Hwang’s momentum is scary.
So far, it looks like the worry is just a concern. Not only are they in the quarterfinals, but they’re cruising to Asian Games gold with their fiery attacking soccer.
On Sunday, Hwang and his team defeated Kyrgyzstan 5-1 in the round of 16 at the Hangzhou Asian Games at the Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Zhejiang, China. Despite conceding their first goal of the tournament, they punched their ticket to the quarterfinals.
Hwang exploded for 21 goals in three group games and four matches leading up to the round of 16.
The team started with a 9-0 win over Kuwait in the first round, followed by a 4-0 win over Thailand and a 3-0 win over Bahrain. They also scored five goals in the round of 16 against Kyrgyzstan, a team that coach Hwang Sun-hong worried would be “the hardest to break down.”
It is the most goals scored by a South Korean soccer team at an Asian Games.
The previous record was 19 goals in Jakarta-Palembang 2018. At the time, South Korea boasted a stellar lineup that included Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur), Hwang Eui-jo (Norwich City), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton Wanderers), and Lee Seung-woo (Suwon FC). However, the 19 goals came in the seven games leading up to the final. It’s hard to compare it to Hwang Sun-hong’s 21 goals in four games.
In 1990, he scored 18 goals in Beijing. However, he didn’t play for the national team until the 1998 Asian Games in Bangkok.스포츠토토
Of the 21 goals, Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) is the top scorer with five.
The record for most Asian Games goals by a South Korean player is held by Hwang Sun-hong. He scored 11 goals at the 1994 Hiroshima Games, matching the legendary eight goals in one game record (Nepal). In second place is Hwang Eui-jo, who scored nine goals at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games.