Park Yong-woo (31, Al Ain), who provided an excuse for the first run due to a pass mistake in the semi-final against Jordan in the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, bowed his head.
Park Yong-woo apologized after the Asian Cup semifinals against Jordan at Ahmad Bin Ali Stadium in Alayan, Qatar, on the 7th (Korea time).꽁머니지급
The national soccer team, led by Jürgen Klinsmann Gadok, was completely defeated 0-2 in the match, ending its bid to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years in vain.
Team Korea struggled from the beginning against the Jordanian team, which drew 2-2 in the group league. Key defender Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) failed to play due to accumulated violations, and the team held on 0-0 in the first half but failed to advance to the final by allowing two goals in the second half.
Among them, Park Yong-woo, a starting midfielder, made a pass mistake, which led to Yazan Alnaimat’s first goal in the eighth minute of the second half.
Because Park Yong-woo’s pass to Kim Young-kwon was short, Musa Altamari intercepted the ball and broke into the Korean camp. Altamari scored an exquisite penetration pass between Kim Young-kwon and Jung Seung-hyun, and Alnaimat, who received the pass, scored with a chip shot.
Park Yong-woo, who provided an excuse for losing a point, was replaced by Cho Kyu-sung shortly after the mistake and left the ground.
When asked if our players’ mistakes caused them to lose consecutive points, Park Yong-woo said, “I’m not sure exactly. I think my mistake was a big one. I think my mistake led to a loss, not a matter of physical strength.”
“I feel sorry for the team members, coaches, and staff who worked hard for the past month. I have nothing to say but I apologize to the fans who cheered me on until early in the morning,” he said repeatedly.