Sweden and South Korea went head to head yesterday in a fierce World Cup game that ended in the Swedes taking out a 1-0 win. Yet, South Korea’s training ground antics have delivered more entertainment than kicking a ball into a net ever could.
Basically, Sweden’s manager Janne Andersson was forced to apologises after one of his scout/spies was found to be at a private South Korean training session, he reckons that he believed it to be a public sesh and left when he was told to, but surely you’d begin to clock on when you notice you’re the only person there.
Speaking to the media, Andersson reckons that “[Jacobsson] heard about a practice session, he didn’t understand that it was a closed session, he didn’t understand and he watched from a distance.
“It’s very important we show respect for opponents, always and in every way. If it has been perceived in another way, we apologise.”
Ever the tactician, SK’s manager Shin Tae-yong anticipated the foul play and devised a plan to throw the spy off by swapping his player’s kit numbers.
“It’s very difficult for Westerners to distinguish between Asians,” he said.
“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.”
Sneaky as hell. I bloody love it.
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