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The national team, which reached the quarter-finals of the Under-20 World Cup for the second time in a row, was assessed as having no superstars.
Players who are close to unknown, such as Bae Jun-ho and Lee Young-joon, anticipate the birth of a star on the world stage.
This is reporter Kim Tae-woon.
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A sharp cross that helped Lee Yeongjun’s great goal.
Sensual first touch, witty trick, and quiet finish.
″ He bowed very quietly well. I mean, I spent a lot of time practicing. What you can intend in a moment must be ingrained in you.”
Bae Jun-ho, who is the only member of the team to play as a starting pitcher in the K-League 1 stage, has been sidelined by injury since the first round of the qualifiers, but with excellent personal skills, he scored a goal and assisted from one to one, announcing the revival of the number 10 ace.
″This is Bae Jun-ho, showing activity that really suits the number 10 today.″
“Ever since the preliminary round, I felt sorry for my teammates because I had an injury, and I ran to think about working harder than I thought I would do well, and I think there are good results.”
Lee Young-joon, a military man who scored two goals in this tournament, is also considered as the best discovery in Kim Eun-joong.
As if to break the prejudice that tall players are boring, he is attracting attention as a new type of target striker because he is good at keeping the ball as well as dribbling and kicking skills.
“I score on the offensive side and it’s good, but on the defensive side, she helps the team a lot. Youngjun Lee’s purposeful play created many chances where he could attack and score.”
Even the captain Lee Seung- won, who is not flashy but scored a goal and three assists with a quick kick.
The hidden games of Kim Eun-joong, who has been evaluated as having no stars, is emerging as a new hope for Korean football.
This is Kim Tae-woon from MBC News.
Video editing: Park Jeong-ho