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Wanchope complacido con la actuación en la gira asiática

Acción del partido amisto del 14 de Octubre, 2014 entre  Costa Rica (uniforme blanco) y el anfitrión  República de Corea en Seúl,  (Foto cortesía  FIFA.com) 

SEOUL, Corea del Sur - Después de completar una gira de dos partidos de Asia con un par de victorias, el entrenador de Costa Rica Paulo César Wanchope se mostró satisfecho por el nivel mostrado por  su equipo.

Las victorias sobre Omán (4-3 el 10 de octubre) y la República de Corea (3-1 el 14 de octubre) fue la forma ideal después del  título logrado en la Copa Centroamericana  hace  sólo un mes antes.

"Fuimos eficientes en defensa y en la  posesión de la pelota  igual", dijo Wanchope.

Contra los coreanos, Celso Borges anotó dos goles y Oscar Duarte  aportó otro para un equipo  Tico que se vio obligado a soportar la presión intensa del equipo de casa.  

"Era lo que esperábamos", señaló Wanchope. "Corea es un equipo que sabe cómo reducir los espacios. También podríamos haber estado  más eficientes en defensa”.

"Era vital para romper la presión de Corea."

Para Borges, el desempeño fue como el que tuvieron en los cuartos de final de la Copa Mundial.

“Me interesa más que el equipo le fue muy bien , tocamos muy bien la pelota, organizados defensivamente y eso es lo que deja más satisfechos a todos,” dijo el mediocampista de AIK. “Hay que seguir demostrando  ese respeto que ahora nos tiene la gente que nos ganamos durante el Mundial.”

 Costa Rica estará  inactivo hasta el 13 de noviembre, cuando  visite a  Uruguay para una revancha de su memorable encuentro de la Copa Mundial del 2014 de la FIFA, que fue  ganado 3-1 por los centroamericanos.

 
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