“I lost a lot of confidence when I was in Switzerland, but now I am regaining it.”
Seon-Hong Hwang’s key striker Jeong Sang-bin (Minnesota)먹튀검증 added Jeon Byeong-gwan (Daejeon Hana Citizen) in the 40th minute of the second half when he was leading 1-0 in the third match against Myanmar in the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U23 Asian Cup qualifier held at the Changwon Football Center on the 12th. He assisted the goal and contributed to the team’s 3-0 win. Korea succeeded in advancing to the U23 Asian Cup finals to be held in Qatar in April next year.
On this day, Jeong Sang-bin, who played in the top three with Kim Shin-jin (FC Seoul) and Uhm Uhm-seong (Gwangju FC) and played in all directions, brought vitality to the Korean attack until he was replaced by Heo Yul (Gwangju FC) at the end of the second half.
Jeong Sang-bin, who met in the mixed zone after the game, said, “The coach asked for crosses from the side and shots from inside the box. “He did his best as asked,” he said. “It was difficult because there were no goals in the previous two games. Of course, it would be a lie to say that I didn’t feel any pressure. He thought the players’ scoring power should have gone up. “It wasn’t that many goals were scored, but I think it was fortunate that three goals were scored.”
Korea lost 0-2 in the first match against Qatar in the group stage, and only scored one goal in the second match against Kyrgyzstan. On this day, they showed a frustrating performance by only scoring one goal until 40 minutes into the second half.
Jeong Sang-bin said, “Anyway, the overseas players came right before the first game and had little time to get along. There were players I didn’t know, so I needed time. “It was okay as we got to know the players and became closer before the third game,” he said.
Jeong Sang-bin, who appeared like a comet by recording 6 goals and 2 assists in 28 games in the 2021 K-League 1, was immediately loaned to the Swiss Grasshopper Club Zurich, a satellite club, after transferring to Wolverhampton, England. However, he had fewer opportunities to play than he thought. He eventually transferred to Minnesota United FC in the United States last March. He is getting more opportunities than when he was in Switzerland.
Jeong Sang-bin said, “Compared to what we showed in Suwon, we are still not even halfway there. When she was in Switzerland she lost a lot of confidence. She has been receiving a lot of support from players since coming to the United States. She is on her way to finding confidence. “I always try to be confident,” she said.
She continued, “My desire to always join the A national team has not changed. It’s every athlete’s dream. “I think it is important to always show good performances and increase attack points, whether in the American league or with the national team,” he added.
First of all, we passed the first gate. Now the second hurdle is the finals in April next year. Those who place in the top three in the U23 Asian Cup finals, in which 16 Asian countries participate, will receive a ticket to the 2024 Paris Olympics finals. The 4th-place team will play a playoff against the 4th-place African qualifier.
Jeong Sang-bin said, “At the last Asian Cup, I couldn’t play in the quarterfinals because I contracted coronavirus. We think of ourselves as an Asian powerhouse. I think we should make it to the finals. “It is important to come together as a team,” she said, strengthening her resolve.
Finally, Jeong Sang-bin said, “I want to become a player like Heung-min. I think Heungmin is one of the best players not only in Korea but in the world. “I will use Heungmin as my role model and work hard,” he pledged.