Shin Tae-Yong has been criticised of coming up with a defensive approach even before stepping into the game against Mexico, as the South Korea coach says that the weather in the game between the two nations will be favouring Mexico. It is expected to be hot weather at the Rostov-on-Don. Mexico and South Korea will be taking on each other in a group match. South Korea are in desperate need of a three-point return in order to stay in the competition. The Asian team lost 1-0 against Sweden in the opening group match and this has put in a lot of pressure on the team to get a positive result against Mexico.
“It is a lot hotter than we expected. I think there is about a 15-degree difference compared to our previous site.Our players really have to adjust, but I think at 6pm it starts to get a little bit windy and once the sun sets down, it will be okay.I think the weather will have an influence, and I think it will work in favour of the Mexico team because they are used to the hot weather. I think the change in the weather will probably impact us negatively,” said Tae-Yong.