“The fact that our opponent is Japan is reason enough to win.”
The South Korean Asian Games team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, will face Japan in the final of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China on Sunday (June 7).
After going undefeated through three group stage matches, Korea reached the Round of 16 with wins over Kyrgyzstan, China and Uzbekistan. With just one game left to win the gold medal, they will face their nemesis, Japan.
On the sixth day before the game, the team gathered at the Huanglong Sports Center Auxiliary Stadium to train.
Before training in earnest, Seol met with the media for an interview.
“Since we came to China, all the players, all the coaching staff, and the support staff have been united, and we have won so many games and suffered so much to get here. The last game is, as we all expected, against Japan and Korea. No matter how much we think about it, there are too many reasons to win, and we are preparing well with the confidence that we can win unconditionally. We will go for the gold medal unconditionally,” he said.
Seol Young-woo added, “I think there are many reasons, but the opponent is Japan. That alone is enough reason for us to win unconditionally,” he said.
The team has played several matches in a short period of time. “I think the best thing about our team is that it doesn’t really matter who’s on the outside or who’s on the inside. I think we rotated really well from the preliminary round, and the result was the same in the quarterfinals, where we felt we had a little more energy than our opponents,” said Seol. 안전놀이터
“I think it will be the same in the final, so I don’t think it’s a fitness issue at all,” he said, adding that he doesn’t see a fitness problem.