‘All hands on deck’ with two substitutions, including Lee Kang-in… Later strategy is to increase ball possession and utilize ‘speed’
The Asian Games Men’s Football Team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, won their quarterfinal match against China 2-0 at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Huanglong Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on Monday (June 1). The team will face Uzbekistan for a spot in the final on Thursday at the same venue.
Huang’s side made the most of the game. He dropped Lee Kang-in from the starting lineup after he played in the third group game (Bahrain) and the round of 16 (Kyrgyzstan). Flanker Chung Woo-young also started from the bench, while Song Min-gyu was included in the starting lineup for the first time.
Hwang deployed Song Min-kyu and Ahn Jae-joon on both flanks. He chose Cho Young-wook up front and Ko Young-joon as the second midfielder. The speedy Jung Woo-young and Uhm Won-sang were on the bench. Their strengths lie in their ability to break through and solve problems with their speed rather than their physicality.토토사이트
However, on this day, they used a different strategy. Strength. It was a strategy to deal with China’s rough play. This is the first time Song Min-gyu, Cho Young-wook and Ahn Jae-joon have played together in the second line.
Song Min-gyu, in particular, doesn’t have much speed as a flanker. However, he tries to break through with his powerful dribbling and unique rhythm. He missed the first two games of the group stage because he hadn’t fully recovered from his injury. He came on as a substitute in the third group game and the round of 16, and started for the first time today. Song Mingyu harassed the Chinese defense from the left flank.
In the 14th minute, he completely beat one defender before sending in a cross. The deflected ball found its way to Ko Young-joon, whose right-footed shot was saved by the goalkeeper. It didn’t result in a goal, but it showed Song’s strengths, and in the 35th minute, he pounced on a cross from Cho Young-wook and slotted it home with his right foot.
Ahn Jae-jun is also a frontline striker for his club Bucheon FC. However, Hwang has been using him more as a right-sided striker in the tournament than up front. Ahn is not a typical striker either. He’s not a target man, but he has a wide radius and a lot of movement. He can also be used as a flanker, as he has the ability to break through. Although he didn’t record an offensive point, Ahn contributed to the team by moving the ball up and down the field throughout the first half.
In the 18th minute of the second half, Hwang used all three of his substitutions on the second line. Hwang took off Song Min-kyu, Ko Young-joon, and Ahn Jae-joon and brought on Uhm Won-sang, Jung Woo-young, and Lee Kang-in at the same time. With the lead. The idea was to use Lee Kang-in for his ball possession skills, and to exploit the depleted Chinese defense with the speedy Uhm Won-sang and Jung Woo-young on the flanks.
After coming on, Lee Kang-in harassed the Chinese defense with his dazzling individual skills. Ball possession was solid. Jung Woo-young and Uhm Won-sang were also active in penetrating the second line and creating chances down the stretch.