Jo Yoo-min told the story behind Hwang Hee-chan’s goal at the Qatar World Cup.
Baek Seung-ho, Na Sang-ho, and Cho Yu-min recently appeared on the YouTube channel ‘Shoot for Love’ and had time to remember the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Na Sang-ho recalled the first match of the group stage against Uruguay, where he made his World Cup debut as a starter.
Coach Paulo Bento pulled out a surprise card to place Na Sang-ho on the right flank of Hwang Hee-chan, who was unable to play due to injury.
Na Sang-ho, who took the opportunity to start, energized the side with active movements and vigorous activity.
Na Sang-ho said, “I was notified on the morning of the game. He was preparing to some extent, but he was nervous. I was excited when I warmed up at the stadium,” he recalled at the time.
After recording 1 draw and 1 loss against Uruguay and Ghana, Korea entered the third match against Portugal. They needed a win to advance to the round of 16. 안전놀이터
South Korea conceded the first goal, but Kim Young-kwon’s equalizer balanced the game. Later, in the second half of extra time, Hee-Chan Hwang scored a pass that Son Heung-Min gave after a storm.
South Korea beat Portugal, and Uruguay won 2-0 against Ghana to secure a ticket to the round of 16 with a goal advantage.
Baek Seung-ho, who watched Hwang Hee-chan’s goal from the bench at the time, said, “It wasn’t a fuss. It was happiness and excitement that cannot be expressed in words,” he smiled.
Cho Yoo-min told the story behind the goal, saying, “Hwang Hee-chan couldn’t play 100% due to a hamstring injury in the running situation, which is the process of scoring. However, rather, Son Heung-min’s speed, pass timing and timing were right. So I think he scored a goal,” he said, sweeping his chest.