‘Captain’ Lee Seung-won “The tournament isn’t over yet… I said to raise my head”

International Football Federation (FIFA) Under-20 (U-20) World Cup semi-final against Italy, Kim Eun-joong’s ‘captain’ Lee Seung-won (Gangwon) said, He said that it was not over, and he took up his regretful heart.안전놀이터

Korea, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, lost 1-2 in the quarterfinals against Italy at the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup held at La Plata Stadium in Argentina on the 9th (Korean time).

In the 23rd minute of the first half, Lee Seung-won scored from a penalty kick to make it 1-1, but in the 41st minute of the second half, a free kick was conceded by Simone Papundi, and the final was thwarted.

Now, Korea will play the third place match against Israel, who lost 0-1 to Uruguay in the previous semifinal, at the same place on the 12th at 2:30 am.

Lee Seung-won, who met with reporters in the mixed zone after the game, said, “I didn’t think we would come this far either. Not only the players, but also the coaching staff were good at it, so I think we got a satisfactory result.” I will prepare well for the game,” he said.

Lee Seung-won, who comforted the players as the team’s captain, said, “We lost the game and the atmosphere was very low. Some players bowed their heads and some showed tears, but anyway, our tournament is not over yet.”

He added, “I told them to raise their heads because the next game was left. There are fans who cheered hard, so I told (the players) to show a bright side and bring results in the next game.”

Running the scorer that day, Lee Seung-won scored 2 goals and 4 assists in this tournament.

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(La Plata = Yonhap News) Reporter Lim Hwa-yeong = The 2023 FIFA Under 20 (U-20) World Cup semifinal between Korea and Italy held at La Plata Stadium in Argentina on the afternoon of the 8th (local time) game. Lee Seung-won of the losing Korean team greets the crowd after the match. 2023.6.9 hwayoung7@yna.co.kr

In other words, Kim Eun-joong was involved in 6 of the 9 goals scored in 6 games.

Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), who had the same record as Lee Seung-won at the 2019 Polish tournament four years ago, was recognized for his contribution to leading the team to the final and held the Golden Ball, the best player.

Lee Seung-won, who saved the team at every crisis with his elaborate kicking skills and was compared to Lee Kang-in during the tournament, said, “Individual titles are good and meaningful, but now the team’s results have to come out.” I think good results will follow.”

The moment Lee Seung-won regretted the most was the shooting scene in the 18th minute of the second half.

A cross passed from the right flank by Lee Ji-han (Freiburg) passed to Lee Seung-won in the penalty area, and when there was no defensive check, Lee Seung-won connected with a right-footed non-stop shot.

The shot, which flew to the bottom of the goal with a sharp trajectory, was barely scored by goalkeeper Sebastiano Desplanques.

Lee Seung-won said, “I shot non-stop when Ji-han pushed me in the second half. The moment the ball came over, I thought a lot.” I’m a little sorry,” he said.

Lee Seung-won, who said, “The World Cup is also an experience,” expressed his will to grow into a better player using the tournament as a stepping stone.

Lee Seung-won said, “I found a lot of my problems through this competition. I think that part is quite meaningful because it seems to have served as an opportunity for me to develop further.”

He said, “We haven’t received much spotlight in the meantime,” and “Thanks to the fans’ hard support, we were able to gain strength.”

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