South Korea’s national soccer team striker Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers) apologized for not being helpful at an important moment.
The South Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, was completely defeated 0-2 in the Qatar semifinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup against Jordan at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Alayan, Qatar, on the 7th (Korea time).
South Korea, ranked 23rd in the FIFA rankings, failed to advance to the Asian Cup final when it allowed an additional goal to Moussa Altamari in the 21st minute of the second half after allowing the first goal to Yazan Alnaimat in the 8th minute of the second half in the match against Jordan, which is 64 steps below.
The Klinsmann team, which aimed to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years after losing to Jordan, had to pack up in the semifinals. In addition, the team lost to Jordan, which met six times and had no losses with three wins and three draws, and failed to make any effective shots.
After the game, Hwang Hee-chan blamed himself for not meeting expectations. Hwang Hee-chan, who had time to recover due to a hip injury before the tournament, finally started in the quarterfinals against Australia. At that time, Hwang Hee-chan scored a clean penalty kick in the second half of the extra time and scored an equalizer, setting the stage for a 2-1 come-from-behind victory.
With momentum, Hwang Hee-chan was included in the starting list against Jordan, but was replaced by Yang Hyun-joon in the 36th minute of the second half as everyone failed to show the performance they had expected.
Hwang Hee-chan, who lost the match against Jordan, said in a press conference after the match, “It’s too bad as a result. Personally, I want to say that I’m so sorry that I can’t be supportive at such an important moment and that I can’t show a better performance,” and expressed his guilt, saying, “I also want to say to my team members that I’m so sorry that I couldn’t make a difference at such an important moment.”
“I think I keep feeling it through these competitions. I really feel that I don’t want to lose and that I want to be of greater help to this team through the competition, but I think that’s what I felt bigger in today’s game,” he added. “I think I need to prepare better and take better care of my body to help the team.”
He also apologized repeatedly, saying, “I have to work harder, be more responsible, and play in this game, but I’m very sorry and sorry because I couldn’t help at a really important moment and couldn’t help.” 라바카지노
Regarding the replacement out in the second half, Hwang Hee-chan confessed that his physical condition was not 100%, saying, “I actually had a bad muscle since yesterday’s training.”
“Of course, I wanted to play full-time, but it wasn’t helping me a lot, so I admit to replacing it. As I just said, I felt a lot of responsibility because I could take better care of my body and not be sick to help the team,” he said. “I think it was a loss that I really wanted to prepare better and show a good performance to the fans.”