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Yuribe, who plays Porto, “Korea is a really good team…a chance for us to grow”

Matteus Uribe expressed his anticipation ahead of the match against Korea. 

The Republic of Korea national football team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, will face Colombia (17th in the FIFA rankings) in the first leg of the March A match of the ‘Hana Bank Invitational National Football Team Friendly Match’ held at Ulsan Munsu World Cup Stadium at 8:00 pm on Friday the 24th.

A pre-press conference was held on the 23rd at Ulsan Munsu World Cup Stadium. After the Korea Pre-Press Conference attended by Klinsman and Son Heung-min, Nestro Lawrence and Uribe came in from the Columbia Pre-Press Conference. Uribe is a player in charge of the midfield in Porto, Portugal’s most prestigious club. He is a midfielder who contributes to Porto’s performance by consistently securing playing time, although not a firm core.

With Willimar Barrios out through injury, Uribe’s importance has grown. Uribe will be centered among the aggressive Colombians.

[Q&A at the press conference for Yuribe] 

– The World Cup has passed and a new World Cup is ahead. How will you deal with the new qualifiers and the Korea-Japan evaluation match?

Colombia is in a step towards the future. Basically, there are many good players. There is a mix of experienced veterans and young players. Many young players joined. I want to get it through breathing. 

– You played against Korea in 2019. How do you rate Korea?

Korea is a good team. had various advantages. I think it’s a physically strong team. Colombia is not far behind either. Owns the ball and is good at possession. You can evaluate your ability well while dealing with Korea. I think it will be an opportunity to grow step by step through this game. I gain a lot of confidence and flow is good. We are expecting good results from this evaluation match. I think we can get a lot from this evaluation match. Because Korea is such a good team.  메이저놀이터

– How do you feel about playing with coach Lorenzo? How do you feel about digesting different tactics?

Of course there are difficulties, but I can play in any position. Since I was a coach, I have been with him for a long time, so I can do everything well. You have to do what you can if the team wants it while you are there. 

– The midfield fight is the point of watching the game. The Colombian midfielder is good, but the Korean midfielder is also very good. I wonder if you know them well. And speaking of Colombia’s strengths?

Of course, I know them well because they are playing on a world-class level. I think he is a versatile and good player. Hwang In-beom, Lee Jae-seong, and Lee Kang-in are all good players, so I think the key is to take possession of the ball from them. 


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