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South Korea coach Huh delighted with fightback against Nigeria

South Korea boss Huh Jung-Moo was delighted his players rallied to come from behind and then take the lead in this morning's 2-2 draw with Nigeria.

Following Kala Uche's 12th minute opener, Korea hit back through Lee Jung-Soo in the 38th minute and Park Chu-Young four minutes after the break before Yakubu Aiyegbeni netted a 69th minute penalty to level up the score.

Neither side could grab a winner but it didn't bother Huh who had guided his side to the Round of 16 after they grabbed four points from their three group stage matches and he was full of praise for his players after the match.

"I knew it would be difficult if we conceded an early goal, but the players reacted very well. And the penalty made it more difficult for us mentally as well," he said.

"Asian football is on the up. But there's still a gap between us and the rest of the world, and we need to work harder to close the gap. Against Nigeria, for example, we had many chances and played attacking football even when we were leading."

Andrew Slevison
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