Asian Cup Australia Coach Graham Arnold: “Korea’s Speed and Technique are Blocked with Pressure”
Australia's coach Graham Arnold, who is competing against Korea on a single-legged basis, predicted, "We will block Korea's strengths of speed and technique through pressure."
Coach Arnold said this at a press conference held at the Main Media Center (MMC) in Doha, Qatar, on the 1st, a day before the quarterfinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup against Korea.
He also emphasized, "We gave up only one goal in four games. 카지노사이트
On the other hand, Korea conceded seven goals.
We will attack this area well."
When asked how to stop Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Korea's 'best weapon', he replied, "There are many good players in Korea.
We will complete the mission as a team."
The quarterfinals between Korea and Australia will kick off at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah at 0:30 am on the 3rd, Korean time.
The following is a Q&A with Director Arnold.
- What are your resolutions for the Korean War?
It’s nice to come this far.
Korea is a pretty good team.
I'm looking forward to the game tomorrow.
- Australia has two more days off.
How can we utilize that advantage?
I think that is the most important point in the current situation.
Our players recharged their bodies and minds.
I also took a break the day after the Indonesia game (round of 16).
Everyone is in a good mood.
- Are you ready to fight against Korea?
We will prepare for battle.
Korea has a very good player lineup and many choices.
We will focus on ourselves.
We expect the players to radiate tremendous energy.
The starting list will be confirmed after the final training this afternoon.
I always trust and have expectations for our players.
I will move forward to win.
- Korea scores a lot of goals in the second half.
How to prepare?
Korea is strong.
But we have to focus on ourselves and play our game.
We gave up only one goal in four games.
On the other hand, Korea conceded 7 goals.
I will attack this part well.
- Australia was not a 'strong' favorite to win the tournament at the beginning, but it looks different now.
In Asia, Korea (25th) and Korea (23rd) are quite close according to the FIFA rankings.
We will give our all on the field.
Over the past four to five years, Australian soccer has been creating a 'model'.
It also provides a lot of inspiration to children who want to become soccer players.
- How can we stop Korea's speed?
All players will apply pressure.
That's our strategy.
There will be 90 minutes of pressure.
We will block Korea's strengths of speed and technique through pressure.
- How to stop Korea's Son Heung-min?
There are many good players in Korea.
We will complete the mission as a team.