Seol Young-woo and Hong Hyeon-seok’s difficult travel distance
Hwang Seon-Hong-Ho, who is trying to win three consecutive Asian Games, will begin to temper himself in earnest from the beginning of September. While the controversial player selection issue with the A national team was also partially sorted out, the tight schedule and condition management of the players who will join the Asian Games national team from the A national team emerged as a task.
Among the 25 players selected for the A match in September, two players who were named to the Asian Games national team are Seol Young-woo (Ulsan) and Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Gent). In the first place, it was certain that Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) would also be selected for the A national team, but he had to drop out due to an injury. Few people deny that Seol Young-woo and Hong Hyeon-seok are necessary resources for both the A national team and the Asian Games national team. Seol Young-woo is the leader of the next generation of fullbacks in Korean football, and Hong Hyun-seok is also a promising player who is evaluated as ‘the future of Korean football’, just like Lee Kang-in was in the past.
The problem is the harsh schedule that came naturally as they digested both the A team schedule and the Asian Games schedule. In the case of Seol Young-woo, he will move to England the next day after the K-League Gwangju FC match ends on September 3rd. Hong Hyeon-seok will also go from Belgium to England immediately after finishing the league game scheduled for the 3rd. Afterwards, after playing against Wales (8th), he moved back to Korea and participated in the Asian Games team training in Changwon.
Afterwards, they move to the Paju National Football Team Training Center (NFC) on the 13th, train until the 15th, then depart for China on the 16th, and meet Kuwait on the 19th for their first group stage match. In the case of Seol Young-woo, it is a tight schedule, going from Korea to England, returning to Korea, and then leaving for China. There is no big difference between Hong Hyeon-seok and Seol Young-woo.
In particular, in the case of Hong Hyun-seok, it is also important whether or not the cooperation of his team, Gent, is important. 토토 Since the Asian Games are not recognized by the International Football Federation (FIFA), there is no reason for the team to be obliged to follow them. The A-match period in September is from the 4th to the 12th, and the key is whether Hong Hyun-seok can participate in the Paju training that will be held from the 13th to the 15th. The association is closely discussing with the club, but if this issue does not work out, Hong Hyun-seok may have to go back to Belgium after the Changwon training session and go to China in time for the start of the group stage.