16 goals in 3G, 0 goals conceded, Hwang remains adamant after group stage sweep…”The condition of a strong team is not to score a lot of goals”
“It’s all about how calm you are under pressure. That’s what we emphasize the most.”
“It’s nice to win by a big score, but it can be a poison. I can’t wait to put this first match behind me.”
“Making it to the tournament is something to celebrate, but we won’t be satisfied until we win the gold medal.”
“I think soccer is not a simple game. It’s hard to win every game.”
These are the words of Hwang Sun-hong, 55, head coach of the Korean National Football Team at the Asian Games press conference. 토토사이트
Hwang and the Korean Asian Games team won their third Group E match of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games 3-0 against Bahrain at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Jinhua, China on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET.
South Korea went undefeated in their three group games, including a sweep of Bahrain. They scored a whopping 16 goals in those three games (9-0 against Kuwait, 4-0 against Thailand, and 3-0 against Bahrain) and didn’t concede a single goal. But coach Hwang Sun-hong was more determined. Describing his team’s approach to the tournament as “pabu chimjoo,” Hwang kept a tight rein.
Even though South Korea advanced to the round of 16 with a clean sheet, Hwang was not done. “After the qualifiers, it’s all about the game,” he said, “and we will prepare well and take it one step at a time.”
“I think soccer is not a simple sport. It’s hard to win every game. One-goal games are the most common in soccer,” he emphasized.
The message to the players was the same. Jung Ho-yeon (23, Gwangju) told us in the mix zone after the game, “The coach said, ‘If we want to be a strong team, we shouldn’t be nervous because we’re not scoring goals. We can’t score a lot of goals every 1-0, 2-0 game. We have to have the ability to win even at 1-0,” he said.
Meanwhile, Hwang’s quest for gold is now on the starting line. The Korean Asian Games team will face Kyrgyzstan at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Jinhua, China, on July 27.