“I felt good as a player because I was able to take the first step well wearing (Son) Heung-min’s number (7). I feel very good. I think I helped the team thanks to the hat trick.”안전놀이터 (Hat-trick Jung Woo-young)
“(To achieve the hat-trick) Shouldn’t he have added one more? After the game was over, (Lee) Kang-in received a text message. He asked if he could go a little slower, but that’s nonsense. You have to come quickly.” (Multi-goal Jo Young-wook)
“It was the first of 7 shots (games) (to win), and the players worked hard as they prepared. You have to be confident, but forget everything else. You need more preparation and determination. A big win is good, but it is a must. “It is something we need to be cautious about. If we are not careful, it can be poisonous.” (Coach Hwang Seon-hong)
“The first game is the most difficult in competitions like this. However, the players maintained their composure and cool-headedness and achieved a big win and a good game. They represented the Republic of Korea. “It was actually my first time playing in a game, so I was emotional. Even though I’m a senior member of the team, all the players help each other a lot.” (Wildcard Park Jin-seop)
Korea, which is challenging for its third consecutive Asian Games gold medal, will play the first match of the men’s soccer group stage at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. was decorated with a great victory.
Korea, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, won 9-0 against Kuwait in the first match of Group E of the men’s soccer group stage held at Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China, on the 19th.
Korea opened the game with an early goal by Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) in the 3rd minute of the first half, and showed off its firepower by scoring 4 goals in the first half and 5 goals in the second half.
Jung Woo-young scored a goal in the 45th minute of the first half and one goal in the 3rd minute of the second half, achieving a hat trick in this game.
Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon) also scored ‘multi-goals’ by scoring in the 19th minute of the first half and the 29th minute of the second half, Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk) in the 44th minute of the first half, Eom Won-sang (Ulsan) in the 7th minute of the second half, Park Jae-yong (Jeonbuk) in the 35th minute of the second half, and Ahn Jae-jun in extra time in the second half. (Bucheon) also added one goal each, making light work of Kuwait, which was called the ‘Middle East’s ambush’.
Korea, which won one game, will play the second match of the group stage against Thailand on the 21st.
In the same group match held earlier, Thailand and Bahrain drew 1-1, and Korea ranked first in the group.
◇ 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer Group E first match
Korea (1 win) 9 (4-0 5-0)0 Kuwait (1 loss)
△ Score = Jeong Woo-young (3 minutes before, 45 minutes before, 3 minutes after) Jo Young-wook (19 minutes before, 29 minutes after) Baek Seung-ho (before 44 minutes) Eom Won-sang (after 7 minutes) Park Jae-yong (after 35 minutes) Ahn Jae-jun (after 51 minutes, above Korea) Thailand (1 draw) 1 (0-1 1-0