Fatal mistake repeated… If ‘Captain+Commander’ Baek Seung-ho falters, there will be no final.
Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk Hyundai) needs to settle down for Hwang Sun-hong to reach the final.
Hwang Sun-hong’s U-24 team will face Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Thursday at 9 p.m. ET at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China.
It’s the toughest opponent Hwang has faced so far. Throughout the group stage, round of 16, and quarterfinals, South Korea has faced teams that are physically and technically inferior to them, resulting in a five-match unbeaten run to the quarterfinals 토토사이트.
However, Uzbekistan has a completely different characteristic than the teams they have faced so far. Each player has excellent technical skills, including ball handling, and the physicality is very European. They play hard and take advantage of any gaps in the opposition.
Baek Seung-ho will need to settle down if they are to overcome a tough Uzbekistan side.
Wildcard and captain Baek Seung-ho is the heart of the midfield. He is the initiator of the offense from the back. Most of the plays that go through the midfield start from his toes.
He also actively participates in the offense and tries to score goals when the situation calls for it. With three goals, including a free kick and a penalty kick, Baek Seung-ho is showing off his ‘middle licker’ qualities.
However, in his last two games, he has made costly mistakes.
In the round of 16 match against Kyrgyzstan, he lost the ball at the back and the opponent’s attack led to a goal. Against China, a backpass error led to an attack that was saved by the goal.
Uzbekistan is better at pressing than Kyrgyzstan and China. They’ve seen in tournaments that harassing Baek Seung-ho, who is responsible for assembling the attack, can create chances, so they’re likely to be more aggressive in the midfield.
Even if the opponent’s defense is strong, if the attack is organized around Baek Seung-ho, it will be easier to create scoring chances. On the other hand, if Baek Seung-ho falters, they will be far from the final.