The biggest mission facing the U-24 national soccer team, which is aiming for its first-ever Asian Games title for the third time in a row, is ‘recovery.’
The U-24 national team led by coach Hwang Seon-hong achieved a 9-0 victory in the first match of Group E of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games against Kuwait at Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in China on the 19th. Contrary to expectations that they would struggle, they easily defeated their opponents with an early goal and a large number of goals. Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), who scored a hat trick, and Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon Sangmu), who scored multiple goals, were the fairy tales of victory.
But there are difficulties. It’s a tight schedule. ‘Hwang Seon-Hong-Ho’, who started the competition the fastest among the Korean players, must play one more game before the official opening day (23rd). The second group match against Thailand will be held at the same venue on the 21st. Kickoff time is 8:30 PM (Korean time). Accordingly, Korea must play against Thailand after 48 hours, which is the minimum rest period between games recommended by FIFA to protect players.메이저사이트
The rest day between games is the 20th. It is virtually impossible for players who played 90 minutes in the scorching heat approaching 34 degrees Celsius, high humidity, and worst air pollution to recover mentally and physically and even understand the opposing team in one day. All you can hope for is to increase your physical strength as much as possible.
In the past, the term ’48-hour management’ was popular among national teams participating in various international competitions, meaning two days of rest between matches. In comparison, the Hangzhou Asian Games can be seen as much tighter. Former coach Kim Hak-beom and Ulsan Hyundai coach Hong Myung-bo, who have experience as coaches in both the Asian Games and the Olympics, also said, “Short-term tournaments have difficult schedule variables. He used to emphasize, “Condition management is the key.” A situation that requires ‘48 hours of magic’ rather than management. Fortunately, it is very positive that the team atmosphere has reached its peak with perfect content and results.
In the Hangzhou Asian Games, the 12 teams ranked 1st and 2nd in each group and the 4 teams with the best results among 3rd place will advance to the round of 16 and play a tournament to determine the winner. In order to win the tournament for the third time in a row, you must finish first in your group to advance to the round of 16. Overcoming the tight schedule is also a prerequisite for winning.