The under-20 (U-20) soccer team voted to win the World Cup in four weeks.
The U-20 Korean national team gathered at the Paju National Football Team Training Center (NFC) on the 24th to prepare for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in Argentina in May. At the press conference that day, head coach Kim Eun-joong, Gimcheon Managing Director Lee Young-jun, and FC Seoul’s Lee Seung-jun took the microphone.
Before revealing his determination, coach Kim pointed out the concerns caused by the sudden change of host country. After rhyming, “The biggest problem is the time difference,” he said, “Because of the time difference, the training schedule has no choice but to be different. I needed time to go out and adapt to the environment.”
The original U-20 World Cup host country was Indonesia. However, on the 30th of last month, Argentina was selected as the new host country after FIFA stripped Indonesia of its host country rights, citing anti-Israel sentiment and the resulting religious conflict.
The national team will train in Korea from this day to the 26th, and will also play practice matches against Incheon United on the 25th and Incheon National University on the 26th.메이저사이트
The players burned their will toward Kim Eun-joong’s first goal of ‘passing the group stage’. Captain Lee Yeong-joon, who played an active part in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup held in March, said, “The goal is, of course, to win.”
The national team was placed in Group F with France, Honduras and Gambia in the group draw held on the 21st. Although they avoided strong South American teams such as Argentina and Uruguay, it is burdensome to have to face France, which is at an absolute disadvantage with 1 win, 3 draws and 4 losses in 8 matches. Coach Kim also picked France as a candidate for the championship. He said, “As expected, it was a team with good physical and individual capabilities. “We need to analyze more closely from now on,” he said. “The other two teams will also prepare well step by step.”
After completing this call, coach Kim will head to Argentina directly to inspect the base camp and stadium. After his return, he confirms the final entry for the tournament and reconvenes the squad.