“It’s a tough game. But we will win.”
Coach Hwang Sun-hong’s words, which sounded like a spell, conveyed his intention of not letting his guard down until the end. The same goes for the players.
We will concentrate” (Cho Young-wook), “If we lose, everything will be lost” (Hong Hyun-seok), and “Victory is important” (Lee Kang-in).
There is a lot at stake for the Korean athletes as they prepare for the final match against Japan at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China at 9 p.m. on July 7.
The tension is heightened by the fact that it is a Korea-Japan match.
South Korea, who will be looking to win their third consecutive title after the 2014-2018 Asian Games, exploded for 25 goals (2 conceded) from the group stage to the quarterfinals. 카지노사이트가이드
Jung Woo-young leads the tournament with seven goals.
While the team is dominated by players between the ages of 22 and 24, they have used experienced wildcards in their defense.
Europeans Jung Woo-young, Lee Kang-in, and Hong Hyun-seok and Koreans Ko Young-joon, Uhm Won-sang, Cho Young-wook, and Song Min-gyu have speed and breakthrough ability.
The quarterfinal match against Uzbekistan on the 4th was the first real fight of the tournament. Uzbekistan had excellent spacing between players and the quality of their offensive passes.
We were fortunate to beat the well-organized Uzbekistan (2-1) and were able to take advantage of some defensive mistakes by our opponents, which gave the players a lot of motivation.
The fitness of Uhm Won-sang, who was injured in the Uzbekistan game, remains to be seen, but South Korea’s available resources are solid.
Of course, there is pressure. If South Korea doesn’t win the gold medal, it could be seen as meaningless.
The “carrot” of military service benefits is also contingent on winning.
Coach Hwang Sun-hong said, “The players will be focused until the end. We will work together to win the gold medal.”
Unlike South Korea, Japan is led by players born in 2001 (13) and 2002 (7). Striker Kotaro Uchino, who has three goals in the tournament, was born in 2004.
Japan has traditionally used the Asian Games as an opportunity for its up-and-comers to gain experience.
With a deep bench, the Japanese have used their A team-like passing, ability to break up play and evenly distributed goals to reach the final.
They won their quarterfinal clash with North Korea (2-1) and swept Hong Kong (4-0) in the semifinals, scoring a total of 17 goals (2 conceded).
South Korea also met Japan in the final of the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang tournament, which they won in extra time.
At the U23 Asian Cup in June last year, Hwang Sun-hong’s side lost 0-3 to Japan in the quarterfinals. It’s clear they’re a tough opponent.
Commentator Kim Dae-gil said, “I think Korea has the advantage in terms of objective power.
The Korean players’ confidence grew as they got over the hump against Uzbekistan.
If they keep the right level of tension without going overboard and do what they’ve been doing, good results will follow.”