Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk), who ‘gave Hwang Sun-hong a bottle of medicine’, shrugged off his mistake.
Hwang Sun-hong’s South Korea U-24 team defeated Kyrgyzstan 5-1 in the round of 16 men’s soccer tournament on Sunday at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China.
Baek Seung-ho converted a penalty kick earned by Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) in the 11th minute.
Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) added a goal just a minute later, and it looked like Hwang Sun-hong would keep another clean sheet.
However, in the 28th minute, he conceded through Maksat Aligulov. Baek Seung-ho, who was down at the back, made a mistake in not receiving the pass properly.
Although they scored three second-half goals to finish the game with a smile on their faces, there was an uneasy feeling in the air at halftime with the score at 2-1. Baek Seung-ho was largely to blame.
“It was my mistake that made the players nervous again,” he said in the post-match mix zone.
He didn’t just shrug off his mistakes.
“I think I relaxed,” he said. I think I learned a lot of lessons. In the future, I need to keep my nerves in check even when I win 2-0,” he said.
“I think it’s good that it was me (his brother) and not another player,” he added, “I just shook it off quickly. Even though we were down by one goal, I’m happy that the players played well in the second half.”
Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), who is expected to anchor the midfield alongside Baek Seung-ho, started the game but was subbed off in the 15th minute. He has yet to fully integrate into the team.
Baek Seung-ho said, “Lee Kang-in is doing a good job right now. If you trust him, he will release everything. We just need to trust him and he will show us a good game.”
The next opponent is China.
China is a tough opponent because they like to play rough. They are also the home team and will have the support of their fans behind them.
Baek Seung-ho said, “I’ve prepared for the possibility of meeting China. I’d rather enjoy it than worry about it,” he said. “They say they’re tough, but if we take advantage of that, we’ll be able to do better.” 안전놀이터