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Sunday, June 13, 2010
Rehhagel urges improvement

Soccernet staff

Greece boss Otto Rehhagel said his side had to "get their act together" after a poor performance as they went down 2-0 to South Korea in their World Cup opener. They only managed three shots on target and were outplayed throughout.

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"We've got to improve a couple of things and be brave and courageous enough," Rehhagel said. "The Koreans played very well, they used their chances, we didn't."

South Korea opened the scoring after seven minutes thanks to some poor defending. "You've got 18 people in the penalty area and there is a hard hit cross, anything can happen if the defender doesn't head away the ball properly," he said. "I knew the Koreans would be very fast, very swift and they would run the extra mile to get the ball. It was a well deserved win for South Korea.

"We'll go back to Durban now and analyse what went wrong factually and soberly and try and improve for our next game."

Greece midfielder Alexandros Tziolis had no complaints. "I think it was a fair result. We didn't play well & we have very few options. There's no other option than to go all out."

Greece's next match is against Nigeria, who lost 1-0 to Argentina, at Bloemfontein on Wednesday.

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