Lee Kang-in’s statement of opinion, controversy over the calculation of the round of 16 between Korea and Japan, “I have nothing to say

January 26, 2024 | by

“Korea-Japan calculation in the round of 16? I have nothing to say.”

These are the words of Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain).

헤라카지노주소 Korea’s national A team, led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann, had a 3-3 draw with Malaysia in the final Group E match of the Qatar Asian Cup held at Al-Zanub Stadium in Al-Wakra, Qatar on Saturday (Korea time). Korea advanced to the round of 16 by ranking second in Group E with one win and two draws (five points). Korea will face Saudi Arabia, ranking first in Group F, at 1 a.m. on Saturday at Education City Stadium.

“Players did their best and poured everything out in the stadium, but it’s a shame. We should prepare well for the next game and try to bring better results. From the next game on, it’s important to win. I told them to unite and win,” Lee said in the mixed zone.

It was a rough game. Jung Woo-young’s header goal in the 21st minute of the first half gave Korea the lead by 1-0. However, the team lost points in succession to Faisal Salam in the 6th minute of the second half and Arif Ayman (penalty kick) in the 17th minute of the second half. Korea staged a wave of attacks. However, the goal was rarely opened. Lee Kang-in flashed on when he was on the verge of defeat. He himself shook the opponent’s net with a free kick in the 38th minute of the second half. However, the goal was recorded as an own goal by Malaysian goalkeeper Sheehan Hazumi. Korea turned the game around 3-2 when Son Heung-min scored a penalty kick that Oh Hyun-gyu garnered in the extra time of the second half. The joy was brief. Korea allowed Romel Morales to score an equalizer right before the game ended, and finished the game 3-3.

Lee Kang-in said, “The most regrettable thing is the result. I prepared to win, but I didn’t. What the coach said is what the players need to know. I think only the players need to know. They are fully experienced players. There will be no big problem in trusting each other. I will prepare well to win the next game.”

In the view of “strategic calculation to avoid the round of 16 between Korea and Japan,” raised by some, he said, “The players had no thoughts in that respect, so I have nothing to say.”


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