The men’s national soccer team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, won the gold medal with a thrilling come-from-behind victory over Japan in the final of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
KBS commentator Lee Young-pyo, who did not spare his support until his voice broke, applauded the South Korean national team and coach Hwang Sun-hong for showing their best play at a critical moment.
Lee Young-pyo, a member of the committee, broadcast live on KBS 2TV on the 7th the men’s soccer final match of South Korea’s 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games with Castor Nam Hyun-jong. Before the start of the game, Lee Young-pyo, a member of the committee, expressed his expectations for Jung Woo-young, who is showing a good pace, saying in an interview, “I think Jung Woo-young will score a goal if he goes on the field, I hope he will score more than one goal in today’s game. He then pointed out the point of view, saying, “You should not give space through strong pressure from the main line crossing the center line.”
Two minutes into the first half, Japan’s Uchino scored the first goal to take the lead. Lee Young-pyo, a member of the committee, said, “The unfortunate thing is that I lost a point too early, but fortunately, I lost a point quickly, so I have enough time to make up for it.” Despite Japan’s strong forward pressure, Lee Young-pyo, a member of the committee, said, “Our players have the ability to take off the pressure, so we can hit it as a build-up.” It is also important to escape the opponent’s pressure with passing play, he analyzed. 안전놀이터
South Korea began its pursuit with Jung Woo-young’s golden equalizer in the 27th minute of the first half, as expected by Lee Young-pyo. Lee Young-pyo, a member of the committee, said, “We have to bring the flow to our side with the goal. We shouldn’t let it go here,” he said, ordering a swirling forward pressure. Since then, the Japanese goalkeeper has managed to clear Cho Young-wook’s sharp header. Lee Kang-in’s mid-range shot was also powerful, but it did not lead to a goal. In addition, Jung Woo-young’s shot was blocked by the Japanese goalkeeper and did not lead to additional points, but he continued to drive Japan’s camp. Castor Nam Hyun-jong said, “With various pattern plays, our players are showing beautiful soccer and eye-pleasing soccer,” expecting the strong performance of the Korean national team to lead to scoring.
Even after the start of the second half, South Korea’s strong pressure shook Japan’s defensive line and embarrassed Japanese players. Lee Young-pyo, a member of the committee, advised, “Our camp should be careful of fouls and play stably, but deep into the opponent, you can try exemplary and creative plays that are not afraid of mistakes.” In the 11th minute of the second half, Hwang Jae-won quickly drove the ball to the Japanese penalty area with a counterattack. And the ball connected to Jung Woo-young led to Cho Young-wook, and Cho Young-wook scored a come-from-behind goal by pushing the ball between the goalkeeper’ Lee Young-pyo, a member of the committee, said, “The opponent had the ball, but he stole it through strong pressure. Hwang Jae-won, Jung Woo-young, Cho Young-wook, and these three never-giving-up hustle plays made the second goal, he said.
Since then, the South Korean national team has had a fierce midfield battle with Japan, but no additional goal has been scored. In the end, South Korea won 2-1 to seal the gold medal. Lee Young-pyo, a member of the committee, said, “I have data that Hwang Sun-hong has never won the first goal before, but I couldn’t speak,” adding, “At the most decisive moment, I overturned what I never did.” He then said, “Whatever player came in, we showed the play we wanted to play on the field. “The resourcefulness of the players and coach Hwang Sun-hong was a really successful Asian Games,” he continued.
South Korea’s men’s soccer, which was broadcast live by commentator Lee Young-pyo and castor combination Nam Hyun-jong, adding fun with joy, sharp analysis and fantastic predictions, ended the day with the first three consecutive wins in Asian Games history.