South Korea manager instructed his players to wear different numbers at the back in order to confuse the opposition scouts in the World Cup.
South Korea’s coach confirmed that he instructed his players to wear different number in their back in recent friendly matches. He did this to confuse their managers and buy some time for his team to deliver attacks. Also according to him, Son Heung-min from Tottenham and the team’s captain, Ki Sung-yueng are the only exception in this plan.
Both of them wore the usual number in their recent matches against Senegal and Bolivia earlier this month. Meanwhile, Sweden’s manager admitted that one of his scouts went to spy South Korea on their closed training session. Both teams are expected to meet on Monday on a World Cup match. The manager has apologized though, but spying is still a serious act of crime and FIFA has to respond on this case.
According to famous online betting in India, South Korea’s manager, Tae-yong confirmed that the original idea for switching the number is because they didn’t want to show everything they have to their opponents. The more they can confuse them, the more time they can buy and the more successful attacks they can make.
The manager believed that this strategy would work because it is usually difficult for Western players to distinguish Asian players. In this case, if they can hide their key players in plain sight, the more likely they can move freely and deliver fatal blow to the opponent.
As for the spying incident, he believed that it is natural for all managers to do their best to ensure their team will win the game. All coaches probably have the feeling of being spied by their opponent, but it should never stop them from making surprise attacks and beat them instead.
During a press conference, Janne Andersson, Swedish manager, addressed the media about the spying accusation that involves one of Swedish scouts, Lasse Jacobsson. He was reportedly spying on South Korea’s closed training in Austria. It seems Andersson has made a good decision in addressing this scandal because he needs the Swedish people to trust their players. If he can’t fix the problem quickly, his players will soon lose the spirit to play.
Without the spirit, not even he dares deploying them to the field.
For his first major tournament, Janne Andersson also wants to make everything good and clear. He has only one dream: to bring Swedish to pass at least the last 16. If he succeeds, he would be the first one capable of doing so since they first achieved it in 1994.
According to Andersson, Lasse Jacobsson ‘spied’ on their opponent because he didn’t think it was a closed training. He might hear about it from someone, but he failed to understand that it was not an open session. He didn’t understand the circumstance, so he chose to watch from a distance. In this case, the manager believes his scout should not be blamed.
Furthermore, he said that it is important for them to pay respect to their opponents, under all circumstances.
South Korea’s approach to training is quite intriguing and it will be interesting to see if it bears any fruit. The match against Sweden failed to provide any optimism and the Asian giants will now hope to produce a better performance against Mexico.