TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Uruguay national team midfielder, Lucas Torreira, says his colleagues have never underestimated the opponents they will face in the Group H stage World Cup 2022 Qatar. He notably underlined that he was reluctant to underestimate South Korea, who he will face in the first game.
“We always face every game with the same mentality, no matter if it’s against South Korea or Portugal,” Torreira said after training at the Al Erssal training site in Doha on Tuesday, November 22, 2022. .
Group H is fairly evenly distributed. This group includes Portugal, Uruguay, South Korea and Ghana. The Uruguay vs South Korea match will be held at Education City Stadium, Al Rayyan on Thursday, November 24, 2022.
According to Torreira, the first thing a Uruguayan national team player should do is try to respect his opponent. Only then will his comrades seek victory.
“We know the first game can decide the right or wrong direction for the World Cup. We are clear what we want to do and I think we will be ready for Thursday.” he was quoted as saying by the Yonhap News Agency.
Lucas Torreira who now defends the Galatasaray club says his friends talk about the need to respect every opponent, especially after watching Saudi Arabia beat Argentina. He viewed South Korea as a very aggressive opponent.
“We analyzed their strengths and weaknesses. We will try to control the whole pitch and control the space. We know where we can punish them,” the 26-year-old said.
According to Torreira, anything can happen at the 2022 World Cup. He said a team that makes fewer mistakes has a better chance of winning. “That’s what we prepared,” he said.
Previously, Argentina national team surprisingly lost to Saudi Arabia with a score of 1-2 in the first match. In fact, in that game, Lionel Messi and his friends had scored a goal before it was finally canceled due to video assistant referee (VAR) assesses that there is a breach or off-side.
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