“The defenders didn’t lose their concentration and lose points.”
This is what Kim Eun-joong, head coach of the U-20 national soccer team, said after catching “big fish” France.먹튀검증
The South Korean U-20 national team, led by head coach Kim Eun-joong, won 2-1 in the first Group F match against France at Mendoza Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina, at 3 a.m. on the 23rd (Korea Standard Time).
South Korea will play its second match against Honduras on the 26th and the final group match against Gambia on the 29th. South Korea is determined to give the honor of “second place” in the previous 2019 tournament. Earlier, the 2021 competition was not held due to the novel coronavirus infection (COVID-19).
With Lee Seung-won, “one goal and one assist,” active on the day, his ability to use counterattack opportunities and kick skills shone. Kang Sung-jin, who won the ball in the 22nd minute of the first half amid the French corner kick crisis, passed to Kim Yong-hak, who was running to the left side, and Lee Seung-won, who was running to the gate together, owned the ball and split the French net with a low and fast shot.
South Korea scored an additional goal. In the 19th minute of the second half, Lee Young-joon scored a header in a free-kick opportunity. At this time, the player who raised the ball was Lee Seung-won, the “first goal hero.”
[Picture] Korea Football Association.
South Korea, which had a two-goal lead, faced bad news. Goalkeeper Kim Joon-hong and “replacement resource” Epekeler collapsed in the 21st minute of the second half during the ball competition. Kim Joon-hong, whose face was hit by the opponent’s shoulder, collapsed on the ground for a while and complained of pain. However, the referee gave a warning to Kim Joon-hong, who was still suffering from neck pain, and at the same time gave France a penalty kick.
South Korea lost a point to kicker Virginius in the penalty crisis even before goalkeeper Kim Joon-hong recovered properly. But the results have not changed. South Korea won a pleasant victory by keeping one goal well.
After the game, head coach Kim Eun-joong said through the Korea Football Association, “France is the favorite to win, so we prepared to count attack along with defensive strategies.” The players followed the tactics well, he said. “France attacked strongly at the end, but our defenders did not lose concentration and lose points.” “I’m grateful,” he said.
“There are players who have shown their skills and players who have not.” All 21 players are awarded today. Everyone gathered together and played knowing what to do. I don’t think it’s going to be easy for the next two games. “I’ll play a good game,” he said.