South Korea’s Asian Games national team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, won a thrilling 2-1 come-from-behind victory in the men’s soccer final at the Hangzhou Asian Games against Japan at 9 p.m. (Korea time) at Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China. South Korea reached the top for the first time in three consecutive years, following Incheon in 2014 and Jakarta-Palembang in 2018. 안전놀이터
Jung Woo-young was at the center of the victory. Jung Woo-young, who started the day, exploded a golden equalizer in the 27th minute of the first half when his team was losing 0-1. It laid the groundwork for the reversal of “Hwang Sun-hong Lake.” It was his eighth goal of the tournament.
After the match, Jung Woo-young said, “I’m really happy to win a gold medal. Thank you for all the players playing to the end equally. I think we were able to win the gold medal together. I don’t score a lot of header goals, but the coach and coach said they had a good sense in this tournament. I thought about putting it only in the net, but it became a goal. This tournament is my last representative game by age. It was a burden. I said let’s talk happily talk. I’m old here. There was also a responsibility to score a goal when a goal chance came. I trained a lot with that in mind. There was also a hard part. There were more happy times. I think I’ll laugh and chat with all the players here and think about an hour a lot. I think it was a time and stage that I could imagine as a player,” he said.
He scored eight goals in this tournament. “If I scored one more goal, it would be like Hwang’s brother. I couldn’t do that, but I’m happy to win the team by being the top scorer. Hwang’s 11 goals were so high that he thought he would aim for Uijo’s record. It doesn’t seem easy. I thought the director was even greater. All the players behind the scenes believed a lot. He gave me confidence to shoot more. I think I was able to score a lot of goals while trying a lot in training,” he said.