Is it a gemstone with a bright future, or is it actually a neglected trainee?
Of the 21 players, 19 are professional players. However, despite being a professional player, the total number of games played this season is only 35. There are also 10 players who have not played in professional games at all. No player has ever tasted a goal.
This is the reality of the Korean men’s national team, which left for South America on the 7th to participate in the FIFA World Cup under the age of 20 (U-20). The chronic structural problem of Korean football, which fails to properly nurture players around the age of 20, is reflected as it is. He has set a big goal of advancing to the semifinals for the second consecutive time, but he is a member that is not easy to guarantee even passing the group stage.
Most of the 21 students were from high schools affiliated with pros, such as Maetang High School, Youngsaeng High School, and Pohang Jecheol High School. Other players also played in prestigious academy soccer schools such as Eonnam High School, Pyeongtaek Jinwi High School, and Boin High School. In terms of age, it is the strongest ‘young blood’ in Korean football. However, they are being ignored on the professional stage. Two professional goalkeepers, four defenders, and four midfielders could not step on the professional stage this year. The only players who played regularly were Bae Jun-ho (Daejeon, 7 games) and Lee Ji-han (Freiburg, 14 games) in Germany’s third division.
No player has scored a goal on the professional stage this season. Park Seung-ho (Incheon) and Lee Yeong-jun (Gimcheon), who were selected as strikers, played 2 and 3 games without scoring, respectively. Midfielder Lee Ji-han is also mainly used as a substitute and recorded only two assists.카지노사이트
No matter how hard you train, if you don’t experience real battles, your game stamina, sense of game, and sense of scoring will inevitably decline. This is a part that can never be strengthened by training with colleagues without an opponent, resting and continuing practice, and evaluation matches where the sense of weight and concentration is low. In addition, due to the sharp decline in the number of competitions and the poor training situation over the past three years due to the Corona 19 pandemic, they have not had enough training since high school and have not been able to accumulate regular practical experience. National team coach Kim Eun-joong said, “They are players who have hardly had a chance to play in their team. Coach Kim lamented, saying, “Since the sense of the game is poor, it is slow to judge whether to pass or dribble.”
Currently, there are only 5 K-League 1st division teams that have B teams to advance to the 4th division: Gangwon FC, Daejeon Hana Citizen, Busan I-Park, Daegu FC, and Jeonbuk Hyundai. At least, prospects around the age of 20 from these clubs regularly participate in actual matches. However, all five teams are in the mid-lower ranks. It is not because of a lack of skill, but because of a lack of motivation due to indifference.
After training in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Kim Eun-joong moved to Argentina and on the 23rd, he will face Honduras and Gambia in turn, starting with the first group F match against France, a ‘strong enemy’. The top 2 in the group advances to the round of 16. If it is pushed to third place, it will pass the group stage only if it is in the top four out of six teams in third place in terms of goal difference. Coach Kim said, “It is not easy for the national team to come up with a specific color.”