CHRIS SUTTON reckons Celtic target Cho Gue-sung will exit the World Cup as a loser.

The towering striker is poised to lead the South Korean attack against Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal in the final game of Group H this afternoon.

Gue-sung stole the spotlight with his two-goal performance against Ghana on Monday, but he couldn’t prevent his nation from losing 3-2.

They drew 0-0 with Uruguay in their opening game in the soccer showpiece in Qatar and go into today’s encounter against the section leaders who have notched up successive victories.

Former Hoops goal hero, speaking to BBC Sport, said: “Portugal are already through, but could still lose out on top spot.

“They will not want to run the risk of playing Brazil next, but their goal difference is three better than Ghana so they may think it is worth the gamble and rest some players.

“If they do, that might give South Korea a chance.

“Prediction: 1-0.”

Cho, however, insisted his country are not out yet as they trail the Africans by two points and said: “It’s not over yet. We still have hope, we still have one more game. We’ll prepare for that.”

The Hoops have been linked with the 24-year-old frontman – as CQN reported – who has scored six goals in 18 international appearances and will go into the transfer shop window again against Ronaldo and Co.

Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund and Hungarian cracks Ferencvaros have also been said to be monitoring the forward’s progress.

All eyes will be on Cho today as he attempts to prove his is worth a big-money move next month.

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