The Korean Asian Games soccer team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, got off to a fresh start with a 9-0 win over Kuwait in the first match of Group E of the men’s soccer group stage held at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang Province, China, on the 19th.
On this day, Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) scored a hat trick, Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon Sangmu) scored multiple goals, and Baek Seung-ho, Park Jae-yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Eom Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai), and Ahn Jae-jun (Bucheon FC) also participated in the scoring streak. It exploded. Gangwon FC goalkeeper Lee Gwang-yeon also started as a starter, but the game was so overwhelming that he didn’t even have a chance to make a special performance.안전놀이터
Although there were concerns about Korea’s performance ahead of the tournament, they captured the first game perfectly and started toward their third consecutive victory. In particular, this game was the Korean team’s first game in this tournament, so the big win was even more meaningful.
However, coach Hwang Seon-hong did not lose his guard. Coach Hwang Seon-hong, who had a stern expression even after the big win, cautioned against his arrogance, saying, “We will play the game as if it were nothing.” Coach Hwang said, “This is the first step out of seven (games) to win, and the players worked hard as they prepared,” adding, “You have to be confident, but forget about everything else.”
Korea, which took the lead in the group with one win, aims to advance to the round of 16 early in the second group match against Thailand on the 21st. Ace Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) is scheduled to join on the 21st, and the entire national team is expected to be operational as early as the third group match against Bahrain on the 24th.