World Cup: Korea manage conditions before crunch match against AlgeriaUpdated: 2014-06-21 18:14:04 (KST)
Korean midfielder Lee Chung-yong walks the field with the team doctor, as part of his recovery training.
It's not that he has a specific injury, but he spent too much energy as he played the full match with Russia, earlier this week.
While most players focus on training in preparation for the team's next game with Algeria next Monday, defender Hong Jeong-ho hasn't yet fully recovered.
"I try to keep my spirits up because it helps my body to heal faster."
Defender Park Joo-ho, who had earlier dealt with inflammation in his right foot, has recovered well and is ready to play in the next game.
"I am a football player and I desperately hope to play in the game, even if it's just for a minute."
Head coach Hong Myung-bo directs diverse trainings, focusing on each position, while meticulously checking the body condition of every individual football player.
As the team faces two matchups next week -- one with Algeria on Monday, and the other against Belgium on Friday -- condition management is more important than ever. as players will need all the speed and stamina they can muster to push forward in the competition.
Park Ji-won, Arirang News.
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