Kim Eun-joong stood up again.
The Korean U-20 national team shouting ‘Again 2019’ has advanced to the quarterfinals. Korea won 3-2 against Ecuador in the round of 16 of the 2023 U-20 World Cup held at the Santiago del Estero Stadium in Argentina on the 2nd. Youngjun Lee, Junho Bae and Seokhyun Choi scored consecutive goals.
It is the birth of a new history. For the first time in history, Korea advanced to the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup for the second time in a row. The best flow and rise resemble the U-20 national team that achieved the ‘runner-up myth’ four years ago. And Kim Eun-joong seems to show more similar moves in the future.
Korea’s opponent in the quarterfinals is Nigeria, a powerhouse in Africa. Nigeria made a splash by defeating the home team, Argentina, in the round of 16. A tough opponent for Korea. But Korea is full of confidence. promise not to back down
The Korean U-20 national team is tight against Nigeria with 2 wins and 2 losses in 4 matches. They won 2-1 at the 2005 U-20 World Cup and lost 0-1 at the 2013 U-20 World Cup. In the recent match, the 2016 Suwon Continental Cup, I have a good memory of winning 3-0. We want to continue this memory and flow.
And coincidentally, the U-20 national team’s quarterfinal opponent four years ago was also an African team. After defeating Japan in the round of 16, Korea clashed with Senegal in Africa in the quarterfinals, and played an all-time great match.
Lee Kang-in, Lee Ji-sol and Cho Young-wook scored three goals, and the two teams tied 3-3 and went to overtime. In the end, Korea won 3-2 in the penalty shootout and advanced to the semifinals. Runner-up Shinhwa It was the best game of the Korean national team. It was to step on Africa.
It was fate to meet Africa in the quarterfinals for the second time in a row. Now it’s Kim Eun-joong’s turn. Challenge the history of advancing to the semifinals twice in a row with great matches and great games.안전놀이터
Director Kim Eun-joong is imagining a quarterfinal. Director Kim said, “There is no next time.” “I have to focus everything on Nigeria. I don’t think about the next match. I will focus only on Nigeria,” he said.