[U20 World Cup] Coach Kim Eun-joong “I will face France’s individuality with organizational power”

France, which is slow to switch between offense and defense…“We will quickly attack the back space and win.”

Kim Eun-joong, 23rd at 3:00 am France and group F Group F 1st match

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Seol Ha-eun = Kim Eun-joong, who is going to the 2023 FIFA Under-20 (U-20) World Cup with the goal of ‘Again 2019’, showed off his teamwork based on his organizational skills in the first match against ‘difficult’ France. He announced that he would aim for the space behind the opponent with a quick transfer of offense and defense.

The Korean U-20 soccer team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, will play the first match of Group F in the group stage of the tournament against ‘Art Soccer’ France at Mendoza Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina at 3 am (Korean time) on the 23rd.

On the 22nd, the day before the match against France, head coach Kim Eun-joong made a promise to confront France, who had excellent individual skills, with teamwork.

Coach Kim said, “France is a team with very good physical and individual abilities, so individual tendencies stand out.” After evaluating, “We are systematically confronting and focusing on cooperative defense or quick switching between offense and defense. If that part is done well, There will be good results,” he said.

He said, “Since we have played several friendly matches with European teams, (France) is a strong opponent, but I hope the players will play our game without being nervous and show off their skills to the fullest.”

Park Seung-ho (Incheon), who will hit France’s goal as a striker, said, “I want to shake off the disappointment of not participating in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup (opened in March) with a good performance in the World Cup.”

Park Seung-ho said, “France is slow in switching offense and defense, and the defense tends to play simple games, but we plan to use that to attack the back space well.”

Captain, midfielder Lee Seung-won (Gangwon) said, “I have been preparing my condition for the World Cup,” and “As all players experience the World Cup for the first time, I will show a lot of confidence in a good opportunity.”

Regarding the pressure of a strong opponent, he said, “Conversely, the back space is a weakness.”

Defender Hwang In-taek (Seoul E-Land) said, “France has good technology and speed, so I think we need to think and react more in advance than the existing defense and maintain a distance from the striker while defending against people.” I will differentiate and pour out all the plays that can aim for victory.”

In 2019, the Korean national team achieved a runner-up finish, the highest ever in men’s soccer competitions organized by FIFA.

At that time, Lee Kang-in scored 2 goals and 4 assists, and won the Golden Ball, the best player award at the age of 18, 14 years after Lionel Messi (Argentina), and established himself as a world-class prospect.

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