[Asian Games] 27 Goals in 7 Games... Mighty Firepower Gold Medal Hwang Sun-hong 'Who Says We're Anxious?'
Scored more than 2 goals in every game and continued to win, proving his skills despite concerns surrounding the game before the opening game.
The Korean U-24 men's soccer team achieved its first three consecutive wins in Asian Games history with an overwhelming record of 27 goals and wins in all seven games. 카지노사이트
Korea, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, came from behind to win 2-1 against Japan in the final of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China on the 7th.
With this, Korea achieved a milestone of three consecutive Asian Games wins, following Incheon in 2014 and Jakarta and Palembang in 2018.
There has been a country that has won the Asian Games men's soccer title two times in a row, but Korea is the first country to win three times in a row.
Hwang Sun-hong showed overwhelming performance in this tournament and achieved a 'winner', but in fact, there were many anxious views from those around him ahead of the Asian Games.
Last June, in the quarterfinals of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Asian Cup, they were defeated 0-3 by Japan.
At that time, Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), Hong Hyun-seok (Gent), and Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon) all played, but Japan was 21 years old.
The loss to the team below shocked the fans.
In addition, in June of this year, they played two away friendly matches in China, but ended up with only 1 win and 1 loss, and lost 0-2 to Qatar in the first leg of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers held in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do in September. was caught.
Although the match against Qatar was played with different players from the Asian Games national team, it was assessed that the prospects for the Asian Games gold medal were uncertain given that it was led by coach Hwang Sun-hong.
Above all, coach Hwang Seon-hong was troubled by the unfortunate news that national team star Lee Kang-in was unable to play for nearly a month due to a leg injury at the end of August.
Even if the injury is cured, it has not been decided whether Lee Kang-in can be called up to the Hangzhou Asian Games national team until the opening of the competition is imminent.
This is because the Asian Games are a competition in which European teams are not obligated to respond to selection to the national team.
In the end, Lee Kang-in only joined the national team right before the match against Bahrain, which was the second game of the group stage, and before that, Hwang Seon-hong started to gradually light his path to the gold medal by winning the first game against Kuwait by a cool score of 9-0.
In addition to Lee Kang-in, European players such as Jeong Woo-young (Stuttgart) and Hong Hyun-seok also showed off their unique skills in 'playing water'.
Jung Woo-young scored seven goals through the semi-finals, including scoring two goals alone in the semi-finals against Uzbekistan, and Hong Hyun-seok scored the first free kick in the quarter-finals against China, which was considered the biggest challenge.
The three wild cards who are not subject to the 24-year age limit also played a significant role in correcting the national team's weaknesses.
Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk) centered the team in midfield, and defenders Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) and Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk) added to the team, adding to the overall sense of stability.
It was a different combination from the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang five years ago, when two strikers, Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Hwang Ui-jo (Norwich City), and goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo (Ulsan) were used as a wild card.
Although an outstanding star player named Lee Kang-in was added to the mix, coach Hwang Seon-hong's leadership brought the players together as a 'one team' so well that it did not feel like 'Lee Kang-in's one-man team', making those who were anxiously looking at the national team ahead of this tournament hesitate.
It's like making me do it.
Now, the next goal for this age group's national team is the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Coach Hwang Sun-hong will reorganize the national team with players who will participate in the U-23 Asian Cup finals next year and prepare for the U-23 Asian Cup to be held in Qatar in April 2024.
The gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games is expected to fill the eyes of those around Hwang Sun-Hong, who is now competing for the Olympics, with a lot of trust rather than concern.