Competition for tickets to Hangzhou is fierce. This is the story of the U-24 (under 24) soccer team led by head coach Hwang Seon-hong (55).
Head coach Hwang Seon-hong summoned 27 K-League players on the 15th to prepare for the Hangzhou Asian Games in September. In order to share tactics with the squad likely to go to the Asian Games, injured players such as Chun Seong-hoon and Min Seong-jun (above Incheon United) were also called to the Paju NFC (National Soccer Team Training Center).
The 27 people gathered this time cannot guarantee that they will go to Hangzhou. The Hangzhou Asian Games were originally scheduled to be held last year, but were delayed by a year in the aftermath of Corona 19. The age group that can be selected for the soccer team has also been expanded to those born in 1999 (24 years old). From the point of view of coach Seon-Hong Hwang, the pool of available players has increased.
As a result,메이저놀이터 the competition became more fierce. In particular, there are many players with excellent skills in the second line, such as wingers and attacking midfielders. Coach Hwang Seon-hong also said, “The competition for side midfielders is very fierce. No one can guarantee that they will go to the Asian Games.”
Among the wingers summoned this time, there are several players with experience being selected for the adult national team, such as Eom Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai), Um Ji-seong (Gwangju FC), Yang Hyeon-jun (Gangwon FC), and Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai). Hwang Seon-Hong-Ho’s ace, Koh Young-Jun (Pohang Steelers), who stands out the most in the recent K-League, is also a second-tier resource. As Lee Kang-in (Mallorca) and Jung Woo-young (Freiburg) are certain to join ahead of the tournament, even those at the top of the K-League cannot guarantee a starting position.
Hwang Seon-hong during training
Yang Hyun-jun said, “(Competition) is really not easy. All the players who say they are really good in the K-League have come,” he said.
Koh Young-joon, whose position overlaps with Lee Kang-in, also said, “I can’t feel anything certain (to Hangzhou) because there are so many good players. You have to show good looks for the remaining period to gain a competitive edge. I think I have to show a good performance on the team,” he said. I will do my best in my position.”
After training on the second day, Hwang Seon-hong will disband after training on the morning of the 17th. Afterwards, he plans to get back together during the A match period in June.