The Korean national football team coach Paulo Bento (53), who led the team to advance to the round of 16 in the World Cup after 12 years, left a final message to the fans.
On the 13th, coach Bento said through the Korea Football Association, “I would like to thank the people of Korea for their support over the past four years.”
Coach Bento, who took the helm in August 2018, led Korea to the round of 16 at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. During his tenure, he suffered from a lot of criticism, but he persevered and made Korea’s 10th consecutive World Cup finals and the first away round of 16 since the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Coach Bento said, “I am especially grateful for the professionalism, attitude and attitude shown by the players. The players gave me the opportunity to have the most beautiful experience that I will never forget in my life.” It was a fantastic experience, but the most important thing was the ability of our players to deal with difficult moments, which made us stronger as a team.”
In particular, the national team led by him impressed the fans by showing Korea’s unique soccer that did not lose an inch against the world’s soccer powerhouses throughout the three group stage matches. Even in the round of 16 match against the world’s strongest Brazil, in a situation where they lost 0-4, they did their best until the end and avoided defeat with Baek Seung-ho’s fantastic mid-range goal. Four years of companionship ended like that, and the Bento division, including Vitor Silvestre, Philippe Coelho, Sergio Costa, and Pedro Pereira, left Korea on the night of the 13th.
“I would like to congratulate everyone who has been with us on this fantastic journey that made Korea happy and proud,” Bento said. And our players will always be in my heart forever.”
▶ Farewell message from coach Paulo Bento
I would like to express my thoughts after spending time with the Korean national soccer team.
First of all, I would like to thank the people of the Republic of Korea for their support over the past four years.
Also, I would like to thank all the support staff. 메이저놀이터
Special thanks to the players for their professionalism, posture and attitude. The players gave me the opportunity to have one of the most beautiful experiences of my life that I will never forget. It was a fantastic experience, with some good moments and some difficult moments, but most importantly it was our players’ ability to deal with difficult moments, which made us stronger as a team.
Personally, I don’t know how to thank all of you for the respect, affection and support you all showed during this amazing experience with the national team.
Congratulations to everyone who joined us on this fantastic journey that made Korea happy and proud. In particular, I think we should congratulate the athletes more sincerely for all that we have achieved.
Also, I would like to say a word to our coaching staff. I don’t think we would have experienced all of this without the knowledge, professionalism and cohesiveness of our coaching staff.
Now is the time to leave looking to the future, wishing for the endless development of Korean soccer. Korea will always be a part of my life and our players will always be in my heart forever.