Director Shin Tae-yong of “Beating Korea to the Round of 4” said, “I’m so happy, but on the other hand, it’s hard.”

Head coach Shin Tae-yong seemed to have many emotions.

Indonesia’s historic advance to the semifinals of the U-23 Asian Cup was delighted that it was close to advancing to the 2024 Paris Olympics, but confessed that it was difficult to beat his country, South Korea.

The Indonesian U-23 national soccer team, led by head coach Shin Tae-yong, won 11-10 in the shootout after a 2-2 battle against South Korea coached by Hwang Sun-hong in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation U-23 Asian Cup and the 2024 Paris Olympics at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar, at 2:30 a.m. on the 26th (Korea time).

Indonesia took the lead with two goals in the first half alone. Mixed-race striker Raphael Strawick scored the first goal with a fantastic right foot shot, giving Indonesia the lead.

At the end of the first half, Komanttegu’s own goal was balanced, but Strawick, the protagonist of the first goal, scored another goal in the extra time of the first half to bring the lead back.

However, Indonesia allowed an equalizer in the second half against Korea, where Lee Young-joon was ejected. It was a loss to Jung in a counterattack. Indonesia failed to score an additional goal after the score, and kicked off a penalty shootout after passing overtime with Korea, which has 10 players.

The hero of the shootout was goalkeeper Hernando Ari. As Indonesia’s 10th kicker, Hernando scored a penalty kick and became the hero of Indonesia’s historic victory as he read the direction of shooting that Korean kicker Lee Kang-hee kicked.

Coach Shin Tae-yong, who attended the press conference after the match, said, “First of all, I am very happy and happy. I feel great. But I am having a hard time at the same time. But the game has to be decided. I did my best for Indonesia because I am in charge of Indonesia right now. I am grateful to both the players and the president of the association. I also want to express my gratitude to the Indonesian fans for their support and staying up all night.”

Hereinafter, Shin Tae-yong’s Indonesian coach’s press conference is an interview.

Q: How do you feel.

First of all, I am so happy and happy. I feel good. But on the one hand, I am having a hard time. But the outcome has to be decided. I did my best for Indonesia because I am in charge of the team. I am grateful to both the players and the president of the association. I also want to thank the Indonesian fans for their support and sleepless nights.

Q: Before the tournament, I was sure that Indonesia would advance to the semifinals, but why were you sure.

Not to mention Hernan, there are players who have shared four years with me. As I am well aware and well aware of these players, I thought that if I could motivate them, I could produce results. I told my players to trust and follow me because we can make it to the final. I kept instilling confidence in my players. I was able to make it to the fourth round thanks to that.. 스포츠토토

Q: Was it your intention to not use all the replacement cards within 90 minutes, and to exhaust the rest in extra time.

After the score was 2-1, the opponent was sent off and the players were prepared to play easily. Then, they gave up a tie, and the timing of the substitution was cautious because they thought that although there was only one opponent, it was not in a good mood. The opponent was thinking about going to the penalty shootout, so I thought I had no choice but to consider overtime.

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