Kim Eun-joong, who succeeded in qualifying for the U-20 World Cup finals,’s next gaze is ‘winning’.
Korea, the country that has won the U-20 Asian Cup the most times (12 times), has not won a championship in 11 years since winning the 2012 UAE Championship after defeating Iraq in a penalty shoot-out. In Myanmar in 2014 and Bahrain in 2016, they did not even reach the semifinals, and in Indonesia in 2018, they lost 1-2 to Saudi Arabia and stayed in second place.예스벳 토토
On the 12th (hereafter Korean time), Kim Eun-joong, who won 3-1 after a close match against China in the quarterfinals and went to overtime, and won the U-20 World Cup finals ticket given to the top 4 teams, is now taking a step towards the second goal, the championship. started. In the quarterfinals held on the 15th at Mil Stadium in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, the opponent is Uzbekistan, the host country and considered the strongest in this tournament. Uzbekistan, which has recently made significant investments in the national team by age group, is showing a strong performance in this tournament as well. Uzbekistan, who advanced to the quarterfinals after ranking first in Group A, won the quarterfinal match against Australia on the 11th after a close match that went to a penalty shootout (1<5PK4>1).
Kim Eun-joong, who has to fight against the enthusiastic support of the home fans, and Uzbekistan’s mighty power are also a concern, but the real concern lies inside. First of all, it is a matter of whether ‘captain’ Lee Seung-won (Gangwon FC) will participate. In the last game against China, Lee Seung-won was carried away by the opponent’s rough tackle. Lee Seung-won is Kim Eun-joong’s playmaker. He plays the role of the helmsman of the attack with his accurate passing and kicking ability. Coach Kim started the rotation in 3 group stage matches, but Lee Seung-won played in all 3 matches.
In the match against China, the reason we had a bit of a struggle was the rough play of the opponent, but also the absence of Lee Seung-won. Since there was no player in the center who could unleash the game and put in a creative pass, the game was monotonous with only one side. Fortunately, two goals were scored through overtime crosses, but the performance was disappointing compared to the group stage. In order to deal with Uzbekistan, the midfield must come alive. Coach Kim plans to check Seung-Won Lee’s condition until the end before deciding whether or not to participate.
The coexistence of key strikers Kim Yong-hak (Portimonense) and Kang Seong-jin (FC Seoul) is also a task that must be resolved in order to win the game against Uzbekistan. Kim Eun-joong is operating the 4-3-3 system in this tournament. Seong Jin-young (Korea University) and Lee Yeong-joon (Kim Cheon managing director), who alternately take turns at the forefront, are both showing good performances. On the left, Bae Jun-ho (Daejeon Hana Citizen) is in the middle, and on the right are Kim Yong-hak and Kang Seong-jin. Coach Kim is also using a card that simultaneously employs Bae Jun-ho, Kim Yong-hak, and Kang Seong-jin in the second line to maximize offense. Kim Eun-joong Ho is a winning move to utilize all of his best weapons.
But there is a gap. When Kim Yong-hak and Kang Seong-jin are employed at the same time, Kim Eun-joong’s unique quick counterattack and pressure die. Director Kim is also aware of this. I also keep in mind the part of organizing the movement or boldly sitting a player on the bench.