Hwang Seon-hong, who confirmed his early advance to the round of 16, prepares for the tournament journey.
The Korean Asian Games men’s soccer team, led by coach Hwang Sun-hong, defeated Thailand 4-0 in the second match of Group E of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer group stage held at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China, on the 21st.
Korea (6 points) maintained first place after winning two consecutive games following the first game against Kuwait. They also increased their lead over 2nd place Bahrain (2 points) to 4 points, confirming their advancement to the round of 16 as 1st place in the group regardless of the results of the remaining matches against Bahrain.
On this day, Korea also took the lead with an early goal. 15 minutes into the first half, Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Gent) scored the winning goal with a header. Jae-jun Ahn (Bucheon FC) and Won-sang Eom (Ulsan Hyundai) also joined the scoring streak. In the extra time of the first half, Lee Jae-ik (Seoul E-Land) scored 4 goals, adding one more goal.
Korea, which had a 4-goal advantage in the first half alone, looked to the tournament schedule after the 3rd game. At the start of the second half, he replaced Eom Won-sang and began to distribute his stamina. In the 10th minute of the second half, Baek Seung-ho and Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk Hyundai) were also quickly brought in.
In particular, before replacing Park Jin-seop, they even did so-called ‘card laundering’. ‘Card laundering’ means that a player at risk of suspension intentionally receives a card before a game of low importance. This is to relieve the burden of additional warnings in the tournament in advance.
Park Jin-seop, who received a warning in the first game against Kuwait, stepped up as a corner kicker in the 8th minute of the second half. He deliberately delayed and received a warning. Park Jin-seop, who has accumulated warnings, cannot participate in the Bahrain match.메이저사이트
After the game, Park Jin-seop said, “The goal was to quickly remove the warning before entering the tournament,” and “It was a prepared scenario.” He added, “It was an inevitable choice because it was a situation where if I couldn’t play (from the round of 16), it could cause damage to the team.”
In soccer, ‘card laundering’ is evaluated as somewhere between cleverness and bad manners. Naturally, controversy follows. Right and wrong cannot be defined, but the option of ‘card laundering’ was created because Hwang Seon-hong-ho achieved good results. If there was any disappointment in even one of the two games, there was no room for ‘card laundering’.
In addition, Hwang Seon-hong gained a lot that day. Compared to the game against Kuwait, five positions in the starting lineup were changed, but the team won a landslide victory. With many goals scored early, player substitutions were made quickly. I took care of both physical strength and game sense within the tight competition schedule.
The method of hiring Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) has also expanded further. Lee Kang-in joined the team that day after completing his team’s schedule. In many ways, time was limited to adapt. If the match continued until the final game, I had to prepare for the game under pressure, but I was able to adapt with greater ease. It was a benefit that Hwang Seon-hong, who played a perfect two-game series, could reap.