Son Heung-min yields to Hwang Hee-chan, who volunteered Hwang Hee-chan “I don’t have any burden of missing the ball”
Son Heung-min and Hwang Hee-chan are hugging after the match between Korea and Australia in the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup quarterfinals held at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar on the 2nd (local time) . Hwang Hee-chan scored a tying penalty kick just before the end of the second half, and Son Heung-min induced a penalty kick and scored a come-from-behind free kick goal, leading Korea to advance to the semifinals. 카지노사이트
The victory in the quarterfinals against Australia in the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup was in fact a ‘joint work’ between two Korean strikers playing in the English Premier League (EPL).
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, advanced to the semifinals by defeating Australia 2-1 in overtime in the quarterfinals of the AFC Asian Cup held at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar on the 3rd (Korean time).
Klinsmann, who was down 0-1 until the end of the second half, showed fierce determination.
At the center of this ‘backward thinking’ were Son Heung-min (Tottenham) and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton).
Korea had a chance to tie the game when Son Heung-min made a solo dribble break in extra time in the second half, resulting in a foul and a penalty kick from Lewis Miller.
Klinsmann’s penalty kicker ‘No. 1’ is captain and star Son Heung-min.
However, this penalty kick was taken by Hwang Hee-chan. With a confident expression, Hwang Hee-chan fired a strong shot without hesitation, opening the Australian goal guarded by goalkeeper Matthew Ryan.
Hwang Hee-chan, who met with reporters after the game, said, “I told Heung-min that I wanted to kick, and he immediately said ‘ok’. That’s why I think I was able to finish with confidence.”
He added, “In a game where I play as a representative player, I feel a lot of responsibility for every move I make. Of course, I thought that the penalty kick wasn’t just my shot.”
Hwang Hee-chan said there was no pressure at all about missing the ball.
He said, “I don’t think you should kick a penalty kick if you have that kind of pressure. Of course, I was confident. There was a lot of effort and preparation before I kicked it like that. So I went out and kicked it with confidence.”
Hwang Hee-chan greeting fans
Son Heung-min also looked back on this moment, saying, “It doesn’t change that I’m the No. 1 kicker, but it was also difficult. Hee-chan said he wanted to kick with confidence.”
Son Heung-min said, “I wanted to show that Hee-chan also plays an important role in the team. What is important is that he worked hard and scored (a goal) in a difficult situation. It doesn’t matter who kicked the ball. I am grateful for helping the team.” “he said.
The two’s collaborations appeared once more in the first half of overtime.
In the 12th minute of extra time, Hwang Hee-chan showed off his characteristic aggressive breakthrough and drew a foul in Australia’s dangerous area.
Thanks to Hwang Hee-chan’s hard work, a free kick opportunity was given to Klinsmann near the left corner of the penalty box.
Son Heung-min was the kicker of this free kick.
Son Heung-min kicked strongly with his right foot towards the near goal. The ball left Son Heung-min’s foot and hit the net without Ryan’s goalkeeper even having a chance to knock it away.
Hwang Hee-chan said, “As we get to the second half of the game, we continue to create good scenes. I think this is a game we really deserve to win,” and added, “We must overcome the next game to achieve the big goal we want. “I’m ready for that, and I think I deserve it,” he emphasized.
Hwang Hee-chan, who suffered an injury prior to the opening of the tournament and was unable to play properly during the group stage, is said to be still not in perfect physical condition. However, he also expressed his determination to do his best without thinking about injuries.
Hwang Hee-chan said, “I’ll be honest. It’s not 100%. But I think I just keep running thinking it’s 100%. I don’t have time to think about anything else. I have to sprint no matter what.” 온라인카지노