Myung Jae-yong, U-23 national team coach, “Luck did not come to us.”

Head Coach Myung Jae-yong at a press conference

Head coach Myung Jae-yong of Hwang Seon-hong, who failed to advance to the men’s soccer finals for the 10th consecutive Olympics, shared the sad truth behind the ‘penalty shootout loss’.

The Korean U-23 national soccer team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, defeated Indonesia by 120 points in the quarterfinals of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup held at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar on the 26th (Korean time). They tied 2-2 after overtime and lost 10-11 in a penalty shootout.

With this defeat, Korea suffered the humiliation of not securing a spot in the men’s soccer finals at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

This is the first time in 40 years since the 1984 Games that Korea has failed to participate in the Olympics. 스포츠 토토사이트

Korea bowed to Indonesia, led by coach Shin Tae-yong, amid bad news as striker Lee Young-jun (Gimcheon), who was brought in as a substitute in the second half, received a red card and even coach Hwang was sent off.

After the game, Head Coach Myung participated in the press conference instead of Coach Hwang.

According to the AFC website, Senior Coach Myeong said, “It is significant that the players did not give up despite the bad news of being sent off and played well until the end, leading to the tying goal. I congratulate Indonesia on their victory.”

He regretted, “After going into a penalty shootout, we left it up to heaven, but luck did not come to us.”

Regarding the reason for putting Lee Young-jun in the second half, he said, “There were many players injured and in poor condition, so we even thought about extending the game. We thought he wouldn’t be able to play the full 120 minutes if Lee Young-jun started, so we put him in in the second half. We tried to take a long view and get results, but as we wanted, we thought about extending the game.” “It didn’t work out,” he said looking back.

Senior Coach Myung continued, “Lee Tae-seok (Seoul) was unable to play due to an injury, so we changed the defense from three backs to four backs, but a bad situation occurred where he was sent off, so the results were not good.”

He said, “It is true that there were difficulties because players active in Europe could not join,” and regretted, “I was promised to be selected through various routes before participating in the tournament, but I was not selected due to various circumstances.” 온라인 슬롯

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