“I don’t think it is now. Please understand.”
His father’s heart was very careful. He was worried and worried that his son’s concentration might be disturbed and that the atmosphere of the team would be ruined. This is the story of Incheon United goalkeeper coach Kim I-seop.
Coach Kim received several interview requests on the 23rd alone. It is thanks to the performance of his son Kim Jun-hong (20). Kim Jun-hong joined the Korean Mingeuk U-20 national team led by coach Kim Eun-joong. He started on the 23rd in the first leg of Group F of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup group stage between Korea and France held at Mendoza Stadium in Mendoza, Argentina.
Kim Joon-hong put on a dazzling ‘preservation show’ against the ‘championship candidate’ France. In particular, he kept the ground until the end despite the dizzying crisis. It was in the 21st minute of the second half when Korea was leading 2-0. In France’s counterattack situation, Kim Jun-hong collided with Ephekele. Kim Jun-hong fell to the ground and couldn’t get up for a while. However, the referee made a somewhat absurd decision. He gave a warning to Kim Jun-hong and declared a penalty kick. Virnizius, who started as a kicker, succeeded. Kim Junhong gritted his teeth. He stepped on the ground and stood up again. Although he hesitated because of his injury, he stopped the French offensive. A series of saves made France lose the will to attack. Korea won the first game 2-1. This is the first time Korea has defeated France at the U-20 World Cup stage. They lost 2-4 in the 1997 tournament and 1-3 in the 2011 tournament.
Kim Joon-hong is an ace who has been through the national team for each age group. He also experienced the U-17 World Cup held in Brazil four years ago. Kim Joon-Hong secured Korea’s back gate with brilliant saves in this tournament as well.
Coach Kim “Soccer Daddy” also received the spotlight due to Kim Jun-hong’s performance. An official from the Incheon club said, “After the U-20 national team game, Coach Kim received several requests for an interview.” However, I couldn’t hear Coach Kim’s words directly. An official from the club said, “Coach Kim declined the interview. Coach Kim said, ‘I’m sorry. It doesn’t seem like it now. Please excuse me.’ There is an FA) Cup match. It can hinder the team’s concentration, so I think that part was also taken into account.”안전놀이터
Coach Kim lowered his body to avoid the spotlight shining on his son. He was hotter than anyone else, but quietly cheered his son on. Also, he showed concentration and prepared for Incheon’s match.