Coach Bento and Coach Sergio, who led the Korean national soccer team for 4 years and 4 months until the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, mentioned Korea. On the 26th, coach Sergio appeared on the ‘Soccer Captain Kwak Ji-hyeok’ channel and told about the current situation. Because the meeting was held in a hurry in Lisbon, Portugal, director Bento could not come out in person and joined by video call.
Coach Bento said, “I wanted to go to the meeting today with Coach Sergio, but I couldn’t go because I had something really important. I’m sorry” and “Thank you so much for not forgetting us and coming to visit us. I miss Korean people, Korean life, and Korean food.”
Coach Bento was sent off shortly after the Qatar World Cup group stage second leg match against Ghana. He received a red card for protesting against referee Anthony Taylor. 먹튀검증 Because of this punishment, the third match against Portugal was directed by coach Sergio, not Bento. Korea advanced to the round of 16 with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Portugal.
Coach Sergio said, “I miss Korea so much. Life in Korea, which started in 2018, was really the best,” he said. “The Qatar World Cup group stage match against Portugal was a historic moment. It is difficult to meet my country (Portugal) as an enemy, but I wanted to give joy to Korean fans.”
Also, coach Sergio said, “I will go to Korea someday. I don’t know whether to go to work or go on vacation. will definitely go I can’t forget Korean fried chicken. It was really good. So do my children. These days, my second son said, ‘I want to go to Korea again. They say, ‘I don’t want to live in Portugal’” and smiled brightly.
Coach Bento and Coach Sergio took over as coaching staff for the Korean national soccer team in September 2018 and said goodbye after the World Cup in Qatar. He received a lot of trust from the players and achieved the achievement of advancing to the round of 16 in the World Cup. Thanks to that, he got the nickname ‘Benverge’. Director Bento even shed tears in his departure hall the day he left Korea.
Coach Bento took a break for half a year right after the World Cup and returned to the field. The last 10 days he took over as head coach of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) national team. His contract period is three years until the 2026 World Cup in North and Central America. In the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup tournament held in Qatar in January 2024, Korea and coach Bento may meet as enemies.