The 20 and under (U-20) runner-up members who made Korea hot in 2019 reunited. The U-20 runner-up members met somewhere in Seoul on the 10th to look back on the year and encourage each other. It was also a meeting to congratulate Kang-in Lee, the “youngest brother” who played with all his might at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. It also served as a farewell party for Jo Young-wook, who is about to enlist in January next year.
The meeting was led by Hwang Tae-hyeon, Jo Young-wook, and Eom Won-sang, who were the leaders of the team, who were born in 1999. Lee Kang-in, who returned from the World Cup, met his brothers again after a long time. Athletes who are on vacation in the provinces also came running. It is rumored that the ‘older brothers’ presented delicious food for the ‘youngest brother’ who suffered.
The U-20 runner-up members gathered whenever they had a chance. However, due to COVID-19, we haven’t been able to meet for a while. Still, we kept in touch and continued our friendship. Not only with the players, but also with the 토토사이트 coaching staff. On this day, about 20 people including the coaching staff gathered. However, coach Jeong Jeong-yong, who led the players, could not attend due to personal circumstances. Coach Lim Jae-hoon and Park Ji-hyun, who are working abroad, were also unable to attend.
The U-20 runner-up member is a talent that Korea trusts and waits for. They won a silver medal at the U-20 World Cup in Poland. It is the first talent to reach the podium in a competition organized by the International Football Federation (FIFA) in the history of Korean men’s football.
Players watch each other play, encourage each other, and compete in good faith toward a bigger dream. In fact, in an interview conducted during the World Cup in Qatar, Ko Jae-hyun said, “In the past, the World Cup was a festival like ‘someone else’s work.’ I thought a lot about going to that place.”
Meanwhile, Lee Kang-in, who received warm encouragement from his older brothers, returned to his team, Real Mallorca, via Incheon International Airport on the morning of the 13th. Lee Kang-in said, “I will continue to show a good image. The World Cup was a really good experience, and I think it will be helpful (for my future career).” Lee Kang-in will resume the season after the World Cup break, starting with the Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) scheduled for the 21st (Korean time).