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‘Hot’ and with a ‘bitter taste’ Uruguayan players end in a goalless draw with South Korea

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The Uruguayan soccer team was dissatisfied with the goalless draw against South Korea on the first day of group H in Qatar 2022, a match in which the Charrúas hit the post twice.

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“Seeing how the game went, it tastes bitter to us. It has been even, in which the clear chances were in our favor, but luck was not on our side. (I am) happy with the delivery of the team. And now, to correct and work for what is coming, which is very hard”, said the Uruguayan goalkeeper Sergio Rochet.

According to the goalkeeper, regarding the level of the World Cup: “It will cost all the teams, because the best play here; in sight it is Our group is very even”.

In addition to the South Koreans, Uruguay shares the key with Ghana and Portugal, the latter team led by the star Cristiano Ronaldo.

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The Uruguayan Matías Viña did not hide his discomfort with this Thursday’s result: “Obviously, hot, because we wanted to start winning and we couldn’t. Now there are two games left to win and try to qualify”.

The Roma player added, regarding the recipe for improvement: “Be calm. See the videos and analyze the game we played to face what is coming”.

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Among the clearest scoring chances that La Celeste had were a Diego Godín header at minute 43 and a whiplash from Federico Valverde at minute 89. In both cases, the stick saved Kim Seung-gyu, South Korea’s goalkeeper.

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Godín precisely recognized at the end that things did not work out for his team: “It cost us the start: many inaccuracies, losing many duels, which is our forte. We couldn’t get out clearly, beyond some counter or some still ball.

Diego Godín (left) and Cho Gue-sung, in the dispute for the ball. Photo: Ronald Wittek

The experienced defender added: “We know that the World Cup is even and that if you can’t win, you can’t lose. Now we have to work and prepare for the next game. There’s no time for regrets, just to correct and take care of things that we can improve. Uruguay has quality and players to give much more”.

For his part, the Uruguay coach, Diego Alonso, stated: “The team tried, searched and insisted. We are guilty of not having that fluidity that we always have when it comes to generating head-to-heads by band. In general terms, I am happy with what the footballers have done. Surely, the classification will be decided in the last day, more with the result we did, but it does not condition us. The classification will depend on what we can do”. (D)

Source: Eluniverso

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