Torreira emphasized that Uruguay will not underestimate South Korea


Even though his team is superior, Uruguayan national midfielder Lucas Torreira admits he will not underestimate the strength of the South Korean (South Korean) squad in the Group H match of the 2022 World Cup, Thursday (24/11).

“We always approach every game with the same mentality, it doesn’t matter if it’s against South Korea or Portugal,” Torreira said after training at the Al Erssal Training Site in Doha, referring to two of Uruguay’s three group stage opponents. In group H, Uruguay will also face Ghana.

The match between Uruguay and South Korea will take place at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, west of Doha, Thursday (24/11).

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“Whenever we wear the Uruguay jersey, what matters most to us is respect for our rivals, and obviously trying to win the game. We know the first game can decide whether the World Cup is good or bad. We are clear in terms of what we want to do and , in my opinion, we will be ready for Thursday.” he was quoted as saying by Yonhap news agency.

Torreira said he and his team-mates spoke about the need to respect every opponent, given Saudi Arabia’s stunning 2-1 win over Argentina on Tuesday.

Saudi Arabia became the first Asian team to score multiple goals against Argentina in a World Cup match.

Uruguay is ranked 14th in the world, 14 ranks above South Korea. Torreira called the Taegeuk Knights ‘very aggressive rivals’.

“We have analyzed their strengths and weaknesses,” he said. “We’ll try to cover all the pitch and control the spaces. We know where we can punish them. Anything can happen and what we’ve seen lately is the team that makes fewer mistakes is the team that wins, and that’s what we’re prepared for. ” (Ant/OL-1)