Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk Hyundai) spoke candidly about his thoughts.
Hwang Sun-hong’s U-24 national team won their Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games quarterfinal match against Uzbekistan 2-1 on Thursday at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China.
South Korea took an early lead. In the fourth minute of the first half, a combination play following a set piece broke down the Uzbek backline. Uhm Won-sang quickly crossed the ball and Jung Woo-young slotted it home to take the lead.
However, Uzbekistan gradually regained the initiative and even managed to equalize. In the 25th minute, Baek Seung-ho gave away a free kick for a foul around the penalty box. Zalolidinov’s left-footed shot hit the head of Baek Seung-ho, who tried to block the ball, and found the back of the net.
Baek Seung-ho had also given away a goal in the last match against Kyrgyzstan when he lost the ball at the back, and in the quarterfinals against China, he hit the post with a missed backpass. Deflections are bad luck, but this time he couldn’t avoid being involved in a goal.
Luckily, they were able to add to their lead in the final minutes of the first half. Baek Seung-ho’s ball into the box was not handled perfectly by the Uzbek defense, and Jung Woo-young slotted it home to regain the lead. Korea held on to the lead and secured the victory and a spot in the final.
After the game, Baek Seung-ho said, “In the articles, they keep saying it was a mistake, but I want to ask the opposite, what should I do? I worked hard, and that’s what happened. Today, I was also working hard, but I fouled, and another shot was coming my way, and I couldn’t avoid it,” he said, explaining his mistake.
“Before the match, there was talk that if I play well, as if I’m the only one playing, I can go to the final, so I want to ask how I can be satisfied. What I want to tell you is that I want you to believe in me and support me until the end,” he said honestly.
Baek Seung-ho said, “I don’t think it’s stressful, but I can’t ignore it because it’s being talked about around me. My mental state is fine. I feel sorry for myself and the players. In the end, the result came out well and the players handled it well.”
Regarding his involvement in the goal, he said, “I tried to get it through the door as much as possible, but Woo Young-i did a better job than I did, so the goal went in.”
Korea’s final opponent is Japan. Baek Seung-ho said, “Before the tournament, I thought we could meet Japan in the final. No matter who we played, the goal was gold. It’s actually more motivating because it’s a Korean-Japanese match. We trust each other and have the same goal, so I don’t think there will be a problem if we prepare well.”
“Even though Japan is young, they are an organized and structured team. They are a good team. We can’t let our guard down. We will prepare humbly and play for the final goal with everything on the line.”
On Uzbekistan’s toughness, he said, “I knew they would come in strong during the meeting. The coach said he wanted us to compete hard. They’re experienced players, so they played well on the field,” he praised.카지노사이트
“The team atmosphere is really good. We have a lot of good players and we all have the same mindset, so we work well together. I think we can have fun and do well in the final.”