Hwang Seon-hong, who finally joined Lee Kang-in, greeted the audience for the first time since becoming a complete group.
The Asian Games national team led by coach Hwang Seon-hong will play the second match of Group E of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer group stage against Thailand at Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Jinhua, China at 8:30 pm on the 21st (Korean time). As the match between Kuwait and Bahrain in the same group held earlier ended in a 1-1 draw, if the national team wins against Thailand, they can advance to the round of 16 as the top of the group regardless of the result of the final match.
On this day, the national team received good news. Key playmaker Lee Kang-in has finally joined the team after leaving his team, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). An official from the Korea Football Association told local reporters on this day, “When Lee Kang-in arrives at Hangzhou Airport at 1:45 p.m. local time, he will be transported to the Jinhua national team hotel through a vehicle prepared by the Korea Football Association and will travel to the stadium with the players.” .
It was unlikely that Lee Kang-in would play in the match against Thailand, as his condition would not be perfect due to the two-hour long flight from Paris, France to China via Korea. In the end, it wasn’t even included on the bench.
Coach Hwang Seon-hong rotated 5 players compared to the game against Kuwait. Lee Gwang-yeon will remain as the goalkeeper, and Lee Jae-ik and Seol Young-woo will replace Lee Han-beom and Park Gyu-hyun as the back four along with Park Jin-seop and Hwang Jae-won.토토사이트
Go Young-jun, who played as a top two with Cho Young-wook, moves down to midfield and forms a midfield with Baek Seung-ho, Eom Won-sang, and Hong Hyun-seok. Hong Hyun-seok also started as a starter in place of Jeong Ho-yeon. Jae-Jun Ahn and Jae-Yong Park will replace Jung Woo-Young and Cho Young-Wook as the front two. Lee Kang-in, who did not sit on the bench, plans to watch the game from the stands and cheer on his teammates.
Before starting the pre-game warm-up, the team, including Lee Kang-in, took time to greet the crowd. It was the first time since the national team became a complete team. Lee Kang-in entered the stadium standing at the back of the team and greeted the audience. Afterwards, the players gathered in a circle strengthened their solidarity by shouting slogans. Lee Kang-in immediately left the stadium.