This is what Kotaro Uchino (19), a front-line volunteer who played against Korea but had to watch his defeat, said after the match.
The South Korean Asian Games national soccer team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, played the final match of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games against Japan at 9 p.m. on the 7th (Korea time) at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China, and won 2-1 thanks to goals from Jung Woo-young and Cho Young-wook. won a gold medal. 경마
It is Hwang Sun-hong who wrote a new history. It succeeded in achieving three consecutive gold medals by inheriting South Korea’s second consecutive gold medal at the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and the 2018 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games. No team has won the Asian Games three times in a row so far. Earlier, Taiwan (1954-1958), Myanmar (1966-1970), and Iran (1998-2002) won their second consecutive Asian Games football tournament, but failed to win their third consecutive championship.
Korea’s start was not good. He gave up the first goal in the early hours. Sato scored a low cross from the left side in the second minute of the first half. Shigemi, who was handed this, passed directly to Uchino, and Uchino shook the Korean net with a right-footed shot at the gate.
South Korea tied the game in the 27th minute of the first half. Jung Woo-young’s hair shone. Baek Seung-ho first shook Japan’s right side with his personal skills. After that, he gave the ball to Hwang Jae-won, and the cross went up to the gate. Jung Woo-young had one opponent on him, but he tried to shoot a header by winning the aerial ball fight, and the ball was sucked into the Japanese goal.
And South Korea turned the tables in the 11th minute of the second half. Hwang Jae-won drove the ball into the Japanese box with a reckless breakthrough. He then handed a short pass to the left. Jung Woo-young tried to take a shot but lost the center of gravity slightly and gave the ball to Cho Young-wook in front of him. Cho Young-wook remained calm. After beating one of his opponents with his personal skills, he scored his team’s second goal with a low and fast shot. The game ended with South Korea’s one-goal victory.
In the final of the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games five years ago, South Korea and Japan played overtime after finishing the first and second half 0-0. Lee Seung-woo (Suwon FC) scored the first goal in the third minute of extra time and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) scored an additional goal in the 11th minute of extra time, beating Japan, which recovered one goal in the 10th minute of extra time, and winning a gold medal. At the 2014 Incheon Games, he met Japan in the quarterfinals and beat it 1-0.
Japan cannot hide its disappointment at being blocked by Korea again. “Gekisaka” shook his head, saying, “Following the last tournament, Japan lost to Korea again and stayed in second place.”
According to “Gekisaka,” Uchino, who scored the first goal on the day, said, “I’m angry that I couldn’t score one more goal.”