Jordan coach Hussein Amota expressed confidence.
The Korean national team will play against Jordan in the semi-finals of the 2023 Qatar Asian Cup at Ahmad bin Ali Stadium in Al-Raiyan, Qatar, at 12 a.m. on Saturday (Korea time). Before the match, the two coaches had a press conference.
Korea and Jordan had already met in the second group qualifying match. In the match, Korea had a big opportunity just four minutes into the first half. When Jung Seung-hyun hit a long pass from the side, Hwang In-beom and Son Heung-min competed. Son Heung-min grabbed the ball and handed it over to Hwang In-beom, and Hwang In-beom gave a forward pass to the penetrating Son Heung-min. The Jordanian player tackled Son in the penalty box. The referee initially declared a corner kick, but the referee confirmed VAR and declared PK.
The kicker was Son Heung-min. Son was relaxed. Seeing his opponent diving to the left, he successfully took the lead by making it 1-0 with a Panenka kick. Korea, which had been dragging its feet since the first goal, allowed an equalizer. When Park Yong-woo failed to block Al-Arab from a corner kick scored by Jordan in the 36th minute of the first half, the team became 1-1.
The team then allowed a come-from-behind goal, but Hwang In-beom scored a dramatic equalizer in the 45th minute to draw 2-2.
Jordan, which advanced to the round of 16 as the third-ranked team in the group, won 3-2 against Iraq and 1-0 against Tajikistan in the quarterfinals, all of which sealed the victory in 90 minutes. On the other hand, the South Korean team advanced to the quarterfinals by beating Saudi Arabia after a penalty shootout, and advanced to the semifinals by winning a close game that went to extra time against Australia.
Jordanian coach Amota predicted that the game would be difficult, but expressed confidence, saying that all of the players are ready to go to the finals. Ibrahim Sadeh, who is also seated with him, also expressed his commitment to play tactically and make an effort to advance to the finals.
“Korea has great potential. We have fought for 120 minutes twice, but everyone knows Korea’s capabilities. Of course, 90 minutes is better than 120 minutes. But sometimes it doesn’t mean anything. You must have recovered physically and mentally through passion and 48 hours of rest. Korea is the most professional and strong team in Asia,” Amota said. 헤라카지노도메인
He continued, “We had a group match against Korea in the group stage, and it was a draw at that time. In some ways, they might be easy opponents to come up with. Korea made a few mistakes in the group match, in the matches against Saudi Arabia and Australia. They will target there. There may be a big opportunity in the end. The calculation is over. We have to concentrate, and we have to fight hard. We are ready.”