The game of soccer is never about one or two star players.
Hwang Sun-hong has been an “unsung hero” in the Hangzhou Asian Games, helping South Korea secure a spot in the round of 16 early with two wins in two games 토토사이트.
Attacking midfielder Ko Young-joon (Pohang) helped Korea score a number of goals with quality assists in the first game against Kuwait and the second game against Thailand.
Against Kuwait, Ko started as a central attacking midfielder and intercepted the ball in the opponent’s half in the 45th minute to set up Jung Woo-young’s fourth goal with a sharp penetrating pass. South Korea scored five more goals in the second half to defeat Kuwait 9-0.
Ko Young-joon, who also started against Thailand, set up Hong Hyun-seok’s first goal in the 15th minute with a sharp cross from the left side to Munjeon. Ahn Jae-joon made it 2-0 in the 39th minute with a sharp penetrating pass to Uhm Won-sang for the third goal. South Korea went on to win 4-0.
Only five field players started for the second consecutive game, including Go: captain Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk), wildcard center back Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk), right back Hwang Jae-won (Daegu), and winger Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan).
Go played 76 and 55 minutes in the two games, totaling 131 minutes (excluding extra time). Only right back Hwang Jae-won (Daegu) has played more minutes (145). Ko repaid coach Hwang’s faith in his ‘Pohang senior’ with a strong performance. He deserves applause for spearheading the team’s attack before Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) came into the fold.
Daegu’s starting right back, Hwang Jae-won is one of the lighter players in the tournament, along with Baek Seung-ho, Go Young-joon, and Uhm Won-sang.
As a wing-back in a 3-4-3 formation for his club Daegu, Hwang sits high up the pitch, almost like a flanker, and is responsible for South Korea’s right-back attack. He used his quick feet to penetrate the flanks and the center of the field, and when he received the ball on the flank, he repeatedly sent in quick, strong crosses into the box. In the 29th minute, a daring dribbling move earned him a free kick near the opponent’s box. Baek Seung-ho’s shot was saved by the goalkeeper.
Born in August 2002, Hwang Jae-won is the youngest member of the Korean squad at the tournament, but he has already made an impact in the first two games that has raised hopes for the rest of the tournament.
Ahn Jae-joon (Bucheon), who scored goals in two consecutive games despite being described as the “weakest striker in history,” Park Jae-yong (Jeonbuk), who has been described as the “second Cho Kyu-sung,” and Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk), who coordinated the defense from the back, are other “unsung heroes” of the two consecutive wins.
Hwangseon Hongho is becoming a complete unit with Lee Kang-in joining on the 21st and Song Min-kyu (Jeonbuk) showing some signs of recovery from injury. Even with the addition of these two key resources, the team will need the likes of Ko Young-joon and Hwang Jae-won to help them get over the hump. At the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta-Palembang, Kim Jin-ya, Cho Yoo-min, and Hwang Hyun-soo played their roles silently. To hold a piano recital, you need people who can move the piano.