The Korean men’s national soccer team, which is aiming for its third consecutive Asian Games title, achieved a resounding victory against Kuwait in its first game of the group stage, but coach Hwang Seon-hong is not letting go of his nerves. This is to avoid repeating the ‘shock loss in the second game’ situation five years ago. At the 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Games, Korea had a record of winning big in the first game and then falling into crisis with an unexpected loss in the second game.
Hwang Seon-hong will play the second match of Group E against Thailand at Jinhua Stadium in Zhejiang Province, China at 8:30 pm (Korean time) on the 21st.카지노사이트
In the first game against Kuwait on the 19th, they gained momentum by winning 9-0. Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) had a hat trick, Jo Young-wook (Gimcheon Sangmu) scored multiple goals, and in addition, Park Jae-yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Ahn Jae-jun (Bucheon FC 1995), Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk), and Eom Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai) all scored goals.
However, Coach Hwang was cautious before expressing his joy at the post-game press conference. He said, “Great success feels good, but if you are not careful, it can be poisonous.” He added, “You must have confidence, but forget about everything else. “(The game against Kuwait) will be treated as a non-existent game,” he said. This is because there is still a long way to go to win three games in a row, and an early advance to the round of 16 is also at stake in the match against Thailand.
If you let your guard down, you could get caught like you did five years ago. In the previous tournament, Korea won a resounding 6-0 against Bahrain in the first match of the group stage, but then suffered a shocking 1-2 loss against Malaysia in the second match. With this loss, Korea, which advanced to the round of 16 in second place in the group, faced a difficult situation early on when it met powerhouse Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals. Although they ended up winning, it would have been easier if they hadn’t screwed up in the second game.
Moreover, Thailand, the opponent in the second game, is behind Korea in terms of power, but they have their backs and cannot be taken lightly. Thailand was dragged after conceding the first goal in the first match against Bahrain, but in the last minute of the second half, Purachet Tosanit scored a dramatic equalizer to earn one point with a 1-1 draw.
It is of interest whether Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), who joined just before the match against Thailand, will appear immediately. There is not enough time to work together, but as this is the first game played with a full team, Lee Kang-in’s presence is expected to add vitality to the team.