Lee Ji-han (20, Freiburg) and Park Seung-ho (20, Incheon United), who will lead the attack on Kim Eun-joong, expressed their strong aspirations.
The Korean U-20 national soccer team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, will play the first leg of the 2023 FIFA U-20 Argentina World Cup Group F group stage against France at Mendoza Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina at 3 am (Korean time) on the 23rd.
The goal is to advance to the round of 16 three times in a row. Korea achieved its best ever performance by winning runner-up with Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), who won the Golden Ball in the 2019 competition. In the 2017 tournament held in their home country, Lee Seung-woo (Suwon FC) and Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk) centered on Guinea and Argentina in succession to advance to the round of 16.
Kim Eun-joong, who is on the verge of a full-fledged stage. Lee Ji-han, a fast-footed striker, explained his physical condition, saying, “My physical condition has improved by 70-80%. I have adapted more than in Korea while training locally. I am preparing well.”
He continued, “I never get discouraged just because I’m in France. I want to win and go back by doing my best and showing everything I can show. I want to show that I am a player who can decide the game (through this tournament). I don’t know if it will be, but I want to become a player who can help or help the team win by entering the stadium.” 스포츠토토
Park Seung-ho, who plays various positions, also expressed his feelings. Participating in an international competition for the first time, he said, “I’m nervous and my mind is at a loss. I have such (regretful) feelings that I couldn’t go to the U-20 Asian Cup. I’m preparing my mind well so that I can show a good performance at this World Cup.” .
Park Seung-ho also revealed the secret to the planned invasion of France. He left a hint, “The French defenders are slow in switching between offense and defense. To put it simply, they seem to have an ignorant personality. I think about that part well and try to attack a lot of space behind the defense.”
Finally, Park Seung-ho added, “I always come with a plan in every competition. I have a desire to do well, but the goal of this World Cup is to leave a pleasant memory as a memory. Rather than doing well, I want to leave a lot of good memories.”