“Strikers are judged by their goals. I will prove it.”
Korean men’s national football team striker Park Jae-yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai) started and scored a brace in his team’s 4-0 victory over Thailand in the second match of Group E at the 2022 Asian Games on Nov. 21 at the Jinhua Sports Center in Zhejiang, China.
After coming off the bench in the first game against Kuwait (9-0), Park was unable to find the back of the net on this occasion. However, he did his best to fight the opposing defense on the front line and set up the ball for the second line through screen plays. 메이저사이트
After the game, Park said in the Mix Zone, “It feels good to be in the tournament as the top of the group. As a striker, you’re judged on your goals, but it’s unfortunate that I didn’t score. I’ll do my best to prepare for the next game,” he said, evaluating his performance.
On the 20th, a day before the match against Thailand, Park received one-on-one coaching from Hwang Sun-hong in training. Hwang gave him a hands-on demonstration and kept telling him what to do. “I can’t tell you anything specific,” Park said, “but he always gives me comments before I came to China and even before I was selected for the national team. (On the 20th), he explained specifically what movements I should make when a cross comes in.”
Before the tournament, the national team was considered one of the weakest offenses in history. But the team responded with 13 goals in two games. The goals have come from both the front line and the secondary options. “I think we have a lot to prove,” Park said. There are still games and tournaments to come. I think I need to prove myself more,” Park said encouragingly.