Hwang Sun-hong’s Olympic team won 1-0 against Kyrgyzstan in their second match of their Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup qualifying group on Monday at the Changwon Football Center. With three points, the team sits atop the group. They will face Myanmar at the same venue on Nov. 12.
Hong Yun-sang (Pohang Steelers) came on as a substitute against Qatar in the first game and started the second game of the tournament. He actively executed switches with other second-stringers and energized the offense with his individual skills and daring breakthroughs.
After the game, Hong Yun-sang was interviewed in the Mix Zone and said, “We were disappointed that we didn’t get the result in the first game. It was an unexpected defeat. I’m not satisfied, but we played the way the coach ordered and got the result.” “The coach told us (after the game) to prepare for the next game with a bright mind and not to be swayed by emotions. The players also gathered their hearts and will to do well again.” 바카라
Hong Yun-sang was a substitute for Kang Yoon-gu (Ulsan Hyundai) due to his injury, but he still managed to showcase his skills and get Hwang’s ‘seal of approval’. “I was a substitute, so I came to the team to prove myself to the coach. “I was more determined than the other players,” he said, “and I felt confident that I proved it by scoring. I want to show that I am an important player,” he emphasized.
Hong Yun-sang, a former Pohang youth player, has several teammates who have played together, including Oh Jae-hyuk and Lee Hyun-joo. However, he still needs to work on his chemistry with his teammates. “When you come to the national team, it’s always homework. The coach tells me to talk to the players a lot,” he said, adding, “I’m comfortable with people from Pohang. We seem to have synergy,” he smiled.