Coach Hwang Seon-hong “Lack of Attack Detail”
Qatari coach Balir said, “I didn’t have enough time,
so I focused on organizational skills and prepared… I did a lot of analysis.”
Coach Hwang Seon-hong of the Olympic soccer team,
who lost to Qatar in the first match of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup qualifiers,
pledged to bounce back in future games by improving the detail of the attack.
Coach Hwang said at a press conference after the first match of Group B of the U-23 Asian Cup preliminary round held at the Changwon Soccer Center on the 6th, “I am sorry to the fans for losing the home game.
“The flow of the game changed a lot because of the first goal conceded,” he said.
“It was a game that lacked offensive detail.” 토토사이트
In preparation for the Paris Olympics, the under-22 soccer team led by coach Hwang
scored one goal in the first and second halves against Qatar on this day.
They gave up their spirit and lost 0-2.
U-23 Asian Cup
Since Qatar is the host country of the U-23 Asian Cup and has already confirmed its advancement to the finals,
this match is considered a friendly match and will not affect the preliminary rankings,
but it marks the start of the challenge to qualify for the Paris Olympics.
The atmosphere calmed down after an unexpected complete defeat in the game.
Coach Hwang said, “In the build-up situation in the first half,
there were backward passes, and the fullback was static,
so I tried to adjust the position.
When there was only one holding midfielder, I had trouble building up,
so I changed it to two and had the fullback participate in the attack.”
“We took the lead in the second half, but there wasn’t much detail on the offensive side,” he said.
He continued, “We have to control the pressure depending on the situation, but that part was also disappointing.
We need a win in the next game, so we will prepare by ordering attacks in various situations.
“I think there needs to be a change away from the monotony of the side,” he diagnosed.
The national team, which took a different first step than planned,
will face Kyrgyzstan on the 9th and Myanmar on the 12th.
In this preliminary round, a team must rank first in the group or be among the top four teams
among 11 second-place teams in the group to advance to the U-23 Asian Cup finals held in April-May next year,
the final Asian qualifying round for the Paris Olympics.
Coach Hwang reiterated, “I need to show a good performance at home,
but I am sorry that I wasn’t able to,” and added, “Everything is not over with this game,
we have to move forward, so I will pull myself together and focus on the next game.
I will remain calm and not be swayed by the atmosphere.”
“We have to focus on the next game,” he emphasized.
Regarding goalkeeper Baek Jong-beom (Seoul),
who made a mistake that became the reason for conceding the second goal,
he said, “I think it was a critical mistake, but anyone can make a mistake.
We must not lose courage and use it as an opportunity to improve,” and “It’s all the coach’s problem.”
“And the players must not lose courage and prepare for the next time.”
Qatar coach Illidiu Balr said, “Our performance today was good.
A game we controlled in both the first and second halves.
It has only been a short time since we took office,
it was a game that allowed us to raise our level.”
Qatar World Cup
Coach Balr, who is from Portugal and served as coach of the Portuguese national team during the 2022 Qatar World Cup,
took charge of the Qatar Olympic team last month and has just begun preparations for the U-23 Asian Cup finals.
Coach Balr said, “I knew that Korea was a strong opponent, so I did my best.
Since there was not enough time to prepare,
I focused on organizational skills and analyzed Korea a lot to make the right tactical choices.”
He added, “Although Qatar won, Korea was a great team.”
“Team,” he said.