After the Qatar World Cup, coach Bento, who put down the baton of our national team, returned to Portugal. Even late at night, many fans came to the airport to see them off, and coach Bento said goodbye with tears in his eyes.
This is Reporter Yoo Byung-min.
200 soccer fans visited Incheon Airport last night (13th) to see off Bento, carrying national team uniforms and holding signs with thanks written on them.
[Lee Kang-san/Gwangmyeong-si, Gyeonggi-do: (Son Heung-min) I think I’ve been waiting for about 12 hours since I left. I think he is a person who has developed our country’s soccer to the next level. It’s natural to see him off.]
When Bento appeared, the fans shouted ‘Obrigado’, which means thank you in Portuguese, and Bento responded by waving his hand.
And they took pictures, signed autographs, and did the last fan service.
Director Bento hugged coaches Michael Kim and Choi Tae-wook, who were seeing him off as he left the departure hall, and brought tears to his eyes.
And with tears in his eyes, he bid farewell to Korea, where he made memories for 4 years and 4 months.
Coach Bento, who led the Korean football World Cup round of 16 in 12 years, gave a long message of thanks through the Football Association and revealed his thoughts on completing his duties in a video interview with the British media.
He confessed that he felt strange feelings against his native Portugal. 안전놀이터
[Paulo Bento/Former soccer team coach: It was my first time playing against my country, but it wasn’t easy to control my emotions.]
Director Bento plans to take a break for the time being and think about his next move, but he also showed interest in the Premier League, where Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan are playing.