Low aiming to stop South Koreas counterattacks

first_imgGermany boss Joachim Low believes that South Korea poses a dangerous threat on the counter-attack that must be neutralised if they are to progress to the knockout stages of the World CupFollowing Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos’ dramatic late winner for Germany in their 2-1 win over Sweden last weekend, hopes of becoming the first team to retain the World Cup since Brazil in 1962 are alive once more for Low’s side.Die Mannschaft must now defeat South Korea by two or more goals or better Sweden’s result to ensure progress to the last 16.South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong has already hinted that they will be using a counter-attack strategy with players like Son Heung-min expected to play a prominent role today.“South Korea don’t only have Son, but they also have other players who are able to execute fast break chances,” said Low, according to Yonhap News.“South Korea have two or three players who can quickly counter-attack, so that will be our test.”Ensuring that there are no mistakes made in the midfield will be a key part of Low’s game plan.Top 5 Bundesliga players to watch during the weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Bundesliga’s Top 5 players to watch next weekend.The German…“If we lose the ball, the opponents can go deep and open space,” he said.“I hope we don’t lose the ball like we did in previous matches.”If Germany fails to win, then they must hope that Sweden either draw or lose their final Group F game against leaders Mexico.If both teams draw, then the side with the higher-scoring game will finish second.But if they finish with the same scoreline, then Germany will progress due to a superior head-to-head – on the back of last Saturday’s win.The match between Germany and South Korea will take place at the Kazan Arena at 16:00 (GMT +2).last_img