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DPR Korea sets sights on improvement

By JP Abcede

MANILA--Recently-installed North Korea men's football team coach Jørn Andersen is looking for his squad to improve as the Cholima face the Philippine senior men's football squad on Monday at the Rizal Memorial Stadium at 8 p.m.

"We have a clear plan from the beginning. And we will stay on that plan," Andersen said during the press conference held on Sunday at the Century Park Hotel.

This was concurred by North Korean striker Pak Kwang-Ryong, who mentioned that rather than looking for payback in DPR Korea's loss against the Azkals in the conclusion of the 2018 FIFA World Cup second round qualifiers, he and his teammates are more focused on becoming a more cohesive unit.

"Every team wants to win. But we're not focusing on the results, it's only a game. We're focusing on our progress," said Pak.

Ever since taking over May of this year, the 53-year old Norwegian has compiled a 1-1-1 record with a 1-1 draw against Iraq on August 22, a 2-0 win over United Arab Emirates two days later, and a 2-5 defeat to Vietnam a week ago.