Penalty shoot out curse again hit Stuart pierce’s men as Great Britain lost to South Korea on penalties 5-4.Chelsea’s Daniel Sturridge missed the final penalty which ended Great Britain’s hopes of a medal .Great Britain found some decent chances in the match but failed to convert them which dented them badly .
Aron Ramsey was the main culprit.Great Britain for the first time in the tournament found themselves behind after the strike of Sunderland’s Dongwon Ji in the 29th minute but soon four minutes after Great Britain equalized when Ryan Bertrand’s shoot hit the arm of Jaesuk Oh and Referee pointed towards the spot.
Aron Ramsey stepped forward and took a worst penalty ,lucky for him that the ball just creep under the goalkeeper for an Equalizer .Great Britain again found a golden chance to take the lead when Daniel sturridge was brought down in the box and was awarded a penalty .Aron Ramsey again took the penalty but this time keeper judged it and saved it.Tom Cleverley also came close to a second goal but was denied by the keeper .
Game went to penalty shoot out where Daniel sturridge missed the all crucial fifth penalty and Sungyueng Ki converted the Koreans’ next spot-kick which knocked Stuart Pierce and his men out of the tournament .On this whole situation Stuart pierce said
“Daniel got the winner three days ago that got us out of the group stage.”
“Tonight he missed the penalty but we are all in this together.”
“It’s been a fantastic experience. The important thing is the players have an experience that makes them better and stronger at the end.”
“He’ll be disappointed but it just makes you stronger , it made me stronger.”
“I am proud of the players they gave me everything. The only downside is I don’t have the opportunity to fight for a medal with these players.”