Koreans optimistic of result despite resting stars

Suwon Bluewings coach Seo Jung Won is confident his team can still qualify for the next stage of the Asian Champions League.

The Bluewings have travelled to Melbourne to take on the Victory in a must win clash at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium.

The Korean coach is confident that while they’re on the bottom of the table they can still take three points from the Victory and have a chance at qualification.

“We are on the bottom of our table, the difference is only three points, and if we win tomorrow we have a good chance to qualify, our players are motivated for the game," Won said.

Jung Won says he has brought a much younger squad to Melbourne for the purposes of not risking his senior players getting injured.

“We bring many youngsters to here in Melbourne, the coach has faith in them, they are motivated," he said.

The Korean coach is not prepared to risk his senior squad on an international pitch, and the fatigue won’t affect the younger team.

“Preparation is big part of the game, especially in football, we fly more than 18 hours which has affected the preparation, and we’ve brought so many younger fresh players which will overcome the situation,” he said.

The Bluewings got eliminated in the round of 16 of the Asian Champions League last year after falling to Japanese side Kashiwa Reysol.

“(Success) have been part of our history, our head coach has never thought of us not qualifying to the next round," said. 

Suwon Bluewings take on Melbourne Victory tomorrow night at the Melbourne Rectangular Stadium in Melbourne, kickoff at 7:30pm (AEDT).