The Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games men’s soccer team, coached by Hwang Sun-hong, defeated the Kyrgyzstan national team by a convincing 5-1 scoreline. However, Hwang was wary of the “first concession” of the Asian Games, calling it a “lesson learned”.
The match took place on July 27 at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China. South Korea took a 2-0 lead in the first half with a penalty kick from Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk) and a header from Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart). However, in the 28th minute, Baek Seung-ho conceded the first goal of the game.
With a precarious 2-1 lead, the team played until the 29th minute of the second half, when Hwang scored three goals in a span of about 10 minutes to take a commanding lead. However, Hwang was more concerned about the mistake that led to the goal.토토사이트
“I’m happy we’re going to the next round,” he said at the post-match press conference, “but soccer is a game of flow. If you don’t sink the opponent when you have the lead, you give them a chance,” he said.
“I hope we don’t play like this in the future,” he said, “pointing out that we played loose after scoring two goals (first), that we had a lot of mistakes, boring passes, apart from the goal,” he said.
“We struggled psychologically (in the first half), being in the position of being chased. “We’re going to have a lot of situations like that in the quarterfinals,” he said, “so we have to be psychologically sound. We’ll work on that until the next game and get organized for the next game.”
The quarterfinals will be played against China, the hosts of the Asian Games. South Korea previously played China in a two-game friendly series at the NPP in June, winning one and losing one.