After the Korean Olympic soccer team was defeated by Qatar in their first match of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup 2024 qualifiers, head coach Hwang Sun-hong vowed to rebound in future matches by improving their attacking details.
Speaking at a press conference after the U-23 Asian Cup Qualifier Group B match at the Changwon Football Center on Saturday, Hwang said, “I’m sorry to the fans for the loss at home. The first goal changed the flow of the game a lot,” he said, adding, “It was a game that lacked offensive details.”
Hwang’s U-22 team, which is preparing for the Paris Olympics, lost 0-2 to Qatar on Sunday, conceding a goal each in the first and second halves.
While the match was considered a friendly and did not count towards the qualification standings as Qatar had already qualified as hosts of the U-23 Asian Cup, it was still a disappointing defeat for the team as they began their quest to qualify for the Paris Olympics.
“In the first half, in the buildup, there was a pass going backwards, and the fullback was static, so I tried to adjust his position. We had trouble building up when we had one holding midfielder, so we switched to two and asked the fullback to join the attack.” “We dominated the second half, but we didn’t have much detail on the attacking side,” he recalled.
“We need to control the pressure according to the situation,” he said. “We need to win the next game, so we will prepare by ordering the attack in different situations. We need to break out of the monotony of the side and make changes.” 카지노사이트
After this unplanned start, the team will face Kyrgyzstan on Sept. 9 and Myanmar on Sept. 12.
They need to top their group or finish in the top four of the 11 group runners-up to qualify for the U-23 Asian Cup in April/May next year, the final Asian qualifier for the Paris Olympics.
“We need to show a good performance at home, and I’m sorry we didn’t,” said Hwang, who reiterated that “it’s not the end of the world, we have to move forward, so we’ll shake it off and focus on the next game. We have to stay calm and focus on the next game, not get carried away by the atmosphere.”
As for goalkeeper Baek Jong-beom (Seoul), who made the mistake that led to the second goal, he said, “I think it was a crucial mistake, but anyone can make mistakes. “It’s all a matter of the coach, and the players need to keep their courage and prepare for the next one,” he said.
Qatar head coach Ildidiu Baller said: “We played well today. It was a game we controlled from start to finish,” said Qatar coach Ildidio Baller, “I’ve only been in the job for a short time and it was a game that raised our level.”
The Portuguese-born coach, who served as Portugal’s coach at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, took over the reins of the Qatar Olympic team last month and has just begun preparations for the U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers.
“We knew Korea was a strong opponent, so we did our best. “We didn’t have much time to prepare, so we focused on organization and analyzed Korea a lot to make sure we made the right tactical choices,” he said. “Qatar won, but Korea is a great team. 슬롯