Malay coach Kim Pang-gon “A fantastic result I pray for Korea to win”
Korea can advance to the finals. I hope they win.” Kim Pang-gon, the ‘Korean head coach’ of the Malaysian national soccer team, who scored three goals against Klinsmann and even drew with a ‘thrilling goal’ in extra time in the second half, expressed satisfaction, saying, “We achieved a great result .”The Malaysian national team, led by coach Kim Pang-gon, drew 3-3 against Korea, the favorite, in the third match of Group E of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup held at Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah, Qatar on the 25th (Korean time). .Malaysia, an underdog ranked 130th in the FIFA rankings, was expected to be completely defeated against Korea (23rd), but they managed to take 1 point with a strong pressure defense and a high-quality counterattack throughout the game.
In particular, Malaysia was confirmed to be eliminated from the group stage with 2 losses prior to the game on this day, so even though it was difficult to motivate, they earned valuable points by drawing with Korea and finished the tournament with 1 draw and 2 losses (1 point). Coach Kim Pang-gon, who held an official press conference after the game, said, “For us, we achieved a fantastic result. I would like to thank not only the players, but also the government and everyone. It was a glorious game.” Coach Kim Pang-gon, who served as the chairman of the Korea Football Association’s national team strength strengthening committee before taking over as head coach of the Malaysian national team in January 2022, was selected as the head coach who best knows the Taegeuk Warriors’ weaknesses ahead of the match against Korea.
In line with that, Malaysia successfully harassed the Taegeuk Warriors with tight defense, strong pressure, and quick counterattacks, achieving the best result of a draw. Coach Kim said about this, “It was difficult to get motivated because we had already been eliminated in the group stage .”He said, “Korea advanced to the round of 16 in the previous World Cup, ranked 23rd in the FIFA rankings, and even had players playing in the English Premier League and German Bundesliga. Although we struggled, we turned the score around in the second half. It was a great result. “Still, Korea dominated everything. I had a good experience with a top-level team,” he explained. He continued, “Finding Korea’s weaknesses doesn’t mean we can attack them,” and “It means we did only what we could prepare for. Korea’s level is really high. Korea can make it to the finals and win the 카지노사이트킹 championship.” “I hope so,” he emphasized.