Soon, Kim Eun-joong, who is on the stage of the under-20 (U-20) World Cup, arrived in Argentina, the ‘decisive field’, after completing the training camp in Brazil.
After arriving in Argentina, head coach Kim Eun-joong (44) told the Korea Football Association on the 18th, “We have adapted a lot to the different climates in Brazil. I don’t think there will be any. So far, I’ve prepared well, and my condition has improved. I will prepare to be in the best condition on match day.”
The U-20 World Cup team led by coach Kim Eun-joong moved to Sao Paulo, Brazil on the 7th and has been conducting field training. Along with tight training, he focused on improving his physical condition through climate adaptation and practice games. The Korean team was busy moving. I had to prepare for the variables that occurred before the World Cup. The World Cup was supposed to be held in Indonesia, but it was disqualified due to the spread of ‘anti-Israel’ atmosphere in Indonesia. Instead, Argentina was chosen as the host country. Kim Eun-jung-ho also had no choice but to revise his previous plans.
Coach Kim Eun-joong said, “It was true that the players’ sense of the game and physical strength were declining. (In this off-season training), we conducted about two practice matches with an emphasis on the sense of the game and physical strength. All players, including the defense organization, can train together. It was a camp with an emphasis on systematic preparation.” Right now, in 5 days, we have to play our first game. Korea, which belongs to World Cup Group F, will face off in the order of France on the 23rd, Honduras on the 26th, and Gambia on the 29th.
It belonged to a group that was not bad. Korea was assigned to pot 2 according to the results of the previous five tournaments. He avoided favorites such as Brazil, England, and Colombia who belonged to the same pot. France, the winner of the 2013 tournament, is strong, but Honduras and Gambia are considered worthy opponents. 24 teams 안전놀이터 will participate in this World Cup. The 1st and 2nd place teams in each group, as well as the 3rd place teams in each group, can advance to the Round of 16. The top 4 teams from the 3rd place in the group advance to the tournament stage. South Korea finished runner-up at the 2019 U-20 World Cup in Poland, the previous tournament. At that time, Golden Boy Lee Kang-in (22, Mallorca) won the best player award in the tournament. I am determined to continue the good atmosphere.
Team striker Kang Seong-jin (20, FC Seoul) said, “Following the last Asian Cup, I came to Argentina after training at the Brazil camp. Now I feel like I’m here for a real tournament. I need to prepare better to show what I’ve prepared. “I’ve been dreaming of it since I was young because it’s a tournament that I can only participate in once. I have an extraordinary determination and a lot of motivation. He also added, “There are fans who have been waiting for the tournament. We are preparing hard. As much as we had fun training with the coaches and coaches, we will prepare well to show a good image.”
Coach Kim Eun-joong also sent a message to football fans, saying, “The U-20 players are cheering and showing interest from afar, so please support them so that the young players can become a source of strength. I will do my best to repay the support.”