Kyrgyzstan swallowed its disappointment by losing by one goal.
South Korea’s under-23 (U-23) Olympic national soccer team, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, beat Kyrgyzstan U-23 1-0 in the second Group B match of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup qualifying round at Changwon Football Center at 8 p.m. on the 9th.
Kyrgyzstan faced off with a 4-2-3-1 formation. Ermek Kenchebayev came out as a one-top. In the second line, Nurvol Baktibekov, Kimi Merck, and Stalbekov Nurdurot supported. Erbol Atavayev and Arsen Sharsenbekov were in charge of the midfield. Only Elaman Akilbekov, Zarifbekov Eldiar, Nullan Adiret and Christian Brows held out for the defense. The goal was worn by Kurbanbek Nulanbekov.
“Sultan Chomoyev, Artem Priakin, Kumarbayaman, Sulaimanov Ulanbek, Adiret Kanibekov, Miran Bekverdinov, Hernaz Abilov, Arslan Bekverdinov, Riskeldi Artikbayev, Toktosunov Dastanbek and Atay Ilychibek sat on the bench.
Soon after the kickoff, South Korea broke the balance. In the third minute of the first half, Park Chang-woo’s penetration pass was connected to Jung Sang-bin. Jung Sang-bin, who broke through quickly, crossed into the gate. Hong Yoon-sang, who beat the opponent’s defense, calmly pushed the net.
Unlike the match against Qatar, South Korea took the lead and pressured Kyrgyzstan. Jung Sang-bin and Lee Tae-seok on the left, Hong Yun-sang and Park Chang-woo on the right were sharp. In the midfield, Kwon Hyuk-kyu took the vertex and played the role of a rear build-up perfectly.
The atmosphere was heightened, but there were no additional points. After entering the second half, Hwang Sun-hong made a change by putting Lee Hyun-joo, Min Kyung-hyun, Um Ji-sung, Heo Yul, and Lee Jin-yong one after another, but failed to bear fruit. In the end, the game ended in a 1-0 victory for South Korea.
“I wanted to win, but I couldn’t. One goal determined the outcome. Unfortunately, I think I lost,” he said.
The early loss was fatal. On the impact on the game’s management and whether to modify the tactics, Olmombekov said, “I haven’t changed the tactics particularly since I lost a point. I pushed ahead with the tactics I always did. Congratulations on the Korean team’s victory,” he replied.
“I couldn’t finish it. In that regard, it seems that the players were not prepared enough. I think we should keep trying,” he added.
The remaining matches for Kyrgyzstan are not reflected in their performance against Qatar. In fact, he finished the Asian Cup 토토사이트 qualifying round after the match against South Korea. All-Mombekov said, “Whether it’s a friendly match or an official match, every game is important and we prepare 100%. Team members gain great experience because they are very young. That’s why I always do my best,” he said.