‘Early confirmed target in the round of 16’ coach Kim Eun-joong “players recover quickly”

“Winning the first match has already passed. Players recover quickly.”

The joy of winning against France is already in the past. Kim Eun-joong only focuses on winning the second game.

The Korean national under-20 (U-20) soccer team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, held the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup Group F group match against Honduras at Mendoza Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina at 6:00 am (hereinafter referred to as Korean time) on the 26th. play the 2nd round

On the 23rd, Korea defeated France, who won the tournament in 2013, 2-1. Lee Seung-won’s opening goal in the 22nd minute of the first half in a counterattack situation and Lee Yeongjun’s header goal from a corner kick in the 19th minute of the second half tasted victory. Although he conceded a penalty kick to Allan Virginius in the 25th minute of the second half, he maintained his concentration and won the victory.

Korea’s next opponent, Honduras, lost 1-2 to Gambia in the first leg.

Honduras looks like an easy opponent, but it is forbidden to be vigilant. At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Korea teamed up with Germany, Mexico and Fiji to advance to the quarterfinals as top of the group, but were eliminated after losing 0-1 to Honduras. At the time, Honduras made Korea cry with a sharp counterattack based on thorough defensive tactics.

The best case scenario is when Korea takes Honduras and Gambia doesn’t beat France. If this happens, Korea will record 6 points, and advance to the round of 16 will be confirmed early regardless of the result of the final game against Gambia and Chi. 

Head coach Kim Eun-joong, ahead of the second game, said, “Honduras has good basic physical skills. It is also a team with individual abilities. We are preparing to find a strategy and preparation method.” 

Regarding the condition of the Korean players, he said, “The first game against France was physically difficult in many ways, but after winning, the players’ fatigue decreased a lot. It seems that the recovery speed is also fast. Because I don’t know, I’m always preparing well.” 메이저사이트

At the same time, he said about the composition of all Honduras players, “We are preparing in various ways, but there will be no major changes.” 

Finally, he said, “I was able to get 3 points in the first game because I did well as I prepared,” but promised, “It is already past that I won the first game. I have to play the second game anew. I will do my best to bring the desired result.”

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