“I will press hard to prevent the attack of the Republic of Korea.”
Graham Arnold (Australia), head coach of the Australian national soccer team, said at an official press conference at the main media center (MMC) ahead of the quarterfinals of the 2023 Qatar Asian Cup against South Korea at Al-Zanub Stadium in Al-Wakra, Qatar, at 0:30 a.m. on the 3rd (Korea Standard Time).
“The Republic of Korea is a fairly good team. If you look at the squad, it is strong. I am looking forward to tomorrow’s game,” Arnold said. “We have to focus on playing as we planned. I will pour everything into the stadium and move forward to win.”
“The Republic of Korea has a lot of players with good individual skills, but they have allowed seven runs during the past four games. We will attack this area well,” he said, adding, “We will fight as a team. We will prevent the Republic of Korea’s attack by pressing strongly for 90 minutes.”
Australia had a whopping four-day break from the round of 16 to the quarterfinals. If calculated accurately by time, it takes 122 hours. In contrast, Korea can only rest for two days. In terms of time, it only takes 68 hours and 30 minutes. Australia has physical advantage. 마카오토토주소
“Given the current situation, I think the most important thing is the physical strength,” Arnold said. “We recharged our bodies and minds. We also rested the day after the round of 16. Everyone is preparing for the game with a good mindset.”