Hwaseong FC, who struggled in the five-hour trip to Busan, said, “The championship is still ours.”
Seol Young-woo’s fitness is a concern.
Seol was called up by Jürgen Klinsmann’s national team ahead of the A-League in September and accompanied them on their European tour. In the first game, against Wales, Seol started at right fullback and played the entire game, partnering with Lee Ki-je, Kim Min-jae, and Jung Seung-hyun in the defense.
Hong Hyun-seok, who was named to the Asian Games squad at the same time, joined Hwang Sun-hong after the Wales game, but Seol Young-woo stayed with Klinsmann. In a press release prior to the September A match, Klinsmann said he would work with Hong and Seol to get them into the Asian Games squad as soon as possible, but Seol started against Saudi Arabia less than five days later. Like the Wales game, he was not substituted in the Saudi game and stayed on the field until the final whistle.
It’s a busy September for Seol, and it’s going to be a busy one. He’s playing a lot of minutes, and he’s going to play a lot of minutes, to the point where I’m worried about his fitness.토토사이트
Even though he’s finished with his September A-match schedule, Seol still has another national team event coming up. The Hangzhou Asian Games. After earning a wildcard spot on Hwang Sun-hong’s Asian Games squad, Seol will compete in the tournament, which kicks off this month on the 23rd. According to the Korea Football Association (KFA), the Asian Games team will depart the country via Incheon International Airport on the 16th. A KFA official explained that Seol Young-woo will join the Asian Games team immediately after returning home and will travel with them.
Seol has been on a roll since the league. He has appeared in 27 matches for Ulsan Hyundai this season, excluding the 12th and 24th rounds. His total playing time this season is 2,461 minutes, with an average playing time of 91 minutes. He didn’t get a break during the A-Match break in June and the A-Match break in September, and during the A-Match, he played full-time in both matches. Add to that a trip to Europe, a flight home, and a flight to Hangzhou, and you’re looking at a lot of fatigue.
For head coach Hwang Sun-hong, this must be a concern. The nature of the Asian Games, with multiple matches in a short period of time, means that it is essential to keep key players fit. Hwang used one important wild card to select Seol Young-woo. Seol is likely to play a key role in Hwang’s squad alongside other wildcard resources Park Jin-seob and Baek Seung-ho. A tired Seol would be bad news for Hwang.