The South Korean men’s soccer team, looking to win their third consecutive gold medal at the Asian Games, will take on Kyrgyzstan in the round of 16 in a few moments. Let’s go live to the field ahead of the showdown.
Yes, I’m here at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in China.
As you said, it’s a great place for our team to be, having scored a whopping 16 goals in our last three games, including three straight clean sheets.
It must feel like home for our players now.
With about an hour and 20 minutes to go until kickoff, the players arrived at the stadium a little while ago and are getting ready for the showdown.
It’s been a hot day today, with temperatures reaching over 30 degrees Celsius in the middle of the day.
This is not a problem for Hwang Sun-hong, who has already acclimatized to the area and is in good physical shape.
The starting lineup is about to be announced, and today they’re going with their ‘best combination’.
스포츠토토Lee Kang-in, who joined midway through the group stage and warmed up by playing 36 minutes against Bahrain three days ago, is certain to start, while Jung Woo-young, who scored a hat-trick in the first leg, and Uhm Won-sang, who scored two goals in the group stage, will take up the left wing.
With Kyrgyzstan, who are objectively inferior in power, likely to employ a ‘defend first, counter-attack later’ strategy, we’ll need precise set pieces to break down their dense defense, and an early goal to take the lead.
I’m also starting to see glimpses of our supporters.
Here’s to hoping our boys can make it four wins in a row in Jinhua, the promised land, and head to Hangzhou for the quarterfinals.