“We saw Sweden had taken the lead so we needed to keep the pressure up but our team was missing the ease of play and the classiness we usually have. So, we deserve to be eliminated, yes,” said Low, who had never failed to reach a semi-final before in his 12-year reign.”At this tournament we didn’t deserve to win again or move to the round of 16. We were eliminated not because we didn’t want to win but we never had the chance to take a lead at any point – we were always lagging behind, trying to keep up.”
Both of the South Korean goals came in injury time. Kim Young-gwon scored from close range, a goal initially disallowed for offside but then awarded after video assistant referee consultation.
And with goalkeeper Manuel Neuer losing the ball in South Korea’s half, Ju Se-jong found Son Heung-min with a long ball and the Tottenham forward tapped into an empty net