[U20 World Cup] Honduras “Korea is a difficult opponent…we have nothing to lose”

Recognizing the power of ‘counterattack’ aiming for the back space…”Focus on recovery for the Korean War”

Luis Alvarado Honduras coach
Luis Alvarado Honduras coach

(Seoul = Yonhap News) Correspondent Lee Eui-jin = Coach Luis Alvarado of the Honduras national team, the second opponent of ‘Kim Eun-joong’ in the FIFA U-20 World Cup, kept Korea’s ‘counterattack’ in check. .

Coach Alvarado acknowledged Korea’s performance in defeating France in a press conference video released by the Honduras Football Association on social media on the 25th (Korean time).

Coach Alvarado said, “I studied Korea based on the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup earlier, but Korea, obviously conscious of France, changed the game system.”

He pointed out, “It worked. There were times when Korea showed a good figure, but the counterattack was especially lethal.”

The Korean national team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, won the first match of the tournament against France, 2-1, at the Mendoza Stadium in Argentina on the 23rd.

As coach Alvarado said, Kim Eun-joong gave up possession of the ball to the opponent, crouched down, and aimed for a goal with a counterattack aiming for space behind the opponent.

Korea will play Honduras in the second round of Group F at the same place on the 26th at 6:00 am.

Unlike Korea, where momentum has risen, Honduras lost 1-2 in their first game against Gambia, so a change of mood is urgent.

Coach Alvarado said, “Korea is a very difficult opponent,” but “we have nothing to lose. We want to make a new history for Honduras.”

“The players are focusing 100% on recovery to show their best condition in the match against Korea,” he said. lost.

Meanwhile, towards Honduras, head coach Kim Eun-joong said, “Basically, the team is in good physical condition and has individual abilities,” and said, “We are preparing to find a strategy.”

Director Kim Eun-joong
Director Kim Eun-joong

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