Attention is focused on Hwang Sun-hong’s wild card (a player over the age of 24), who is seeking to win three consecutive men’s football titles at the Asian Games. 안전놀이터 Critics point out that the “attacker,” which was originally considered an absolute condition, is somewhat less heavy while the “attacker” is missing. However, the three wild cards on the national team will take the lead in advancing to the gold medal with desperation.
Hwang Sun-hong, head coach of the Asian Games soccer team, announced the final list of 22 players to compete in the Hangzhou Asian Games on the 14th. Major overseas players such as Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), and Hong Hyun-seok (Hent) were all listed.
However, there was no striker among the three wild cards that drew attention. Starting with the 2006 Doha Asian Games, South Korea selected Lee Chun-soo as a wild card, at least one player used a wild card for the striker in each Asian Games. It is the first time in 17 years that an attacker has not been selected for the Asian Games wild card.
Coach Hwang said, “Striker was a special position, so I was waiting until the last minute. It would have been nice to pick, but in the end, I made a different choice,” he said regretfully, adding, “The strikers I chose now are never behind.” “If I do my best for the rest of the year, I think I’m competitive enough to go to the finals,” he said.
The three wild cards Hwang chose are midfielder Baek Seung-ho, central defender Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk), and fullback Seol Young-woo (Ulsan).
Coach Hwang first considered “multi-ability” when it became difficult to pick an attacker. The final entry for the Asian Games is 22, and there are only 19 field players except for three goalkeepers. Considering the tight schedule in the hot weather, players with the ability to play various positions are absolutely needed. Baek Seung-ho, Park Jin-seop, and Seol Young-woo are not only playing as main players in their teams, but also have enough requirements for multi-player. Baek Seung-ho can cover most of the midfield, and Park Jin-seop plays well both as a center back and a defensive midfielder. Seol Young-woo can play both left and right fullbacks that only a few of them are possible.
All of them are players who need special military service benefits. But no less than that desperation, there is also a great desire for the Taegeuk mark.
Baek Seung-ho is now the main player in the A national team, but he was not like that at the Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games five years ago. He was expected to be selected, but he was not chosen in the end. In addition, he bowed his head after failing to participate in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Championship and the Tokyo Olympics. Seol Young-woo participated at the Tokyo Olympics at the call of head coach Kim Hak-beom, but missed his dream of winning a medal as South Korea was eliminated from the quarterfinals. The Asian Games is a great opportunity for Seol Young-woo to seek a gold medal.
Park Jin-seop is more desperate than any other player because this is his first Taegeuk mark. In particular, Park Jin-seop, who was at the age of the Maginot Line of enlistment in Sangmu last season, is no longer able to apply for Sangmu. If he fails to win a gold medal this time, he will have to continue his career in the K4 League as a public service worker. No player has greater desperation and desperation than him.