“Our players are in good form.”
The South Korean men’s national under-24 soccer team, coached by Hwang Sun-hong, will finally kick off their long-awaited Group E campaign at the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games 2022 on Monday. They will face Kuwait in their first match. They will then play Thailand on the 21st and Bahrain on the 24th.
Hwang Sun-hong will try to make AG history. No other team has won three consecutive titles. They won back-to-back titles in Incheon 2014 and Jakarta-Palembang 2018. Chinese Taipei (1954-1958), Burma (now Myanmar 1966-1970), and Iran (1998-2002) have won back-to-back titles before Korea, but not three in a row.아톰카지노
Hwang Sun-hong will attempt to make Asian Games history.
Head coach Hwang Sun-hong has selected a number of talented players ahead of the tournament. Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai), Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon Sangmu), and Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai) have been called up, as well as European players Park Kyu-hyun (Dynamo Dresden), Lee Han-beom (Wiltmiran), Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Hent), and Kim Tae-hyun (Vegalta Sendai). The wild cards are captain Baek Seung-ho, multiplayer Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk), and Seol Young-woo (Ulsan), who can play both left and right fullback.
I’m especially excited to see this player join the team. It’s Lee Kang-in. He had been in talks with Paris Saint-Germain to join the team, but it was finally decided that he would join the team after the end of the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League on the 19th. Lee will join the team on the evening of the 21st. He is expected to start playing on the 24th against Bahrain or in the round of 16.
On the 18th, it was Hwang Sun-hongho’s turn for a final warm-up. Even at 7 p.m. local time, the heat was over 30 degrees Celsius, and the humidity was high. Even standing still made them sweat.
Coach Hwang said, “I’m thinking about hydration and other things. We’re also thinking about cooling down during the game.” “All the teams are in the same position. We have to adapt to the local conditions during the qualifiers.”
The pressure could be high. The team did not perform well in the two exhibition games against China prior to the Asian Games, and many fans are concerned about the lack of name recognition in the forward line compared to previous tournaments.
However, the mood of the players is good. During the open training sessions granted to the media, they were all smiles. They chanted “good, good,” teased when someone made a mistake, and trained with a youthfulness that only the younger generation can display.
Coach Hwang Sun-hong said, “We don’t have many injuries at the moment. If we maintain our physical condition well today and tomorrow, we will be able to play a good game,” said Hwang.
“The second and third games are important, but I think the first game is the most important. We will give our all against Kuwait. We’re thinking about the second game, but for now, we’re just looking at Kuwait,” he said, “We have one foot off the gas. “You have to think of everything as a final, but it’s important to stay calm. We will emphasize the psychological aspect and composure.”
Can they make history? Find out on the 19th.