‘Captain Kim Eun-joong’ Lee Seung-won, “It’s touching to see the players rushing out after the quarterfinals”

 Lee Seung-won (Gangwon FC), the captain of the Korean national under-20 (U-20) team, recalled the most memorable scene.

The Korean U-20 national team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, arrived at Incheon International Airport at 12:10 noon on the 14th. The athletes moved to the first floor of the Transportation Center to participate in the welcome event. Park Seung-ho (Incheon United), who returned home early due to an injury during the tournament, also joined.

The U-20 national team did not receive high expectations because there were no outstanding star players. In addition, the variable that the venue was changed from Indonesia to Argentina ahead of the opening of the World Cup was also met. The national team advanced as one with coach Kim at the center.

After defeating strong France in the group stage, they reached the round of 16 undefeated after drawing with Honduras and Gambia. In the tournament, they beat Ecuador and Nigeria to advance to the semifinals. They lost to Italy and Israel and finished in 4th place, but it was a great achievement. Following the runner-up at the U-20 World Cup held in Poland in 2019, he advanced to the semifinals in two consecutive tournaments.

Head coach Kim Eun-joong, head of the national team, said, “It is true that the players did not receive much attention before participating in the tournament,” but “the players proved it through this tournament.” He continued, “We also confirmed that our players have infinite potential.”

Coach Kim said, “This is not the end,” and asked, “I hope to see him play a lot in the stadium after winning the competition after returning to his team.” He said, “I hope these players will grow into the future of Korean football.”

Lee Seung-won said, “I was worried and worried while preparing for the World Cup,” and “Thanks to the enthusiastic support of the fans, I was able to achieve the result of reaching the semifinals.” He said, “I gained a lot besides the results,” and promised, “I will do my best to be good in my team and show more improvement.”

In this tournament, Lee Seung-won recorded 7 attack points with 3 goals and 4 assists. It was more than Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), who received the Golden Ball메이저사이트 (Best Player) in 2019, leading Korea to runner-up with 2 goals and 4 assists. Lee Seung-won was even awarded the Bronze Ball in recognition of his performance.

Lee Seung-won said of Lee Kang-in, “I don’t dare to talk about it, but I am a player who has seen and learned a lot.” Among his 7 attack points, he picked the goal against France first. He explained, “The goal against France is the most memorable,” and “what I prepared came out on the pitch and even brought about the result.”

Lastly, Lee Seung-won recalled the moment when the quarterfinals ended against Nigeria, where they fought overtime. He said, “After the game, the players and coaches ran to the stadium, and it was touching.

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