The Hangzhou Asian Games concluded 16 days of intense competition.
Our players showed off their skills really well until the end.
The national soccer team achieved a thrilling comeback victory over Japan, achieving its first-ever three-game losing streak in the Asian Games.스포츠토토
He overcame great pressure to continue his winning streak and won all 7 games to win a meaningful gold medal.
The start was uneasy.
They gave up the first goal two minutes into the first half.
But I was no longer shaken.
I took control right away.
Hwang Jae-won, who gave the excuse for conceding a goal, assisted Jung Woo-young’s header to tie the score, and in the second half, Cho Young-wook scored the comeback winning goal.
After that, it was a series of desperation and nervousness.
Even the players on the bench cheered enthusiastically with their hands sweating.
“Mingyu! Mingyu! Song Mingyu!!”
And the moment the final whistle sounded,
all the players jumped out and became one.
I enjoyed the thrilling moment of winning the gold medal.
In this tournament, they achieved their first ever 3-game losing streak with a powerful performance of 27 goals and 3 goals conceded.
[Hwang Seon-hong/Asian Games national soccer team coach]
“I think working with the Taegeuk symbol on your chest is always a burden and you have to overcome that weight. I am very happy because I think I have brought joy to the people.”
Lee Kang-in, who gave strength just by his presence, and Jung Woo-young, who was the top scorer of the tournament with 8 goals…
A total of 20 players received military service benefits, including Hong Hyun-seok, who scored the fantastic free kick against China, and Cho Young-wook, who scored the winning goal in the final.
[Cho Young-wook/Asian Games national soccer team]
“They said this is the first time something like this has happened to a Sangmu soccer player. I don’t know what’s going to happen yet, so I’m just happy that I showed a good performance.”
[Jung Woo-young/Asian Games national soccer team]
“It was a competition where I could grow a lot as a player, and I think it was a stage where I could feel a lot and take a step forward.”
In particular, the news of Lee Kang-in’s victory became a hot topic across the sea in Europe.
[Lee Kang-in/National Soccer Team]
“I am very happy that I won my first championship and my first gold medal representing the Republic of Korea, and I will always work hard to show that I am improving as a soccer player.”
An overwhelming gold medal achieved by winning all 7 matches.
It was a valuable time to grow further with the confidence that I could accomplish anything.
This is Taewoon Kim from MBC News in Hangzhou.