The first step toward a third consecutive Asian Games gold medal for the Korean national soccer team has begun.온라인바카라
The Korea Football Association held a press conference to announce the final roster for the men’s soccer team for the Hangzhou 2023 Asian Games at the Jongno Football Hall in Jongno-gu, Seoul on Thursday. Hwang Sun-hong, head coach of the Asian Games, was in attendance.
The final 22-man roster announced on the day included Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), and Hong Hyun-seok (Gent), while the three wild cards went to Park Jin-seop, Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk), and Seol Young-woo (Ulsan).
Lee Kang-in, who moved from Mallorca (Spain) to PSG (France) ahead of the Asian Games, was named to the final roster as expected, but Hwang Sun-hong said, “Lee Kang-in’s trip to Hangzhou has not yet been confirmed,” adding, “The player’s will to participate in the tournament is strong and he is in close communication with the club.”
According to Hwang, the secondary resources are “extremely” saturated, while the attacking lineup does not include the names of In Ji-kyu (Ulsan) and Oh Hyun-kyu (Celtic) that many expected, but Park Jae-yong (Anyang) and Ahn Jae-joon, who are playing in the K League 2.
“We thought about it to the point of postponing the roster submission time,” said Hwang Sun-hong, “We coordinated with the teams of the players we had in mind, but it didn’t work out, but I think the two players (Park Jae-yong and Ahn Jae-joon) will do a good job,” he said.
“It’s going to be an epic second line competition,” Hwang said, referring to wildcard Baek Seung-ho, Song Min-kyu, Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan), and Ko Young-joon (Pohang), “but we still have to think about how we will finally organize (the tactics).”
Hwang, who suffered an unexpected one-loss shock in the two friendlies against China in June, showed signs of deliberation in his final roster. “The opponent (in the tournament) is important, but how we play is the most important thing,” Hwang said after answering questions from reporters about the 22-man roster. “We will do our best to show everything we have prepared. We will do our best to show everything we have prepared.”