The perfect resurrection of an ace…Bae Joon-ho “I felt sorry for my colleagues”

‘No. 10’ ace Bae Joon-ho (Daejeon Hana Citizen) shares his thoughts on his MVP-caliber performance.

The South Korea U-20 soccer team, led by head coach Kim Eun-joong, advanced to the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023 with a 3-2 victory over Ecuador in the round of 16 at the Santiago del Estro Stadium in Argentina on Sunday (June 2).

Kim scored his first three goals of the tournament against Ecuador, a team he met in the last four of the tournament, to advance to the quarterfinals for the second straight tournament.

Kim will face Nigeria, who defeated hosts Argentina at 2:30 a.m. on Friday at the same venue, in the semifinals.

Bae Joon-ho, who was given the number 10 shirt, had a disappointing start to the tournament.

Starting against Ecuador, Bae recorded his first offensive point of the tournament in the 11th minute when he sent in a crucial cross that set up Lee Young-joon’s (Gimcheon Sangmu) wonder goal.

Eight minutes later, he scored himself. A low pass from Park Chang-woo (Jeonbuk Hyundai) found Bae Jun-ho, who beat one defender with a fantastic touch to create space.

When the goalkeeper came out, he changed direction once again, making the goalkeeper and defense look foolish again, and calmly slotted home his second goal.

After the game, Bae Jun-ho spoke to the Korea Football Association about his performance, saying, “I had injuries from the group stage, so I felt sorry for my teammates. I played with the idea of playing hard rather than trying to be good, and it paid off.”메이저사이트

When asked what was going through his mind as Ecuador rallied, Bae said, “I was on the bench, so I trusted my friends and teammates and cheered hard from the sidelines.”

Now that he’s back from injury and fully fit, Bae is looking forward to his quarterfinal match against Nigeria on Friday.

“No matter who our opponent is, we will try to prepare well and show a good game like we have done so far,” he said.

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