Lee Seung-won (Gangwon), captain of South Korea’s U-20 soccer team, shared his thoughts on the victory over France.
The South Korea U-20 national soccer team, led by head coach Kim Eun-jung, won their first match of Group F of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup 2-1 against France at the Mendoza Stadium in Argentina at 3:00 a.m. KST on June 23.토토사이트
South Korea took the lead with back-to-back goals from Lee Seung-won in the 22nd minute and Lee Young-joon (Gimcheon) in the 19th minute. Despite conceding a penalty to Alain Birginius in the 25th minute of the second half, South Korea managed to hold off European powerhouse France.
South Korea stunned European powerhouse France to claim the first point of the tournament. South Korea moved to the top of Group F and began cruising through the group stage.
Lee Seung-won, who played full-time on the day, was a key contributor to the victory with a goal and an assist, while also running 12.32 kilometers on the field, the most of any player on either team.
In a post-match flash interview, Lee said, “I knew France was a very strong team. I thought we had an advantage in both individual skills. We showed our strengths in organization and transition. It was a tough first game, but I think we won.”
“We were on the counterattack and (Kim) Yong-hak hit the ball up and the other side was empty. It was tough, but I went up with all my strength, and I was lucky that the ball came in well and I had a one-on-one opportunity, so I was able to finish easily.
Looking ahead to the rest of the group stage, Lee said, “We have to play all three games and get all the points to advance (to the round of 16). We will enjoy the joy of today’s victory and prepare well for the remaining matches against Honduras and Gambia in our colors.”
South Korea, who got their campaign off to a flying start by beating France, will face Honduras in their second match at the same venue on June 26 at 6:00 am.