“There is also a morale issue with the entire Korean team. We will try to bring the team together and give them good energy with the mindset of representing (Korea).”
That’s what 안전카지노사이트 Hwang Sun-hong said before the game on Monday (Nov. 18).
The Korean Asian Games team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, cruised to a 9-0 victory over Kuwait in their first Group E match of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Jinhua, China at 8:30 p.m. on Monday.
With the three points, Hwang’s side moved to the top of Group E, ahead of Bahrain and Thailand (both with one point).
Hwang is aiming for his third consecutive Asian Games title. He won gold at the 2014 Incheon Games and 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, so he will be aiming for gold again.
This time around, South Korea boasts a stellar lineup of players. The 2019 U-20 World Cup semifinalists, Lee Kwang-yeon, one of the best players in the history of the national team at any age, Cho Young-wook, two of the hottest flankers in the K League, Uhm Won-sang and Song Min-gyu, Lee Han-beom, who recently left FC Seoul for Mittwillan, and a wild card of Jung Woo-young, Park Kyu-han, Baek Seung-ho, Park Jin-seop, Seol Young-woo, and Lee Kang-in, one of the best midfielders in the country.
Few soccer fans expected South Korea to easily win the tournament, as the team’s own performances have been frustrating.
However, Hwang’s ‘goal showers’ – four goals in each of the first and second halves against Kuwait – put those concerns to rest. Earlier in the day, Bahrain and Thailand finished 1-1, leaving the two teams with one point apiece. South Korea is in sole possession of first place in the group.
The win was significant for more than just the fact that Hwang got off to a good start. It was the first win of the entire Korean team’s schedule at the Hangzhou Asian Games.
On the 18th, Hwang said, “It’s a game we want to win and we have to win. We will win. I believe we will win if we stay calm and have patience instead of being in a hurry and feeling pressure,” he said, adding, “(This match) is also a morale issue for the entire Korean team. We will try to bring the team together and give them good energy with the mindset of representing (Korea),” he said, adding that he also wants to win for the entire Korean team as they begin the tournament.
Meanwhile, the Asian Games soccer team will play their second group game against Thailand on Nov. 21, with the victory sending a “winning spirit” throughout the squad.