Frontline ‘concerns’ are ongoing…Penetration, infiltration, Hwang Sun-hong’s attack answer is ‘2nd line’ after all.
Hwang Sun-hong’s Asian Games men’s football team defeated Kyrgyzstan 5-1 in the men’s football round of 16 at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Sunday at the Jinhua Sports Center in Zhejiang, China. The victory was not easy. Back-to-back goals from Baek Seung-ho and Jung Woo-young in the 11th and 12th minutes of the first half gave Korea the lead, but they conceded their first goal of the tournament in the 28th minute. They came back with three goals in the second half to secure the multi-goal victory.
Hwang took off Park Jae-yong and Jung Ho-yeon for Hong Hyun-seok and Cho Young-wook in the second half, and made another change in the 15th minute with Ko Young-joon replacing Lee Kang-in. The offense definitely came alive after that. At times, Cho played like an attacking midfielder, dropping down from the front line. He struggled to win possession, but his link-up play and off-the-ball movement stood out. He also showed his finishing ability.메이저사이트
The same goes for Ko Young-joon. On this day, Ko played more like a flanker. He specializes in stripping his opponents with a quick move. As soon as he came on, he created space with short passes. He was able to find the right space and move into it, becoming the lubricant of the offense. As a result, three more goals were scored after his introduction.
In the 30th minute of the second half, the ball was played in from inside the penalty box, and this time, midfielder Hong Hyun-seok ran in to finish. Hwangsun Hongho’s strength is in the second line. Long striker Park Jae-yong, who started the game, did not do much and was substituted after playing only 45 minutes.
Aside from the two penalty kicks, the goals were scored by Hong Hyun-seok, Cho Young-wook, and Jung Woo-young. Before the tournament, Hwang Sun-hong was considered the weakest striker in history. Park Jae-yong and Ahn Jae-joon were called up, but Cho Young-wook was the de facto frontline striker. The movement and coordination of the second line also shines. Hwang is deploying Ahn Jae-jun as a right flanker rather than up front. The idea is to take advantage of Ahn’s ability to press and defend. In addition, he will need to utilize another flanker, Song Min-kyu, who is getting more playing time after recovering from injury.
The real battle is just ahead. As the tournament progresses, every goal counts. This could be a one-goal game. If the front line fails to deliver, the aggressiveness and decisiveness of the second stringers could be the difference between Hwangsun and Hongo’s fate.