Hwang Seon-hong, who is challenging for the gold medal in the Asian Games for the third time in a row, will reveal the final list. With a total of 22 players taking chances, attention is focused on who will be the frontline striker.
Head coach Hwang Seon-hong will announce the men’s soccer team roster for the Asian Games to be held in Hangzhou, China in September through a press conference held at the Soccer Hall in Jongno-gu, Seoul at 2:00 pm on the 14th.안전사이트
Korean football, which won the Incheon Championships in 2014 and the Jakarta/Palembang Championships in 2018, will challenge for the gold medal again this time.
Director Hwang Seon-hong took the baton in September 2021 and has gone through many twists and turns. The Asian Games are held as competitions by age, but the Hangzhou Games are held as a national team game under the age of 24 (U24), considering that the tournament was postponed for a year in the aftermath of the coronavirus infection (Corona 19).
While directing the squad, head coach Hwang Seon-hong decided to use all three wild cards (over 24). Currently, Park Jin-seop, Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk), and Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) are strongly mentioned as wild cards.
Head coach Hwang Seon-hong plans to build a defense and midfield through a combination of the existing Asian Games representative squad and players who will join as wild cards. Lee Kang-in (22‧PSG), Jeong Woo-young (24‧Freiburg), Song Min-gyu (24‧Jeonbuk), and other second-line strikers from the A national team are already lined up, so they don’t seem to have any major concerns in this position.
Worries are at the forefront. Hyungyu Oh (22‧ Celtic) and Seunghun Oh (24‧ Shimizu S-Pulse), who were likely to be selected for the Asian Games, both completed their military service. Also, since he is active abroad, it is difficult to participate in the Asian Games.
In response, coach Hwang Seon-hong also pondered over the choice of Ju Min-gyu (33, Ulsan) as a wild card. Korea won the gold medal thanks to the great performance of Hwang Eui-jo (31, Nottingham), who joined as a wild card in 2018.
However, the Ulsan club, which has to digest the league competition at the end of the season and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League schedule, showed reluctance to be selected. In addition, Ju Min-gyu, who has already completed his military service in Sangmu, is inevitably lacking in motivation.
In the end, coach Hwang Seon-hong is expected to prepare for the Asian Games with the players he has coached. Lee Ho-jae (23, Pohang), Heo Yul (22, Gwangju), Cheon Seong-hun (23, Incheon), who are showing competitiveness while playing in K-League 1, and Park Jae-yong (23, Anyang), Ahn Jae-joon (22, Bucheon), who are active in K-League 2. They are also being mentioned as front-line candidates.