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ON-POINT: S. Korea loses to Brazil 5-1, what improvements do they need to make?
Updated: 2022-06-03 05:27:28 KST
It's time for On-Point, where we speak to experts to delve deeper into some of the key issues in the spotlight right now. Last night, South Korea faced off against Brazil in a friendly ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, set for later this yearin which Brazil easily defeated Korea 5-1.
While a ton of attention was on the Brazilian national football team, which boasts some of the best players in the world, including Neymar, many also had their eyes on the EPL Golden Boot winner Son Heung-min. For a look at last night's match, and the upcoming World Cup, we connect with Kim Tae-ryung, sportscaster and CEO of FitTogether. Good morning.

First off, what's your take on South Korea's match against Brazil? A pretty big loss for South Korea.

Despite the loss, many say that it's the most talented national football team South Korea has had in the run up to a World Cup. But, what are some things the team still needs to improve on?

What kind of role will Son Heung-min play for the Taeguk Warriors during the World Cup? He has been less aggressive in attack with the national team, as opposed to when he plays for Tottenham.

How will teams like Portugal, Uruguay, and Ghana strategize against South Korea in Qatar, especially with Son Heung-min now garnering more attention from opposing teams?

(If we have time) Other than Son Heung-min, who do you think will be a difference maker on the national team and why?

Thanks for your insights. Looking forward to speaking to you again.
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