Hwang In-beom praised Cho Kyu-sung, who broke his silence and played a decisive role in advancing to the quarterfinals.
South Korea, which played in the round of 16 at the 2023 Qatar Asian Cup at Education City Stadium in Alayyan, Qatar, on the 31st (Korea time), drew 1-1 with Saudi Arabia until overtime and won 4PK2 in the penalty shootout to reach the quarterfinals.
Immediately after the start of the second half, he gave up a run to Abdulrah Ladif, but just before the end of the second half, Cho Kyu-sung scored a dramatic equalizer. No additional points were scored until extra time, leading to a penalty shootout, and Cho Hyun-woo scored twice to lead the victory. South Korea’s kickers Son Heung-min, Kim Young-kwon, Cho Kyu-sung and Hwang Hee-chan all scored.
Hwang In-beom, who met with reporters in the mixed zone after the match, applauded Cho Kyu-sung for playing a decisive role in the round of 16 after being heavily criticized for his silence in the group stage. “If I were a striker like Kyu-sung, I would have felt a lot of pressure. Nevertheless, I’m a younger brother to play a role at such an important moment today, but I’m really proud of him and he’s cool.”
Next, Hwang Inbeom’s interview
- It’s a victory that can be a rebound
I think so, too. I don’t think I need to talk much about this game. After the analysis is over, all the coaching staff will do it anyway. The players should also focus more on analysis, but I’m really proud of all of our team. Especially, I’m most proud of Gyu-seong. I’m so proud of him, and he was really cool. If I were a striker like Kyu-sung, I would have felt a lot of pressure. Nevertheless, I’m a younger brother to play a role at such an important moment today, but I’m really proud and cool. I think a lot of fans must have felt the need for Kyu-sung today. I think our team will be able to strengthen through today’s game. I’m so happy. Actually, I would like it more if we won and won the final, but I was really happy today. I’m not the type to express my feelings very much. Although our team had a lot of regrets, it should be praised as a team for not giving up until the end.
- I started a surprise three-back
Sometimes, when there was a call-up for the national team, I could change it to a three-back during the game, so I used to train. Before this match, I prepared a three-back in the first place. Except for the scene of losing points, I think I did a good job of blocking the opponent’s threatening attack pattern until the extra time. There is no way to stop everything. I allowed opportunities and there are parts that need to be developed as a team, but I prepared well. I don’t know what kind of tactics I will use in the next match, but I have to endure any tactics with my mentality now. I have to play again in three days. I hope I can continue the hard work I gained today.
- When did you hear about the three-back
It was from the moment we were preparing for the match. After the recovery training against Malaysia, we continued to practice three-back from the next training session. It was not the first time for the team to do so even before that. 마카오카지노주소
- Klinsmann and the players said they’d fix the wrong part, but maybe the three-back was the alternative
I think so. I think that’s why the coach chose such a tactic. The players believed and we communicated a lot among ourselves. We communicated how to move when we played three-back and where to block when defending. It was a difficult game, but I think the result came out.