The Korean national soccer team has arrived in Hangzhou, China, to compete for a third consecutive Asian Games title. Coach Hwang Sun-hong has vowed to fight to the death.
Fans gathered at Incheon Airport, signing autographs and taking commemorative photos with bright faces, but the national soccer team’s determination was unwavering as they headed to their final destination.
Head coach Hwang Sun-hong was determined to win the gold medal with the lion’s cry of “Pabu Chimju.
[Hwang Sun-hong/ASIAN GAMES Football Team Head Coach: “I will do my best with the players to achieve the goal we want to achieve with all my heart and soul with the spirit of ‘Pavu Chimjoo’].
Ace Lee Kang-in, who will join the team after playing in the Champions League on the 20th, said he’s not at 100 percent yet, but will continue to build up his strength through the qualifiers, and that he won’t force him into action from the third match against Bahrain on the 24th.
[Hwang Sun-hong/Asian Games head coach: I think we should calculate at what point (Lee Kang-in’s condition) will be at its maximum (Max) rather than using him quickly].
After arriving at Hangzhou Airport after a two-and-a-half-hour flight, the team went straight to Jinhua, the venue for the first leg, to undress.스포츠토토
[Uhm Won-sang/Asian Games Football Team Midfielder: I think it’s cooler than I thought it would be, and it’s not as humid as I thought it would be, so I think we’ll have to work hard to play well].
The team will begin their quest for a third consecutive gold medal with a first-round match against Kuwait on Sept. 19.