The soccer team participating in the U-20 World Cup confirmed its advance to the round of 16 the first day thanks to Japan’s defeat to Israel.
Coach Kim Eun-joong revealed his intention to save his stamina against Gambia tomorrow.
Reporter Junhee Lee reports.
Japan took the lead with Isa Sakamoto’s goal in extra time in the first half.
Even though an Israeli player was sent off and had a numerical advantage, Japan rather allowed a tie in the middle of the second half.
Just before the end of the game, he gave up a theater goal to Omer Senior and suffered a painful 2-1 come-from-behind defeat.
As Japan slipped to 3rd place in the group with 1 win, 2 losses and 3 points, Korea secured 4 points and advanced to the round of 16.
In this tournament, not only the 1st and 2nd place teams in their groups, but also the top 4 teams among the 6 teams that finish 3rd in each group will advance to the Round of 16.
Even if it loses to Gambia and finishes third in the group, Korea is already included in the top four teams and advances to the round of 16 have been confirmed early.
In preparation for the round of 16, manager Kim Eun-joong expressed his intention to save his stamina in the third game against Gambia, the current group leader.
[Kim Eun-jung/Under-20 soccer team coach: “(Gambia) seems to be a very well-organized team even for an African team. I don’t think there is a need to burn out physically if it is confirmed early.”]
If we finish 2nd in Group F, we will face Ecuador in the Round of 16, but if we finish 3rd in Group F, we will face the world’s strongest Brazil.먹튀검증
While conserving the stamina of the main players, considering the round of 16 and beyond, manager Kim Eun-joong’s flexible tactical operation has become important.