The Korean men’s national soccer team, bidding for a third consecutive gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, will take on Kuwait in their first group game this evening (Aug. 19). Head coach Huang Sunhong has vowed a ‘must win’.
The men’s national soccer team’s first match in this tournament is against Kuwait this evening.아톰카지노
Coach Huang Sunhong, who finished the last training session in a cheerful mood, vowed to defeat Kuwait not only for the sake of the national team, but also for the sake of the morale of the entire team.
[Huang Sunhong/ASIAN GAMES FOOTBALL TEAM COACH: We want to win, we have to win, and we will do it so that we can give good morale to our players (in other sports)].
The team will play all three of its group games in Jinhua, 140 kilometers south of Hangzhou.
It’s hotter and more humid than in Korea, but the team had a week’s preliminary training here in June when they played China in an exhibition match, so they’re adjusting well.
[Lee Han-beom/Defender: It seems to be less hot than then, so I think that’s a good thing. I think the answer is to win no matter where we play].
After winning the 2014 and 2018 tournaments, Korean soccer will be looking for its third consecutive gold medal at the Games, and while four countries, including Korea, have won two consecutive Asian Games men’s soccer titles, no country has ever won three in a row.
[Lee Kwang-yeon/Asian Games goalkeeper: We know that we have to make a good first step, and we have to win a gold medal, so all of our players are preparing well with a lot of eagerness and a lot of responsibility].
All the preparations are done.
The journey to make history starts today.