean protection, and Son stated it was an necessary studying expertise for himself and his staff.

Son Heung-min of South Korea salutes the gang after a 5-1 loss to Brazil in a males’s soccer pleasant match at Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul on June 2, 2022. (Yonhap)

“It was an honor to have the ability to study from such a world-class staff,” Son stated of Brazil, No. 1 within the FIFA rankings. “It was a particularly tough match for us, but it surely was additionally a possibility to study an important deal.”

Son gave credit score the place credit score is due, saying the Selecao placed on a clinic, each with gamers’ particular person expertise and their general group.

“They’re the type of gamers that may exploit even small errors, and we now have to enhance in that facet,” Son stated. “A lot of the 5 objectives they scored have been the outcomes of our miscues. Then again, I feel it was encouraging for us to create scoring possibilities in opposition to such a robust staff.”

Son thanked 64,000-plus followers for his or her assist, and he additionally apologized for sending them dwelling disenchanted.

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“It most likely wasn’t the outcome our followers wished, and we’re disenchanted as properly,” Son stated. “We perceive we now have an extended methods to go. However we are going to do our greatest till the World Cup and provides our followers one thing to smile about.”

South Korea will play three extra friendlies this month as a part of preparation for the World Cup, which kicks off in Qatar in November. Up subsequent is Chile on Monday, adopted by Paraguay on June 10 and Egypt on June 14.