Hwang Hee-chan “I don’t have to be defensive like Uruguay… Do what you do and show it without regret.”

Lee Jae-seong “I like Uruguay’s personal skill, but football is played with 11 people”

▲ In a press conference held in Al Egla, Doha, Qatar on the 17th (local time), Hwang Hee-chan expresses his decision to participate in the World Cup.
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Lee Jae-seong (Mainz 05) and Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), who followed their older brothers to the World Cup in Russia four years ago, are aiming for the round of 16 away from home for the first time since 12 years. , taking the backbone of the national team this time.

On the 17th (local time), in a press conference held after morning training at the Al Egla Training Center in Doha, Qatar, Lee Jae-sung and Hwang Hee-chan expressed their decision to participate in the Qatar World Cup . Hwang Hee-chan, who was responsible for Bentu’s wings, said, “We believe in ourselves. If you show your skills, you can show a lot of good scenes and appearances.” He added, “I think I’ve improved a lot in experiencing different coaches and teams over the past four years.”

On the 17th (local time), Hwang Hee-chan is training at Al Egla in Doha, Qatar.  Doha Yonhap News

▲ On the 17th (local time), Hwang Hee-chan is training at Al Egla in Doha, Qatar.
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Regarding the first match against Uruguay, he said, “As you know, there are many good players on the opposing team. Those players are good, but our team has many players with good abilities too. Just because the opposing strikers are good doesn’t mean we have to be defensive. It’s important to do what you’ve been doing. I’ll show you no regrets.”

Regarding the fact that the younger players of the national team chose him as the protagonist of the first goal the day before, Hwang Hee-chan said, “Of course, I want to score a lot of goals in this World Cup. I hope there is something that can help the team,” he said, hiding his greed, saying, “It’s important who scores the first goal, but it’s more important for the team to score without surrender.”

Lee Jae-seong, who will play in his second World Cup as a veteran, also expressed his confidence in his first match against Uruguay. Lee Jae-seong said, “In terms of personal ability, Uruguay may be ahead, but football is played by 11 people,” and added, “We are preparing well for the first game .”

Regarding the condition of Son Heung-min (Tottenham), he suggested, “I am a very positive friend and do more than what is entrusted to me, so I am not too worried.”

On the 17th (local time), in a press conference held in Al Egla, Doha, Qatar, Lee Jae-sung expresses his decision to participate in the World Cup.  Doha Yonhap News

▲ In a press conference held in Al Egla, Doha, Qatar on the 17th (local time), Lee Jae-sung expresses his decision to participate in the World Cup.
Doha Yonhap News

About the part that has changed from the World Cup four years ago, “I had a lot of regrets after the World Cup in Russia. At the time, I was a bit worried, but now I feel more excited than worried,” she explained. “Now I have to lead my younger brothers and sisters,” he said. I also try to instill a sense of responsibility so that you don’t regret it after it’s over.”

Doha Correspondent Kim Dong-hyun

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