The popularity of ‘Captain’ Son Heung-min (31, Tottenham) is beyond imagination. Poon Pui Hin (Kitchen SC), the Hong Kong player who created an ‘unusual drama’ in men’s soccer at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games, became a hot topic by imitating Son Heung-min’s snap ceremony.
Hong Kong, led by coach Jon Andersen, met Iran, a ‘champion candidate’, in the men’s soccer quarterfinals held at the Hangzhou Shangcheng Sports Center on the 1st (Korean time) and won 1-0, breaking everyone’s expectations and advancing to the semifinals. It surprised the fans.
Hong Kong’s previous best performance at the Asian Games was advancing to the quarterfinals in 1958. By advancing to the semifinals, they achieved their best performance ever.메이저사이트
The winner was Hong Kong striker Poon Pui Hin. In the second minute of the second half, Hong Kong attacked the opponent’s defense, and even took the lead with a high-RBI header, sending a pass to Pui Hin, who was in front of the goal. When the ball came to him, Pui Hin didn’t think twice and hit a fantastic volley that hit his net.
After confirming that his goal had been scored, Pui Hin held a ‘click’ ceremony by making a square with his fingers toward his audience. This is Son Heung-min’s signature ceremony, and Pui Hin copied it exactly.
Pui Hin scored a goal in his team’s game and showed several snapping ceremonies. Heung-Min Son appears to be one of his favorite players. Son Heung-min’s influence can also be seen. That’s how many players are building their soccer careers by watching and learning from ‘superstar’ Son Heung-min.
Thanks to this, Hong Kong captured its powerful enemy, Iran. It is considered one of the biggest upsets of this tournament. After the game, Puihin wrote on his SNS, “It was a night of joy beyond words,” and “Nothing is impossible.”
Pui Hin surprisingly has ties to Korean soccer. His team Kitchie includes former Korean national team coach Kim Dong-jin and striker Kim Shin-wook. Coach Andersen, who is leading Hong Kong, also served as coach of professional soccer team Incheon United from 2018 to 2019.
Hong Kong, which has advanced to the semifinals, will face off against Japan, another favorite to win. We are determined to continue the good atmosphere and reach Japan and reach the finals.
In the other semifinals, Korea and Uzbekistan will face each other. On the 1st, thanks to consecutive goals by Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Gent) and Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Korea won 2-0 over the host country, China, and advanced to the semifinals.