“I don’t understand that he can’t create a goal. He has improved since the round of 16.”
Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), a bull who overcame a hip muscle injury and made his first Asian Cup debut through the match against Malaysia, acknowledged that the national team did not get the result it wanted, but made a statement in response to criticism of the strikers.
Hwang Hee-chan was substituted in the 17th minute of the second half when his team was 1-2 behind Malaysia in the final Group E match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup at Al-Zanub Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 25th (Korea time).
Despite Jung Woo-young’s first goal in the first half, South Korea, which made two consecutive mistakes in the second half, is in the midst of the biggest crisis. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann deployed Hwang Hee-chan and fullback Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk Hyundai), who missed the first and second matches due to injury.
After the two were deployed, South Korea scored Lee Kang-in’s free-kick equalizer and Son Heung-min’s penalty come-from-behind goal. Hwang Hee-chan also hit a decisive shot with an active movement at the goal, but he was struck by the Malaysian defense and retreated.마카오카지노도메인
It was expected that Korea would win by one goal, but the defense collapsed again. Just before the end of the extra time in the second half, Morales failed to control his advance, allowing a right-footed equalizer, only to a 3-3 draw.
Korea, which advanced to the round of 16 by ranking second in the group with one win and two draws (five points), is competing with No. 1 in Group F for a ticket to the quarterfinals on March 31. Saudi Arabia is the most likely candidate.
Hwang Hee-chan met with reporters at the joint coverage area immediately after the match, saying, “It’s a shame that it was an unexpected result,” adding, “Still, we made it to the tournament that we wanted first. I don’t know how it would be to say that we are satisfied with advancing to the round of 16, but I think we did a good job as a result.”
“Of course, I knew my role well. I didn’t have time to think about anything else because I was losing. It is a substitute’s position to run, attack, and defend nonstop. I tried to instill good atmosphere and energy into the team members,” he said. On his physical condition, he said, “I think I should be okay and continue to play the game.”
Regarding criticism that the national team’s strikers produce few goals, Hwang Hee-chan replied, “I don’t understand why they say they can’t create a goal. They also created what they got through fouls (in the situation of penalty kicks). Isn’t that what they made it that far?”
“Actually, the results of the two matches (including the second match against Jordan, which was tied 2-2) were not what we wanted, but as I mentioned earlier, we did well to pass the group stage and advance to the round of 16 teams. From now on, we must bring the results unconditionally. Players are also aware of this. In the round of 16, I can confidently say that I will be able to show more improvement.”