The Hangzhou Asian Games are just over 100 days away. The South Korea U-24 soccer team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, departed for China on Wednesday via Incheon International Airport for acclimatization training. The team will play two friendly matches against the Chinese Asian Games team on the 15th and 19th. Both matches will be held at the Jinhua Stadium in Zhejiang province, where the Asian Games soccer competition will be held.
Huang is in a hurry. “This is the last official training session before the Hangzhou Asian Games, the final stage of the jade stone covering. We have planned an exhibition match to adapt to the high humidity and atmosphere in the area. We will bring results.”
The situation is not good. Once again, it’s not ‘perfect’. Lee Kang-in (22-Real Mallorca), Hong Hyun-seok (24-Gent), Oh Hyun-gyu (22-Celtic) and Kim Joo-sung (23-FC Seoul) were among the players named to the A squad. Park Kyu-hyun (22-Dinamo Dresden), who was originally selected for the Hwangsun Hong Ho, was also added to the A team at short notice. Ahn Jae-jun (22-Bucheon FC) had to withdraw due to injury.
Hwang said, “Me and A team coach Jürgen Klinsmann have to understand each other. However, Klinsmann said he will help me a lot in September, so it will be a ‘win-win’ strategy. I would like to have a day or two with the cooperation of each team’s head coach when the K League is a little free before the September A match,” he said. As for wild cards (players aged 25 and over), Hwang said, “I have an idea in my head, but nothing has been finalized yet. We are in contact with 메이저사이트 the players personally and listening to their opinions.”
The players heading to China are determined. Song Min-kyu (24-North Hyundai) said, “I know there is a lot of competition between all the players in the second tier. I will enjoy the competition and play with everyone as one.” Uhm Won-sang (24-Ulsan Hyundai) also said, “When the team’s tactics come out, I will adapt to the role. In the competition for the second spot, I will use my speed to appeal to the coach. The goal (at the Asian Games) is of course to win. Every player thinks so. I will adapt to the aggressive soccer the coach wants to play, including moves that can score goals.”