Korean national soccer team midfielder Hwang In-beom (Zvezda) promised to overcome mistakes and show better performance.
South Korea’s national soccer team, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, won 2-1 against Australia in the quarterfinals of the Asian Football Confederation Asian Cup at Al-Zanup Stadium in Al-Wakra, Qatar on the 3rd (Korea Standard Time).
South Korea allowed Craig Goodwin to score the first goal in the 41st minute of the first half. Hwang In-beom’s pass missed in the process.
However, just before the end of the second half, Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) induced a penalty kick, and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) scored as a kicker, tied the score. Later, Son’s fantastic free-kick goal in the 13th minute of extra time led to the upset win.
Hwang In-beom, who met in the mixed zone (joint coverage area) after the game, recalled the scene of the loss and said, “I couldn’t say anything, I was just grateful to my teammates,” adding, “I think all the players saved me because they didn’t give up for 120 minutes.”
Regarding the loss situation, he said, “I could have cleared the ball forward, but (Kim) Tae-hwan seemed to be alone. It turned out that he was covered up,” adding, “If a mistake leads to a loss, it is difficult to recover mentally, but my teammates told me that it was okay at half-time.”
“It wasn’t strange to replace him after the first half, but I’m also grateful to the coach who gave me faith until the end,” he said. “I tried to make up for it by penetrating into the box as much as possible. As a result, I didn’t make anything, but I’m grateful that the players made a turnaround after the replacement.”
Following the round of 16 match against Saudi Arabia, Korea had a bloody battle for 120 minutes for two consecutive matches. Although it is physically challenging, Korea displayed its fighting spirit and won all of them.
Hwang In-beom said, “I think everyone watched it in sweat. Thanks to your support until the end, I made miraculous results both times,” adding, “Thank you so much for the many Korean fans coming today.” “We met Jordan (the opponent in the semifinals) in the group stage, so we have to play a more perfect match than before,” he said.
South Korea will play Jordan in the semi-finals at 0 a.m. on the 7th. It previously had a 2-2 draw with Jordan in the second Group E match. 헤라카지노
Hwang In-beom said, “[Jordan] was a solid team in both offense and defense,” adding, “We have a lot of situations in the second half, and I think we should play a game that does not lose as many points as possible in the first half.” “This time, I will not go to overtime and watch the game in 90 minutes,” he said, vowing to “rest well and prepare well.”