After narrow defeats to Mexico and Sweden, South Korea coach Shin Tae-yong summed up his group’s position , describing them as”a drowning man clutching at a straw.” The late heroics of Germany’s Toni Kroos against Sweden spared Shin’s side the ignominy of elimination with a match to spare, but only a win on Wednesday afternoon and a success for Mexico against Sweden gives them any chance of progress. Although South Korea are aggressive in the handle and eager to cover plenty of ground, they’ve struggled to create any attacking effort. A magnificent late strike from a mostly isolated Son Heung-min against Mexico has become the sum total of the offensive efforts so far, and they didn’t even manage a shot on goal in their Group F opener against Sweden. Opta inform us that South Korea have lost their last four matches at World Cup finals. Additionally, it is worth noting that they have dropped their last two World Cup games against Germany, a group match in 1994 and the semi-final in 2002. The cause of south Korea will not be helped by the loss of skipper Ki Sung-yeung to harm, and Park Joo-ho is still sidelined. Shin has to find a way to get Tottenham forwards Son more assistance in attack – he had eight shots against Mexico, and carried the entire offensive burden on his shoulders. Read more: