In a chaotic atmosphere, Kim Eun-joong, coach of the under-20 (U-20) soccer team, is busy preparing for the tournament.
Coach Kim plans to depart on the 31st and visit Germany and Turkey for about a week to check the skills of U-20 resources and to discuss selection with his team. 메이저놀이터
The players coach Kim will check are midfielder Lee Hyeon-joo of Germany’s Bayern Munich second team, Lee Ji-han of Freiburg’s second team, and Cho Jin-ho of Fenerbahce’s under-19 team in Turkey. All three players were born in 2003 and are of an age at which they can participate in the FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in May this year. Director Kim plans to observe their skills on the spot, review whether or not to select them, and discuss with the club for selection.
The U-20 national team secured a ticket to the main round by advancing to the semifinals at the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 Asian Cup held in Uzbekistan this month. However, in the semi-finals, he was unable to fill the void after an injury occurred, and he was unable to reach the final.
Lee Hyun-joo is known as a multi-resource, playing central midfielder, Lee Ji-han as a winger, and Cho Jin-ho as a central midfielder and sideback. If they show good skills and join the team, it can be a great help to coach Kim, who is preparing for the U-20 World Cup.
Coach Kim decided to review whether to use the European faction in order to secure as many resources as possible and maximize power.
Currently, the U-20 World Cup is in a state of drift. Indonesia, which was originally supposed to be held, protested against Israel’s participation, and the governor of Bali, where the tournament was held, made an unreasonable request to ban the Israeli game from being held in Bali. The group draw ceremony scheduled to be held on the 31st was postponed, and a strange atmosphere was detected. There were also reports in Indonesia that Indonesia could be deprived of the hosting rights.
In the end, after FIFA President Gianni Infantino himself stepped forward, Indonesia’s hosting of the tournament became a non-event. FIFA decided to revoke Indonesia’s hosting rights and decide on a new venue as soon as possible.
The U-20 national team going to the finals, especially from the perspective of coach Kim, is bound to be disturbed. The tournament can open without difficulty on May 20, as scheduled, but if the group draw is postponed, preparation for the tournament, especially opponent analysis, will inevitably be delayed. There is a risk that the plan will go awry, causing anxiety.
Even in a chaotic situation, coach Kim plans to go to Europe to do what he can and do his best to check players.