Park Jeong-in – the main striker of U23 South Korea recently expressed his disappointment at not being able to score against U23 Vietnam.
In the second match of Group C at the 2022 AFC U-23 Asian Cup, U23 South Korea dominated against U23 Vietnam and took the lead thanks to Cho Young-wook. However, then Lee Jin-yong received a second yellow card and had to leave the field. The lack of players caused U23 South Korea to concede a goal at the end of the match by Vu Tien Long.
Sharing with Osen (South Korea), striker Park Jeong-in said: “I couldn’t sleep after the match against Vietnam. It was the hardest time in my career. In that match, I couldn’t meet it. expect to score. So I understand the criticism against me. As a striker, I must score goals, but sometimes we have difficulty in performing our role. I am sorry”.
The 21-year-old also blamed himself: “I kept having chances, but I missed. In the match against Vietnam, I was very impatient and tried to score but couldn’t do it. I know if I continue like this, I’ll be in trouble.”
Discussing the final match against U23 Thailand, Park Jeong-in said: “We have to win at all costs. The team’s victory is more important than my individual goals. The whole team could not be allowed to be eliminated in the group stage. We will do our best.”
On the side of U23 Thailand, they also expressed their determination to beat U23 South Korea in the last match. In addition, coach Worrawoot Srimaka also hopes that U23 Malaysia will defeat U23 Vietnam in the remaining match.
The final match of Group C at the 2022 AFC U-23 Asian Cup will be dramatic with extremely unpredictable scenarios. Except for U23 Malaysia, which was eliminated, the remaining 3 teams have the opportunity to go deeper.
The last two matches will take place at the same time at 8 pm on June 8 (UTC+7).
U23 Vietnam needs a win against U23 Malaysia and looks forward to a beneficial result from the match at the same time between U23 Thailand and U23 South Korea.