“We were outplayed by the Koreans in fighting spirit and physicality!” Japanese media criticizes Korea’s loss to South Korea

Japanese media concedes defeat against South Korea.

South Korea’s U-23 Olympic team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, won 1-0 against Japan in their third Group B match of the 2024 AFC U-23 Asian Cup and Asian Final Qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games at the Jassim bin Hamad Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar, on Sunday at 10:00 p.m. ET.

South Korea will enter the quarterfinals as the group leaders with three straight wins, following UAE (1-0) and China (2-0). Their quarterfinal opponent is Indonesia, coincidentally coached by former 텍사스홀덤사이트 Korea national team coach Shin Tae-yong.

Only the top three teams in the tournament will advance directly to the Paris Olympics. The fourth-place team will have to play and win a playoff against Africa’s fourth-ranked Guinea. South Korea will have to beat the surging Indonesians to make it to Paris.

The Japanese media conceded the series to South Korea. While South Korea played poorly in their first two games, they showed a fighting spirit that went beyond tactics against Japan.

Japanese soccer media outlet Football Channel said, “Japan suffered a crushing defeat against Korea. South Korea was also strong and combative. There were scenes where Japanese players who were pushed back in the physical game were forced to contribute.

As for striker Hosoya, he said, “As an ace, I had to get a point somehow. The goal deficit still hasn’t improved. The header in the 41st minute was very unfortunate. When will she get her form back,” he lamented, giving her a D grade.

Japan coach Kou Oiwa also failed with a C grade. ‘Football Channel‘ said, “He changed his starting seven against the UAE. He started the same four against South Korea, but they barely saw the light of day. His substitutions also failed. The red light for the trip to Paris, where they will meet hosts Qatar in the quarterfinals, has been raised.”

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