Lee Seung-won, captain of the Korean U20 soccer team, expressed his determination to participate in the 2023 U20 World Cup.
On the 23rd먹튀검증 (Korean time) at 3 am at the Mendoza Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina, Korea and France will play the first leg of Group F of the 2023 Argentina U20 World Cup. Following the match against France, Korea will face Honduras on the 26th and Gambia on the 29th. In this U20 World Cup, the top 4 countries among the 1st and 2nd places in each group and the 3rd place in 6 groups advance to the round of 16. If they do well against France in the first group stage match, Korea can compete in the second and third matches with an advantage in advancing to the tournament.
In an interview with the Korea Football Association (KFA) on the 22nd, Lee Seung-won, the main midfielder Kim Eun-joong, said, “I have been managing my condition in line with the World Cup period. I prepared for training with a focus on the World Cup. There is no condition problem.” It is the first World Cup experience for the entire team. It is a good opportunity to experience it many more times in the future. The players have prepared a lot. They are showing confidence, “he explained the team atmosphere ahead of the first game.
Lee Seung-won (Korea U20 soccer team). Provided by the Korea Football Association
Korea faces a strong opponent from the first match of the group stage. France was assigned to Pot 1 in the group draw for this tournament, and is the only team among the four teams in Group F to have the experience of winning the U20 World Cup. This is the team that won the 2013 tournament. Korea is also the only team to lose in the opponent’s record. Korea only recorded 1 win, 3 draws and 4 losses in 8 matches in the previous confrontation with the French U20 national team.
When asked how he would stand up to France, Lee Seung-won said, “The opponent has strong pressure, but that also means that there may be a weakness in the back space. I think that will be a way to win.”
“The World Cup is a big stage. It’s an opportunity to compete with good players from abroad. You can accumulate experience while bumping into good players. I hope to show a good image so that we can dream of a better future.” He expressed his willingness to go.