Football World Cup: South Korean Coach Made Players Swap Shirts To Cause Confusion
‘It is very difficult for Westerners to distinguish between Asians,’ says Shin Tae-yong.
South Korea’s manager made his players wear different shirts in pre-World Cup friendlies to confuse ‘Swedish spies’.
Shin Tae-yong devised the clever plan ahead of South Korea’s high-pressure World Cup opening game against Sweden on Monday.
“We switched them around because we didn’t want to show our opponents everything and try to confuse them,” Shin Tae-yong told a press conference in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia.
“They might know a few of our players but it is very difficult for Westerners to distinguish between Asians and that’s why we did that.
“All coaches probably feel their opponents are always spying on them.
“I think it’s perfectly natural that we all try to get as much information on each other as we can.”
The hugely anticipated opening game is set to be a crucial one, as both teams prepare to face tougher matches in their group against Mexico and Germany.