Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Gent), who is participating in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, announced that he will follow the lead of national team senior Son Heung-min, who previously won a gold medal at the Asian Games, and win.온라인바카라
The Asian Games national team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, was convened in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do and continued training. Starting on the 13th, they moved to the National Football Training Center (NFC) located in Paju, Gyeonggi-do, and are shedding their last sweat ahead of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. After completing three days of training until the 15th, they will depart for Hangzhou, the site of the decisive battle, through Incheon International Airport on the 16th.
Hwang Seon-hong will play the first group match against Kuwait from the Middle East at Jinhua Stadium in China at 8:30 pm on the 19th, and the second match of the group match against Thailand from Southeast Asia at the same time on the 21st. The final game will be played against Bahrain in the Middle East at the same time on the 24th. The national team will attempt to win the gold medal for the third time in a row, following the 2014 Incheon Games and the 2018 Jakarta/Palembang Games.
However, it is unclear whether key player Lee Kang-in will join. Lee Kang-in’s team, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), was originally scheduled to give an answer on the 13th about whether he would be called up, but on this day, coach Hwang Seon-hong said, “PSG has not given an answer yet,” and said it was unclear when Lee Kang-in would join.
It is unlikely that PSG will approve Lee Kang-in’s call-up, but as he is recovering from a recent thigh injury, the plan is to carefully check his physical condition before sending him out. In addition, there are conditions related to selection for the Asian Cup in January next year, so coordination is needed in this area as well.
The longer the delay in joining, the bigger the blow to Hwang Seon-Hong, and the heavier the burden on Hong Hyun-Seok, who is scheduled to join Lee Kang-In in the national team’s midfield.
Based on his performance at his team Ghent, Hong Hyun-seok was called up to the A national team led by Jurgen Klinsmann and went on a trip to England in September. He caught the eye of Klinsmann by starting against Wales, and returned home on the 9th immediately after the game ended to join the Asian Games national team.
Hong Hyun-seok, who met with reporters at Paju NFC on the 14th, said he received a lot of advice from national team seniors Son Heung-min and Hwang Ui-jo, who had experience winning gold medals at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang, and expressed his intention to win the tournament for the third time in a row.
The following is a Q&A from Hong Hyun-seok’s interview.
-How do you feel before the competition?
“I’m excited because not much time is left, and I think I need to prepare well.”
-I went to national team A. Did the players who won gold medals in the Asian Games, including Son Heung-min and Hwang Ui-jo, give any advice?
“The older guys always say that it is not easy. They said that there will definitely be difficult times during the competition. In times like that, the players should stick together.” “He said a lot.”
-Weren’t you confused in the process of joining the Asian Games national team after going to the national team?
“There’s no confusion at all. I’m just so honored that I was able to go back and forth between the two teams.”
-After visiting the national team, what abilities and strengths do you think you have?
He said, “First of all, as a central midfielder, I think defensiveness is the most important. I think I showed a good performance in that aspect. I am also confident in offensive passes and attack points.”
-Coach Klinsmann said that among the players who overlap with National Team A, ‘Joining National Team A will help you by receiving good energy.’ What do you think after visiting?
“I think I learned a lot about tempo and defensive aspects while training with his older brothers. This time, playing against Wales, I thought I was lacking a lot. I thought I needed to be more alert in this tournament.”
-He is a multi-player and can play center or wing.
“I always think I’m ready no matter where I play. I always want to play.”
-People around you say that you should stand in Lee Kang-in’s place or take on the role of Lee Kang-in. Do you feel any pressure?
“I don’t feel any pressure. I want to play my own game, and I think I just have to do what I have to do, so I don’t feel that much pressure.”