The craze for Korean coaches that Park Hang-seo (64) brought to Southeast Asia led to Shin Tae-yong (53), Indonesian coach, and Kim Pan-gon (54), Malaysian coach. Malaysia is also voicing emotion toward coach Kim Pan-gon, who has produced meaningful results with strong leadership.
The Malaysian national football team, led by coach Kim Pan-gon, lost 0-3 in the away match against Thailand in the 2022 ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) Mitsubishi Electric Cup semifinal held at Thammasat Stadium in Pathum Thani, Thailand on the 10th (hereinafter Korean time). did.
In the first match held at home on the 7th, they won 1-0, but Kim Pangon-ho, who failed to maintain the lead, collapsed with a total score of 1-3, and their advance to the final was frustrated. It is regrettable that the matchup with coach Park Hang-seo, who arrived first in the finals, was not successful, but it is worth applauding Malaysia and coach Kim Pan-gon, who have repeatedly performed well despite the shallow squad.
Malaysia suffered the humiliation of being eliminated from the group stage at the 2020 AFF Cup (postponed due to Corona 19) held last year. It was a panic that came in a situation where great expectations were gathered because they even achieved runner-up in the last 2018 competition. The shock to all of Malaysia was bound to be great. It was early to appoint director Kim Pan-gon in January of last year to wash away the pain.
Changes came to Malaysia with the appointment of coach Kim Pan-gon. As speed revived along with solid defensive organization, sharp counterattacks began to be reborn as a long-term skill. The movement soon began to produce meaningful results.
It was the beginning of the performance achieved in the Asian Cup 3rd qualifying round in June last year. Kim Pangon-ho, who finished second in the group with 2 wins and 1 loss, succeeded in advancing to the finals on his own for the first time in 43 years since 1980. 토토사이트 The experience of the finals in 2007 was a direct ticket obtained not by skill but by the qualification of the host country, so it was a faded advance.
Coach Kim Pan-gon, who gained momentum with this as a start, produced meaningful results in this tournament as well. Although defeated in the semifinals, it is worth considering that the opponent was Thailand, the defending champion and winner of the AFF Cup for the most 6 times. This is the reason why we can evaluate it as propaganda just by winning 1-0 in the last game.
The passion for soccer in Malaysia naturally rose. At the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, where the first match against Thailand was held, a whopping 62,989 spectators gathered to support the national team. The second leg of the Thailand expedition that followed was obviously not as good as home, but many supporters went a long way to cheer for the national team.
In addition, during this tournament, a sincere message from a fan was able to be confirmed. Malaysian media Dunia Sukan posted a photo of a fan holding a cheering banner with the words “In my deepest heart, there is only you” in Korean through the official SNS. This fan was captured in a photo of the fan visiting to cheer for the group B match against Singapore held at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium on the 3rd. 토토사이트
Then, the media did not hide their pride, saying, “The Mitsubishi Cup in Malaysia has ended. The hope of advancing to the finals was not achieved, but the team managed by coach Kim Pan-gon still showed a proud game.” “Thank you to the coach, coaching staff, players and all supporters,” he added.