eujin wrote:Hong isn't going to play her instead of Pak Chu-yeong is he?
I too have been struct with the pessimism now. Losing 4-0 to Ghana is overdoing the lowering of expectations a bit too much. If they concede an early goal against Russia and then struggle to get back into the match the tournament could head south in a hurry. The problem with having a senior player like Pak Chu-yeong who's got something to prove is that it's his last chance and they're not going to really listen to him while he's struggling and recounting his adventures on the Watford bench, negating the whole point of having him as a senior leader in the team. It's worse as a striker too, as they basically get judged by goals. Koo ja-cheol should be fine as he's young enough to get another shot and his body isn't about to give up on him. Son Heung-min doesn't seem like the type to rally the troops and really needs to play off other players and Ki Seung-yong isn't smart enough to be a leader. Lee Chung-yong is going to need to be the man to step up now.
Right now I think I'd settle for a decent showing and a narrow scoring defeat against Russia. They need to score. I almost think losing 2-1 or 3-2 would be more encouraging than scraping a 0-0.
Not sure who they have that can take the team by the scruff of the neck and get them going.
PCY and LCY were the two at the last world cup but they also had a few other experienced heads around them.