‘The goal of winning the AG → Intuition before the K-League opening game’ Coach Seon-Hong Hwang “I tried to focus on 4 people” 

  • February 26, 2023

Ahead of the upcoming Asian Games in Hangzhou in September, Hwang Seon-hong, head coach of the Korean national soccer team under the age of 23 (U-23), watched the opening match of the K-League 1 in person and began to carefully select the gems.

Head coach Hwang Seon-hong visited the Suwon World Cup Stadium to watch the opening game of the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 between Suwon Samsung and Gwangju FC on the 25th (Gwangju won 1-0). He carefully observed the players on the ground.

In 2023, Seonhong Hwang is busy. After the evaluation matches from March to June to September, the full-scale competition will begin in September.

Director Hwang Seon-hong has a painful schedule ahead of him. The Hangzhou Asian Games in September and the Asian qualifiers for the 2024 Paris Olympics (U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers) will be held at the same time. Dualization is inevitable.

Fortunately, the Hangzhou Asian Games age has been adjusted. According to the Korea Sports Council and the Korea Football Association on the 17th, people born in 1999 can join the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, which will be postponed for a year and kicked off this year.

In other words, the age limit for players participating in the Asian Games limited to this tournament has been changed from the existing U-23 to 24 years old or younger (U-24). Three ‘wild card’ players who do not have age restrictions are heading to Hangzhou together.

In addition, coach Hwang Seon-hong should also consider the 2024 Paris Olympics, which also has an age limit of U-23. The final line of players who will participate in the Asian qualifiers for the Paris Olympics (September 4-12), which will be held right before the Hangzhou Asian Games (September 23-October 8), are born in 2001.

Coach Hwang Seon-hong, who has to pay attention to two competitions at the same time, is moving twice as busy. Earlier this year, he went back and forth between Namhae and Changwon, the K-League field training grounds, and from the opening day of the league on this day, he stepped onto the field and set out to build a list of candidates for selection.

Head coach Hwang Seon-hong, who met with reporters after the first half of the Suwon-Gwangju match, said, “I focused on watching Kim Tae-hwan (2000, Suwon), Jeong Ho-yeon (2000), Um Ji-seong (2002), and Huh Yul (2001, Gwangju).” Excluding goalkeepers and wild cards, only 16 spots remain. The competition will be very fierce,” he said.

The final entry for the Asian Games is 22 players, including three each for the goalkeeper and wild card. 메이저놀이터

The performance of young players playing in overseas leagues is good news for coach Hwang Seon-hong.

Lee Kang-in (2001, Mallorca), who is playing in Spanish La Liga, and Hong Hyun-seok (1999, Gent), who is making a name for himself in the Belgian league, are receiving favorable reviews every day for their sharp kicking skills.

Director Hwang Seon-hong said, “It is a good thing. He is subject to borrowing. He said, “I personally feel proud that young players are gaining overseas experience.”

After the match, Um Ji-seong emphasized in the Mixt Zone interview that he would definitely want to join Hwang Seon-hong. He said, “I will try to play prominently, so I hope (coach Seon-Hong Hwang) will watch the game at least,” and said with strength, “I want to release pressure and appeal with my fierce shooting ability in an attacking situation.”

On the other hand, Hwang Seon-hong-ho will challenge to win three consecutive Asian Games following Incheon in 2014 and Jakarta-Palembang in 2018. If a gold medal is won, military service benefits are given to the athletes.

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