Korea responds to new coach with win over Iran

The Korean national team led by head coach Dick Advocaat is off to a new start after a decisive victory over powerful rival Iran. In the A match against Iran held Wednesday at Seoul World Cup Stadium, Korea came out on top, 2-0. The win was the team’s first in four years and six months. Prior to the game, players told a press conference of their confidence in Advocaat:

“Our coach is soft, but authoritative. While we are in a training camp, he makes us lead an easy life, but sticks to principles. He gets furious when we appear too relaxed during training,” Kim Jin-kyu (Jubilo Iwata) said. “He makes us feel mentally strong and tense,” Park Ju-young (Seoul) said. And Park Ji-sung (Manchester United) said, “Advocaat emphasizes pressure. In particular, he stresses forward players’ movements around the goal posts and defense.”