I definitely want to win.”
The Korean men’s soccer team under the age of 24 (U24), led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, will play its first match of the Group E preliminaries of the 2022 19th Hangzhou Asian Games against Kuwait at Jinhua Stadium in Zhejiang Province, China, at 8:30 p.m. (Korean time) on the 19th. has Afterwards, the preliminary round will be played against Thailand on the 21st and Bahrain on the 24th.
Hwang Seon-hong entered Hangzhou on the 16th and is undergoing local adaptation training. Lee Kang-in will join his team Paris Saint-Germain after finishing the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League match against Dortmund on the 19th.
The athletes are conducting their final training at Aiqing High School on the evening of the 18th. Coach Hwang Seon-hong, the coaching staff, and the players are working together as one and working hard to aim for the first three consecutive Asian Games gold medals.
Korea won gold medals in succession at the 2014 Incheon and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games. Previously, Taiwan (1954, 1958), Burma (currently Myanmar 1966, 1970), and Iran (1998, 2002) achieved two consecutive wins, but no country recorded three consecutive wins.
The lineup for this tournament featured a large number of talented players from the same age group. Won-sang Um (Ulsan Hyundai), Young-wook Cho (Managing Director of Gimcheon), and Min-gyu Song (Jeonbuk Hyundai), along with Hyun-seok Hong (KAA Gent), Woo-young Jeong (Stuttgart), Han-beom Lee (Wiltmiran), and Gyu-hyeon Park (Dynamo Dresden), who are active in Europe, also joined. . Wild cards include captain Baek Seung-ho, Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk), and Seol Young-woo (Ulsan), who are expected to add strength to Hwang Seon-hong.
Coach Hwang Seon-hong, who met with reporters ahead of full-scale training, said, “The first game is tomorrow. I definitely want to win, and I must win. You will win. If the players maintain their composure and play with patience rather than feeling rushed and pressured, they will win. “I hope you have a lot of support,” he said.
Not only is this the first game for Hwang Seon-hong, who is on his way to three consecutive losses, but it is also the first game for the entire Korean team. In order to boost the morale of Korean players, Hwang Seon-hong needs a victory.
Director Hwang also smiled and said, “It puts a lot of pressure on me,” and added, “I fully understand. “The Republic of Korea’s morale problem is at stake, and I will do my best to give good energy to our players with the mindset of representing the country.”
He continued, “The first game was always difficult. I am considering several plans. I think it will be a difficult game, but our goal is to win. I will run for victory. “At the end of 90 minutes, we will remain the winning team,” he said emphatically.스포츠토토
In order to win three games in a row, you must go through seven stages smoothly, including the three preliminaries, the round of 16, the quarterfinals, the semifinals, and the final. However, coach Hwang Seon-hong’s mind is focused only on the first game against Kuwait.
Coach Hwang Seon-hong said, “The second and third games are important, but I think the first game is the most important. I will do my best tomorrow. “I’m thinking about the second game, but I’ll just focus on tomorrow’s game,” he said.
Finally, “Now we are starting to take a step forward. You may think that every game is a final, but it is important to maintain composure. “We are emphasizing psychological aspects and composure to the players,” he said, adding, “I think we will have to adapt to the local environment while holding the preliminaries.”