[Asian Games] Hong Hyun-seok Paved the Flowery Path to the Semifinals… ‘Awl Free Kick’ that Silenced the Chinese Crowd
Midfielder Hong Hyun-seok (24, Ghent), who has already been called to the adult national team and recognized for his potential,
opened the way for Korea to advance to the men’s soccer semifinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games with his ‘golden left foot’.
Hong Hyun-seok scored the first goal in the 18th minute of the first half to break the 0-0 score in the men’s soccer quarterfinal against China held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China on the 1st, leading Korea to a 2-0 victory.
Hyun-seok Hong, who took the free kick from a good position on the right side of the penalty arc,
shook the goal net with a spectacular left foot kick. 먹튀검증가이드
It was a heavy blow that played a decisive role in taking the lead in the early stages of a game that was very stressful in many ways because it was a match against China,
which is famous for its rough play, which Hwang Seon-hong-ho had already experienced,
it was a match against the host country.
On this day, the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium was filled with Chinese home fans,
from the beginning, they had a one-sided cheering match,
booing the Korean players whenever they caught the ball,
but Hong Hyun-seok’s free kick instantly silenced the audience.
Hong Hyun-seok, a former member of K League 1 Ulsan Hyundai’s youth team Hyundai High School,
is a next-generation midfielder who has gained experience on the European stage,
starting with a loan spell at Unterhaching in the German third division in 2018.
He also played in the Linz first team after playing for FC Junios in the second division,
a satellite club of LASK Linz in the Austrian first division,
has been playing for Ghent in the Belgian first division since last year.
Having established himself in Ghent since his first season,
he has been named to the adult national team under coach Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany)
since the A-match period in June.
He made his international debut against Peru on June 16,
played against El Salvador four days later.
He also boarded the Klinsmann in the two-game international match held in Europe in September and took part in the match against Wales.
Afterwards, he returned to Korea and did not hide his confidence despite the forced march to prepare for the Asian Games.
Following the round of 16 match against Kyrgyzstan (5-1 win),
he entered the single game and scored in two consecutive games.
Including the second match of the group stage against Thailand (4-0 win),
this is his 3rd goal in this tournament.
On this day, he started in the midfield along with Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk)
completed his mission by not only attacking,
but also serving as a link until he was replaced by Jeong Ho-yeon (Gwangju)
in the 31st minute of the second half.