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‘Glacier Melted’ Baek Seung-ho and Kim Jin-gyu, Bentuho’s ‘New Master Key’… I see you on Qatar Road: Sports Donga

Hot Korean football melted Iceland’s glacier.

The national team, led by coach Paulo Bento (Portugal), defeated Iceland 5-1 in the evaluation match at Mardan Stadium, Antalya, Turkey on the 15th (Korean time). In the 9th minute of the second half leading 3-0, we were satisfied in almost every way except for the scene where we conceded a goal due to a momentary defensive instability.

In particular, the performance of the 25-year-old midfielder duo was impressive. Baek Seung-ho, who contributed to Jeonbuk Hyundai’s 5th consecutive victory in the K League 1 (Part 1) debut season last year, and Kim Jin-kyu, who performed outstandingly at Busan I’Park in the K League 2 (Part 2), were the ‘all-round pressure’ and ‘build’ that coach Bento insisted on. Up Play’ was perfectly digested.

Baek Seung-ho, who boasts a wide field of vision and excellent game control ability, threw his patented kill pass several times to penetrate the opponent’s back space, and in the 29th minute of the first half he shook the goal net with a sharp right-footed shot from the front of Iceland. It was his debut goal after only five matches in A.


Kim Jin-gyu, who made his A-match debut late compared to his short professional career, also left a strong impression. In the 15th minute of the first half, with an exquisite penetration pass, Jo Gyu-seong (Kim Cheon Sangmu)’s first goal of the match and he assisted the opening goal of the game. connected and scored. In an interview after the match, Kim Jin-gyu said, “I received a lot of help from my teammates. (The first goal) Gyu-seong Jo finished well, and (the goal) seems to have been missed by Lee Dong-kyung on purpose for me.”

They were also faithful to the role of central midfielder protecting the back defense. Although there were not many crises, he received a lot of attention from the bench due to his vigorous activity and wide range of movements. After Ki Seong-yong (FC Seoul) left, Jung Woo-young (Al Sadd) and Hwang In-beom (Rubin Kazan) mainly played in the 3rd line of the national team. done.

Reporter Jang-hyun Nam [email protected] View more articles by reporter

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