Lee, the Hangzhou Asian Games national soccer team
, is expected to play against Bahrain on the 24th.
Hwang Seon-hong “Decided when to take into account physical condition
.” Women’s soccer does not make up for World Cup humiliation.
Korean men’s soccer was one of the ‘best sports’ at the Asian Games. So far, 5 gold medals, 3 silver medals, and 3 bronze medals have been won. He also won two consecutive gold medals at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and the 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Games. Now, the Hangzhou Asian Games team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, is aiming for its third consecutive gold medal.
On the 16th, Hwang Seon-hong left for Hangzhou, China, the site of the decisive battle, through Incheon International Airport. In this tournament, Korea, which belongs to Group E, will play against Kuwait on the 19th, Thailand on the 21st, and Bahrain on the 24th. The national team has been training in Changwon since the 4th of this month, when the international match period began in September, and has continued its final warm-up in Paju since the 13th.
The national team has a strong will to win gold medals three times in a row. Taiwan, Myanmar, Iran, etc. have achieved two consecutive wins, but they have not yet won three games in a row.
Coach Hwang met with reporters before leaving the country and said, “I know very well how difficult and long the journey will be to challenge for a third straight Asian Games title.” He added, “I will work hard to achieve the goal I want with my whole body with the mindset of ‘sleeping on the edge of a cliff’ with the players.” “I will do my best to achieve this,” he said. ‘Pabuchimju’ means ‘breaking the pot to cook rice and sinking the boat to return to’, meaning fighting desperately without looking back. Captain Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk) also said, “The goal is, of course, the gold medal.” He added, “I will show good performance step by step from the first game and win the gold medal.”토토사이트
Coach Hwang was able to breathe easier as the problem of joining ‘ace’ Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain, PSG), which had recently been a headache, was resolved. PSG has been in a tug-of-war with the national team regarding the timing of Lee Kang-in’s selection for the Asian Games after injuring his left thigh on the 22nd of last month and focusing on rehabilitation, and will not include him in the UEFA Champions League (UCL) group stage against Dortmund (Germany) on the 20th, Korean time. After the league game, we decided to move to China. Lee Kang-in is scheduled to arrive in Hangzhou on the 21st. If all goes according to schedule, he is expected to play in the game against Bahrain on the 24th.
Director Hwang said, “We need to calculate when Lee Kang-in will be in peak condition and then invest in him. “Rather than writing quickly, we will consider that aspect and make a decision,” he explained. He continued, “The national team’s training went well as planned. “The players are in good condition,” he said. “There are some areas that need to be fine-tuned, and we need to further improve our level of perfection through the group stage.”
At this Asian Games, the Korean women’s national soccer team is trying to regain its honor. Women’s soccer, led by coach Colin Bell, suffered the humiliation of finishing at the bottom of Group H at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand, but found hope by drawing 1-1 in the final match with Germany, ranked second in the world. Women’s soccer, which had only won bronze medals three times in a row at the Asian Games, is aiming for gold this time. The national team, which leaves for China on the 19th to play the group stage, is tied in Group E with Myanmar (22nd), the Philippines (25th), and Hong Kong (28th).