Uhm Won-sang (24, Ulsan) practiced with the team.
South Korea’s Asian Games team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, will face Japan in the final of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Sunday (June 7) at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China.
After going undefeated through three group stage matches, Korea reached the Round of 16 with wins over Kyrgyzstan, China and Uzbekistan. With just one game left to win the gold medal, they will face their nemesis, Japan.
On the sixth day leading up to the game, the team gathered at the Huanglong Sports Center Auxiliary Stadium to train.
The fourth-place match against Uzbekistan was much tougher than expected. Uzbekistan, one of the strong favorites to win the tournament, has a “Tal Asian” physical condition with high speed and strong fighting ability.
It wasn’t just physicality. They also had guts. Throughout the game, Uzbekistan made reckless tackles that would have earned them a warning or even a direct sending off at any other stage. Korean players screamed as they were elbowed in the face, twisted their ankles, and fell to the ground.
Uhm Won-sang actually went down after grabbing his ankle in a vicious tackle from an opponent. He was substituted early and left the game, only to have the injury revealed to be a mild ankle sprain.
Concerned, Uhm showed up for the final training session before the final with a teammate supporting him. However, once training started, he was back on the field and practiced normally. 메이저놀이터
Although she appeared to be cautious due to the pain in her ankle, Uhm Won-sang, like the rest of the players, was able to complete the passing drills that followed and was even seen running in place.
Meanwhile, Seol Young-woo, who was interviewed before training, said, “It’s a Korea-Japan match. No matter how much I think about it, I feel like there are too many reasons to win, and I am preparing well with the confidence that I can win unconditionally. I will go for the gold medal unconditionally,” he said, revealing his intentions for the final.