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South Korea coach wants to win heavily against Sri Lanka by using Van Dijk's 'enemy'

South Korea coach wants to win heavily against Sri Lanka by using Van Dijk's 'enemy'

Paulo Bento said he wants the Korean team to win by a number of goals and is considering whether Hwang Hee-chan or Hwang Ui-jo will play at the beginning.

South Korea is ranked 37th in the FIFA rankings, they will welcome the 202th ranked team, Sri Lanka, at Hwaseong. This is the 2nd match of the Korean team in Group H, before that Tiger Tiger won Turkmenistan with a score of 2-0 on September 10th.

Although only having to face tiny Sri Lankan team and will win easily, South Korea's coach Paulo Bento still believes that his students have goals to strive in this match as well as at FIFA World Cup 2022 qualifiers.

The Portuguese strategist said: "Whenever we (the Korean team) meet weaker opponents, everyone predicts that we will get a result with many goals, I want to so but in modern football this doesn't always happen. So I don't want the subjective players in this game".

Over the past few weeks, Korean football fans have also shown great interest in how Bento will arrange the team's offensive line after strikers Hwang Hee-chan of Red Bull Salzburg and Hwang Ui-jo of Girondins Bordeaux scored continuously. In particular, Hwang Hee-chan had a superb performance against Liverpool, passing the ball through Van Dijk to score a goal.

In addition, on the attack of the Korean team, there is an inviolable Son Heung Min and the Kim Shin-wook monument. A comfortable headache for coach Paulo Bento: "Son Heung-min will play, but I'm not sure how long he is fit to play. I have some ideas for using Kim Shin-wook, but still consider other options like Hwang Hee-chan and Hwang Ui Jo".

South Korea coach wants to win heavily against Sri Lanka by using Van Dijks enemy

South Korea vs Sri Lanka match information

Time: 19:00 (GMT+8) on October 10th

Venue: Hwaseong Stadium, Hwaseong

‎‎Competition: Group H of 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier (AFC)