“The most important thing in this tournament is the team performance.”
바카라Hwang Sun-hong’s South Korean Asian Games team won their third Group E match of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games 3-0 against Bahrain at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Jinhua, China on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. ET.
With the victory, the Koreans are now unbeaten in three group games.
Hwang Sun-hong, who won his second game in as many days against Thailand, clinched first place in the group. With the finalization of the Group F standings earlier in the day, Kyrgyzstan has been drawn as their Round of 16 opponent.
Lee Kang-in, who was named in the ‘surprise’ starting lineup, started the game and played about 35 minutes in the first half before being replaced by Ko Young-joon.
[OSEN=Jinhua (China), Kyuhan Choi] South Korea’s Lee Kang-in battles with Bahrain in the first half during the men’s soccer group E match at the ’19th Hangzhou Asian Games’ at the Jinhua Stadium in Hangzhou, China, on Thursday afternoon (Sept. 24). 2023.09.24 / [email protected]
It was short-lived, but it was enough to make a statement. In the first two minutes, Lee drew a foul with his quick feet to win a free kick, and he also sent sharp passes to Cho Young-wook, Jung Woo-young, and Park Kyu-hyun to create threatening chances.
Lee was a late addition to the national team after arriving in Hangzhou on July 21 and traveling straight to Jinhua. On the 22nd, he worked with a separate group to get acclimatized. His first team training session was on the 23rd, the day before the game.
When asked about his current condition after the game, Lee said, “My injury has recovered well,” and added, “I will try to show a good performance.”
[OSEN=Jinhua (China), Seung Woo Jung].
“Even if I don’t play well, the most important thing in this tournament is the team performance,” he said, emphasizing that he will try to win.
“It was my first time playing with the team, and I think we have a lot to work on. I will try to win the next match,” he added.