Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai) is close to returning to action.
The Korean men’s national soccer team missed both of their group stage matches at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games because he had not fully recovered from a muscle injury. He wasn’t in the best shape at the Changwon camp before arriving in Hangzhou.
Once he arrived in Hangzhou, he focused on improving his condition by training alone, which is why he missed the first two games. In the second game, he warmed up but didn’t get the chance to play. Meanwhile, the national team’s second-stringers showed their skills.
Go Young-joon (Pohang Steelers), Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), and Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai), as well as forwards such as Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon Commerce), Park Jae-yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai), and Ahn Jae-joon (Bucheon FC), were evenly matched. Go Young-jun didn’t score, but he did register two assists against Thailand in the second round. The rest of the attackers all found the back of the net. Only Song Min-kyu and Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), who joined the team late, have not played a single game.
After winning both matches to top the group and qualify for the round of 16, the team will play the third match of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games Group Stage (Bahrain) at the Jinhua Sports Center in Jinhua, Zhejiang Province, China, on Sept. 24. The outcome of the third match will not affect Huang’s progression to the round of 16. However, Huang sees it as a preparation for the tournament. “We have some new players and some players who joined late. There are also some players who are improving their physical condition. It will be a process of finding new combinations,” he said.토토사이트
Song Min-kyu will also get a chance to play in the third round. He has recovered from his injury and is training normally. And on the 22nd, during a training session at the Jinhwa Sports Center Auxiliary Stadium, Hwang personally called out Song Min-kyu. During the pre-training warm-up, Hwang pointed to Song Min-gyu, and the conversation lasted for about five minutes. We don’t know the details, but it appears that Hwang took Song aside to give him instructions on movement and tactics. At the end of the conversation, Hwang patted Song on the shoulder.
Hwang also had a one-on-one conversation with Park Jae-yong in training a day before the second leg, giving him a hands-on demonstration. According to Park, Hwang gave him some advice on how to move on crosses. The same is likely true for Song Min-gyu.
Song is a second-choice flanker, but his strengths lie in his rhythm and powerful runs rather than his speed. This could add a new attacking option to the national team. If that happens, Hwang Sun-hong will be able to prepare for the tournament with more attacking options.