The national soccer team led by coach Hwang Seon-hong achieved a 1-0 win over underdog Kyrgyzstan. The first win was nice, but there were still question marks about the performance.

This is reporter Lee Jeong-min.

The national team pushed hard from the start, as if trying to make up for the shock loss against Qatar.

In the 3rd minute of the first half, when Jeong Sang-bin broke down the opponent’s defense with a quick cross from the right side, Hong Yun-sang, who was running from the other side, scored the first goal with a sharp right-footed shot.

Afterwards, Kim Shin-jin’s right-footed shot and Jo Wi-je’s quick shot were threatening, but that was all. 1-0 win. The overall performance is not yet on track. 

Hong Yun-sang / U23 national team striker
“Of course I’m not satisfied, but I was able to bring better content and results than the last game… Based on video analysis and such, I prepared hard and well to win the third game (against Myanmar) as advancing to the Olympics was at stake.”메이저놀이터

Immaturity of the backline build-up continues to be a concern for the national team.

The scene of the opponent being momentarily cut off with strong pressure or being counterattacked is a problem that should not be repeated in the third game against Myanmar on the 12th.

Even if the national team draws with Myanmar, it will advance to the finals of the Under-23 Asian Cup as first place in its group, but Hwang Seon-hong has the task of shaking off the anxious attention.

Based on the disappointing performance shown in the previous games against Qatar and Kyrgyzstan, it seems unlikely that they will qualify for the Paris Olympics, which is given only to the top 3 players in the Asian Cup.

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