Sun 27 November 2022 | 13:22

Ghana coach, Addo: I always wish Son Heung-min well, but not tomorrow

Ghana coach, Otto Addo, has praised Son Heung-min's character and discipline ahead of the match against South Korea.

Ghana who lost 3-2 against Portugal on Thursday, faces

South Korea

in their second

World Cup

Group H match on Monday. Portugal is at the top with three points. Uruguay and Korea both have one point.

Ahead of the match, Ghana coach, Otto Addo who worked with

Son Heung-min

at Hamburg's academy, said he always expected Son to become a top player.

"We will try to stop every attacker. We did it well against Portugal, mostly,"

Addo said in a press conference on Sunday.

"Son is a very good player, operates between the lines and has a very good shot. I had the pleasure to have him [when I was] under-19 coach at Hamburg.

"Very good character, he's hard working, I really like his character, he is very, very disciplined, he became so good because he worked so hard for it.

"This is what I hope for him, and expected. You can't predict everything, especially in youth players but I saw something in him, so I proposed him to the first team squad.

"For sure, he did well there and has had a great career. I always wish him all the best, except for tomorrow.

"I am happy for him that he's healthy again, or that he can play at least. We will stop him together as a team. This is what we tried to do against Portugal. It’s always about closing gaps, closing spaces and we do that together as a team."

Korea coach, Paulo Bento, also said that Son was getting used to wearing the mask against Uruguay and now after playing 90 minutes with the mask, he is ready to play a key role for them against Ghana.

"Because he was recently injured and he was also adapting, trying to get used to wearing the mask,"

Bento said of Son's performance against Uruguay.

"He needed to feel at ease with his team-mates and the opponents. From his viewpoint, I think the second game will be different, he's been able to play 90 minutes."

source: SportMob

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