Nestor Lawrence It led to his fifth game at the helm Colombia selection and managed to maintain the undefeated leader of the Tricolor against South Korea, although it was the first half in which they were equal. in the second part quickly found two goals in Ulsan to draw 2-2.
However, the Argentine coach acknowledged in a press conference the mistakes that were made, emphasizing that ” the goals would be avoidable.
“Besides the dominance of Korea in the first half, the goals are avoidable. The team is used to playing difficult moments of the game in which they can dominate, but without creating situations. In the second goal, we turned the bar and opened it, which will never happen again. And in the first, the ball was inside, I was talking about the loss and the pressure they were exerting. There are two avoidable ends, the one that worries me the most and shows a small lack of effort and mutual understanding between the majority of players.Lawrence is condemned.
However, it also highlighted make it positiveespecially young footballers who have the opportunity to compete.
“It leaves me alone, it is what it is. The young guys played, it was not easy to get to this pitch against a great team that had a great World Cup, a lot of work and performance. The young people played and I’m happy that they complemented each other and performed well to ensure a happy future for the National Team“, he commented.
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Recovery in the middle; “You go slowly to consolidate the young players. We could have made three or four changes at half time because of the game, but we give him credit and say that you can also do with them. If not, the young people would have been exposed, and it would not have seemed fair to me at the time. I am grateful that they changed it in the middle and showed them that it was going to happen”.
Analysis of Korea and the unexpected: “I renewed their faith and we changed things quietly, but more than anything to get into the game, it cost us. They had a tactical change compared to most matches of the World Cup: Son played after the ‘9′, and not on the left wing, and it is difficult for us to control his position. We had logistical problems coming to the stadium, so the game was delayed, it took us a long time and the team did not finish the warm-up. There are no excuses, but facts and wrong start and previous protocols. Then a few fixes were made and the game was released.
Against the World Team: “This is a goal, but it doesn’t happen from one day to the next. It’s time to win the first games and compete for the best titles. Today he is competing with the World Cup team, who are playing against Portugal, Ghana, Uruguay and Brazil. For it was the most difficult region for me, 16 rounds around and the best in the world was seeded. The team is a lot of hard work and they competed very well. We didn’t play well in that part of the game, we were having a hard time getting on our feet, we were under pressure recently and it upset us a bit, but we recovered the game”.