The under-20 national soccer team led by coach Kim Eun-joong will play its first match against France in the World Cup group stage.
Who will be the player responsible for the future of Korean football?
From 1999’s ‘Lion King’ Lee Dong-guk to 2005’s ‘Soccer Genius’ Park Joo-young.
2017 ‘Korean Messi’ Lee Seung-woo.
In 2019, even the ‘youngest brother’ Lee Kang-in.
The Under-20 World Cup was a ‘contest for up-and-coming stars’.
In particular, Lee Kang-in, who created the runner-up myth four years ago, received the world’s attention with the Golden Ball award.
The juniors who inherited the baton will have the first round of the group stage against the strongest France tomorrow morning.
[Kim Eun-joong/U-20 national soccer team coach]
“I am focusing on cooperative defense and quick transition between offense and defense, and if only that part is done well, there will be good results.”
Players such as Kim Ji-soo, a key player chosen by FIFA who received a love call from Brentford in the Premier League, and Kang Seong-jin, who surprised everyone with a wonderful goal reminiscent of ‘Messi’ in the Asian Cup under 20, are all ready.
[Kang Seong-jin/U-20 National Soccer Team]
“I’ve dreamed of this tournament since I was young, and I think I have a special resolution to be able to participate.
While the seniors who created the ‘Miracle in Poland’ four years ago energized them with cheering messages, the national team is scheduled to play the group stage against Honduras on the 26th and Gambia on the 29th, starting with France tomorrow.
This is Song Ki-seong from MBC News.