Under-17 (U17) soccer team coach Byun Seong-hwan made a decision ahead of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U17 Asian Cup final against Japan.
The U17 national team, led by coach Byun Seong-hwan, will play the final against Japan at Pathum Thani Stadium in Thailand at 9:00 pm on the 2nd of next month.
Established in 1985, Korea has reached the top in 1986 and 2002, and is challenging to win in 21 years.카지노
It has been 9 years since Korea finished runner-up in Thailand in 2014, and it is the first time that Korea has met Japan in the final.
If Korea beats Japan and rises to the top, they can stand shoulder to shoulder with Japan in the most titles in the U17 Asian Cup.
In particular, Korea has a great motivation for this match because it lost 0-3 in an evaluation match against Japan between the U16 national teams composed of players participating in this tournament in June of last year.
In an interview with the Korea Football Association (KFA) on the 30th, coach Byeon conveyed his feelings ahead of the final.
First, coach Byeon explained about the Uzbekistan game, which won 1-0, “I tried to attack by taking the ball quickly after attracting the opponent first while making a tight defense.”
Regarding the current situation of the team, coach Byun said, “Some players have symptoms of stomach upset. There are players with poor ankles and knees due to fatigue due to continuous games.”
Still, he said, “As everyone has a strong desire to do so, minor injuries are not a problem.” “Before this tournament, we dreamed of a semi-final against Uzbekistan and a final against Japan, and it became a reality. We will pour out all our capabilities.” Emphasized.
On the other hand, Kang Min-woo (Hyundai High School), who is in charge of the defense of the U17 national team, showed enthusiasm, saying, “I am managing my condition well outside of the game, so there is no problem with my physical condition.”
At the same time, he added, “I want to avenge the defeat last year. As a defender, I will try not to concede as much as possible.”