Baek Seung-ho (26, Jeonbuk) vowed to correct his mistakes in the match.
The South Korean Asian Games football team, led by Hwang Sun-hong (55), won 2-0 against China in the quarterfinals of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China, at 9 p.m. ET on Monday.
“We all know that (upcoming opponent Uzbekistan) is strong, so we will enjoy the win today, rest well, prepare well, and try to win somehow,” said Baek Seung-ho, who wore the captain’s armband for the game.
“We had faith in each other, we studied a lot about China, and the coach pointed out some important things to the players in the meeting, and I think they did a good job on the field, so I think we got off to an easy start,” said Baek Seung-ho.
There are only two matches left for Hwang Sun-hong. If they beat Uzbekistan, they’ll be headed to the final, and if they lose, they’ll be headed to the third or fourth place match.
Baek Seung-ho said, “I’m racing towards the end, but I’m not physically tired. I don’t think I’m tired because I’m desperate, I just want to recover well and win the next game.”스포츠토토
Baek Seung-ho continued to make mistakes in this match that could have led to goals. He said, “I think I need to cut it down a bit. I think I learned. We need to be careful.”
In the post-match press conference, coach Hwang Sun-hong said, “The strikers were all in good shape, so we were in a position to play anyone,” adding, “It’s positive that everyone is in good shape.”
Baek Seung-ho added, “I think everyone prepared well. We had a short amount of time to prepare, but we communicated with each other a lot and prepared carefully in various ways,” he said.
“They seem to have prepared well according to their own routines, and they seem to be thinking more about how they can prepare well and play well rather than thinking that it’s hard,” he said.
He added, “The preparation process itself seems to be good, so I think they are all in good shape.”