Asian Games Men's Soccer Team Hwang Seon-hong Goes to China for Decisive Battle ... “With the Feeling of ‘Going Down on your Feet’”
Lee Kang-in is scheduled to join on the evening of the 21st... Director Hwang Seon-hong “We will definitely achieve our goal”
Hwang Seon-hong, who will play men's soccer at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, left for Hangzhou, China, the site of the final match.
The Asian Games men's soccer team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, departed for China through Incheon International Airport on the 16th.
Korea is attempting to win the Asian Games men's soccer title for the third time in a row, following the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang competitions. 토토사이트
In this tournament, Korea belongs to Group E of the group stage and will play against Kuwait on the 19th, Thailand on the 21st, and Bahrain on the 24th at Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China.
23 countries are divided into 6 groups and play in the group stage (4 countries in Groups A, B, C, E, F, 3 countries in Group D). 12 countries will be ranked 2nd in each group, and 4 countries with the best results among the 3rd place countries will advance to the round of 16.
The national team gathered in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do for training starting on the 4th of this month when the international match period began in September, moved on the 12th, and continued its final warm-up in Paju starting on the 13th.
Coach Hwang said, “I know very well how difficult and long the journey will be to win the Asian Games for the third time in a row,” and added, “I will do my best to achieve the desired goal by doing my best with my players with a ‘fearless attitude’.”
“I will do my best,” he declared.
‘Pabuchimju’ means ‘breaking the pot to cook rice and sinking the boat on which to return’, meaning attacking Bae Su-jin and fighting to the death.
Captain Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk) also said, “The goal is of course the gold medal,” and expressed his determination, “I will show good performance step by step from the first game and win the gold medal.”
With the first game, which will determine the atmosphere of the tournament, only three days away, the national team is still not 'complete'.
Wild card fullback Seol Young-woo (Ulsan), who played full-time in the adult national team's two-game European away match led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), joined on this day, and 'ace' Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain, PSG), who was injured, Join China immediately.
Lee Kang-in will travel to China after the UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage home game against Dortmund (Germany), which will be held in the early morning of the 20th, Korean time, and is scheduled to arrive there on the evening of the 21st.
Regarding the timing of Lee Kang-in's use in the game, Coach Hwang said, "We need to calculate when Lee Kang-in will be in peak condition before putting him in.
Rather than using it quickly, we will decide based on that aspect."
Regarding Seol Young-woo, he explained, “I think he will need time to adapt,” and “I will go to China and train with him, review his condition and adaptability, and utilize him.”
Although Coach Hwang Seon-hong was unable to work with the two players, he expressed satisfaction with the preparation process so far.
He said, "The training went well as planned.
The players' condition is also good.
There are some areas that need to be refined in detail, and we need to further improve the level of perfection by playing the group stage."
He continued, “There are still one or two positions that I am worried about, but I will make a decision as soon as possible.”
He added, “I did not expect Lee Kang-in to join from the beginning, so I made a plan to some extent and am not worried.
There is only one day of rest after the first game, and there are several rotations.
“We are also considering a plan,” he added.