It is a very short muster exercise. Still, it is a grateful opportunity for Hwang Seon-hong, the head coach of the Korean national U-23 soccer team. If I can keep up with him even a little bit, no matter how short that time is, it is precious to Hwang.
On the afternoon of the 15th, coach Hwang started temporary convocation training for the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games at Paju NFC, located in Paju, Gyeonggi-do. This training, which is held for about 2 nights and 3 days with players active in the K-League, is a very valuable opportunity for Hwang Sun-Hong. Originally, it was an unscheduled training, but it was possible thanks to the cooperation of the K-League, which understood that there would not be many opportunities to train in preparation for the Asian Games in the future.
It wasn’t even during the A match period, and moreover, the K-League 1 and 2 are fiercely developing. A number of players such as Eom Won-sang, Song Min-gyu, Ko Young-jun, Ko Jae-hyeon, Ahn Jae-jun, and Park Jae-yong are currently playing an active role as the core force of the team. In the case of a K-League team, if these players are injured or their condition worsens in the aftermath of the call-up training, their performance will be adversely affected. It is a situation that has no choice but to be negative for convocation training.
Still, the meaning of helping Hwang Seon-Hong-Ho came together. So, at a meeting with reporters before training, coach Hwang expressed his gratitude to the K-League teams with all his heart for this call. And for good reason.
For coach Hwang, the process of preparing for the Asian Games in Hangzhou is very exhausting. It is because there is not a lot of ‘time’ to do convocation training. Even when I met him at the Anyang Sports Complex on the 7th, he also expressed his grievances.
Coach Hwang did not deny it when he said that it seemed to be a ‘selection team’ rather than a national team because there was no time to coordinate. Of course, Korea is recognized as the best in Asia in terms of individual players’ abilities, but it is difficult to guarantee that they will win if they think of the goal of the Asian Games, where the gold medal is the top priority. It’s even more so when I think of the current situation where I don’t have time to keep pace.
So Director Hwang said, “I will use this time thankfully.” After the press conference, coach Hwang went straight to Paju NFC Baekho Stadium and started training with the players. There are no real matches, and it is a short period of 2 nights and 3 days, so it is unclear how effective it will be even if they match their feet. 안전놀이터
However, through this convocation, coach Hwang plans to instill in the players the direction of competition between players and the consciousness of ‘one team’. He also plans to look at tactical problems such as defense, find points to be supplemented, and use them as a criterion for future player selection. It is a short but fruitful attitude to focus on training. Hwang Seon-Hong Ho’s preparations for the Asian Games gold are fiercely unfolding.