Chung Mong-kyu, chairman of the Korea Football Association, emphasized the original team ahead of South Korea’s first match at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup.
Chairman Chung Mong-gyu returned to Doha the day before (11th) to watch the official opening match of the AFC Asian Cup between Qatar and Lebanon at Lusail Stadium in Qatar on the 12th local time.
Chairman Chung Mong-gyu, who encouraged the team at the Korean team’s lodging right after his arrival, visited the training site the next day to watch the players train and encourage them.
He then met with reporters and said, “The Korean team has a very good atmosphere. His expression is good and he is full of confidence.”
Chung Mong-gyu, who took office as the chairman of the Korea Football Association in 2013, has experienced two Asian Cups. However, he failed to win a title as he was the runner-up at the 2015 Australian Championship and was eliminated in the quarterfinals at the 2019 United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Chairman Chung Mong-gyu, who watched Korea’s elimination two times earlier, emphasized the original team. In particular, the team should unite as one at a time of crisis.”
Chairman Chung said, “The process cannot always be smooth when holding a competition. There will be a moment of crisis, and the players should cheer each other up and pass it.”
He added, “Players should stay together for four to five weeks. In addition to working out, it is important for colleagues to have a good time together.”
Veteran players play important roles in order for Korea to unite as a one-team player. Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Kim Young-kwon (Ulsan), and Kim Seung-gyu (Al-Shabab) have participated in many big competitions and have extensive experience.
Chairman Chung Mong-gyu also said, “Only four players from the 2015 Asian Cup, Son Heung-min, Kim Young-kwon, Kim Seung-gyu, and Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk Hyundai), have participated in the event. These veterans should be good to them,” adding, “The role of experienced players is important.” 헤라카지노주소
Chairman Chung Mong-gyu plans to visit Doha again to encourage the team in line with Korea’s quarterfinal schedule after watching the opening game.