South Korea: Shin Tae-yong made gamers swap shirts to attempt to confuse opposition
South Korea’s coach says he made his gamers put on completely different numbered shirts in current friendlies to confuse opponents who he says can not inform them aside.
Solely Tottenham ahead Son Heung-min and captain Ki Sung-yueng wore their common shirts towards Bolivia and Senegal earlier this month, claimed Shin Tae-yong.
In the meantime, Sweden’s supervisor has apologised after claims considered one of his scouts spied on a closed South Korea coaching session.
The perimeters meet on Monday (13:00 BST).
“We switched them round as a result of we did not wish to present our opponents every part and to attempt to confuse them,” stated Shin.
“They may know a couple of of our gamers however it is extremely tough for Westerners to differentiate between Asians and that is why we did that.
“All coaches most likely really feel their opponents are all the time spying on them.
“I feel it is completely pure that all of us attempt to get as a lot data on one another as we are able to.”
In his pre-game information convention, Swedish coach Janne Andersson addressed accusations that considered one of his scouts, Lasse Jacobsson, covertly watched the Koreans put together in Austria.
“He heard a couple of apply session, he did not perceive that it was a closed session, he did not perceive and he watched from a distance,” stated Andersson.
“It is essential we present respect to all our opponents in all circumstances. If somebody might interpret it in one other manner we remorse it.
“It has been made a mountain out of a molehill.”
Monday’s match between the 2 sides may very well be pivotal for his or her progress in a tough group additionally that includes world champions Germany and Mexico.
Sweden captain Andreas Granqvist stated his workforce are “raring to go”.
“I’m actually trying ahead to this World Cup. We’re trying ahead to the match,” stated the 33-year-old defender.
“We have now had glorious preparations.”