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Lee Seung-woo, a former Barcelona youth team member, came to play in the K-League after arranging his European life.
Join Suwon FC and take on a new challenge.
Reporter Kim Tae-woon reports.
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Lee Seung-woo, who terminated his contract with Sint-Trwiden in Belgium last month under a mutual agreement.
After 3 weeks, I moved to my hometown team, Suwon FC, and stepped on the K-League stage for the first time.
Lee Seung-woo, a former Barcelona prospect and also called ‘Korea’s Messi’, received many fans’ expectations with many wonder goals.
After sprinting 60m in the Korea-Japan match at the Under 16 Asian Youth Championship, he beat the defenders and scored a picturesque goal.
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“It’s an honor to say ‘Little Messi’, but I think it’s better to become my own Seungwoo Lee through my own play.”
In the Under-20 World Cup match against Argentina, he caught the eye with his instinctive breakthrough followed by a chip shot.
After scoring a dramatic winning goal in the Asian Games final three years ago, he also left a strong impression as a provocative ceremony for the Japanese audience.
However, after receiving a three-year suspension from FIFA for violating Barcelona’s youth transfer ban, the European adult stage did not go smoothly.
In two seasons in Verona, Italy, he scored only two goals, and after moving to Sint-Trwiden, Belgium, he went on loan to the Portuguese league, but this season, he did not get a chance to play, so he stopped the challenge.
He received a lot of love from fans in the soccer team, but he hasn’t been called for over two years.
Lee Seung-woo, who has received tremendous anticipation and criticism at the same time for his candid expression of emotions and a bubbly tone as much as his reckless play.
“When I see (malicious comments or criticism) like that, there are times when I feel sad and there are times when it’s difficult, but I’m trying to overcome it as best I can, and I’m trying to get through it well.”
Now, the task awaits them to prove their worth in front of domestic fans.
This is Kim Tae-woon from MBC News.
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