Thumbs down “We could have conceded a lot of goals…we apologize to the fans”

Uhm Ji-sung was disappointed with the result but consoled himself by saying that this is soccer.

Uhm started the quarterfinal match against Indonesia at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-23 Asian Cup 2024 and the Asian Final Qualifier for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games at the Abdullah Bin Khalifa Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on Saturday (June 26) and performed well, including setting up an own goal, before being substituted in the second half and watching South Korea’s elimination from the bench.

Uhm Ji-sung started on the left flank, where his link-up play and dribbling shook up the defense. He played well throughout the first half, using his breakthrough ability to open up cracks in the Indonesian defense, and he even headed home a cross from 온라인카지노 Hwang Jae-won at the end of the first half when his team was down 0-1.

However, when Uhm was substituted for Hong Yun-sang midway through the second half, he came to the bench with a disappointed look on his face. He watched the rest of the game from the bench, but the match against Indonesia was his last at the tournament as South Korea lost on penalties after extra time.

After the match, Uhm Ji Sung told the media, “We started the tournament in a good mood. The players prepared well and played with confidence. However, there were a lot of unexpected situations that happened, and we didn’t get the performance and results we wanted.”

However, Uhm Ji Sung said, “I think this is soccer. We came to the quarterfinals with an undefeated record, but we lacked the strength to overcome the adverse conditions. We apologize to our fans who followed us until the end, but we couldn’t bring the result,” he said, shaking his head.

When asked about the Indonesian team, he said, “We watched a lot of videos and had meetings. We saw that they have a lot of good players and play well, so we prepared more defensively,” he said, adding, “It’s not that they scored goals because they played well, but because of our mistakes. We didn’t play the way we prepared,” he said, adding that it was unfortunate that we conceded the goal.

“We didn’t react well to their attack. We gave up some dangerous chances in our defensive zone. But we were able to hold on until the end when we could have conceded a lot of goals, and we were able to go to the penalty shootout. Thank you to my teammates,” he said before heading to the bus.

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