Monterrey 'might beat Chelsea,' says Ulsan Hyundai goalkeeper Kim Young Kwang

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Monterrey 'might beat Chelsea,' says Ulsan Hyundai goalkeeper Kim Young Kwang
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Monterrey 'might beat Chelsea,' says Ulsan Hyundai goalkeeper Kim Young Kwang

Monterrey ran out easy 3-1 winners against a lackluster Ulsan Hyundai side on Sunday in the first quarterfinal match of the FIFA Club World Cup, one that convinced Ulsan goalkeeper Kim Young Kwang of the Mexican side's quality.

The match between the Asian Champions League winners and the CONCACAF Champions League winners was largely one-sided, and Kwang was accepting of the gulf in difference.

"I learned a lot about football from today's defeat, there are a lot of really good football players in the world," he said. "No. 9 (Aldo de Nigris) and No. 14 (Jesus Corona) played very well [for Monterrey]. They got speed and and their technique was even greater. Monterey plays very well, they might beat Chelsea.

"I can't say anything about my own performance today, I conceded three goals."

Ulsan goalscorer Lee Keun-Ho also chipped in with praise for the Mexican side, adding: "Monterrey is really good team, their pressing is great."

For Monterrey's De Nigris, the match was decided by the tactical decisions his team made.

"We focused on defending Kim Shin Wook, and we defended him as a team," De Nigris, Monterrey's vice captain, said. "We especially focused on limiting opportunities from set pieces, and we we got our play right. We didn't hurry even when we were put under pressure."

Monterrey will next face European champion Chelsea in a semifinal bout on Dec. 13.

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