“We are in close dialogue with Bayern Munich, but…” Head
coach Kim Eun-jung, who leads the Korean national under-20 (U-20) team, held a U-20 match at the Paju National Football Team Training Center (NFC) on the 1st. -20 I conveyed my feelings ahead of the World Cup. Director Kim Eun-joong will announce the final 21 players after conducting final training until the 5th. This five-day training session is the last boulder.
Director Kim Eun-joong said, “The roster is about 80% complete. There are still a few concerns about the midfield and wing forwards.” warned. Coach Kim Eun-joong emphasized that, as a basic condition for going to Argentina, “we will make up players with a clear sense of purpose.”
Head coach Kim Eun-joong, who is spurring player confirmation until the end, personally checked overseas players on a business trip to Europe at the end of March and talked with the club for selection. Thanks to this, we were able to call three players: Kim Yong-hak (Protimonense), Cho Jin-ho (Fenerbahce), and Lee Ji-han (Freiburg).
Head coach Kim Eun-joong said, “I tried several times to call overseas players before, but I couldn’t call them.”
However, Lee Hyun-joo, who plays in Bayern Munich’s 2nd team, gives me a headache. Lee Hyeon-joo, an attacking midfielder who went through Pocheol Middle School and Pocheol High School, recorded 9 goals and 2 assists while playing on loan in the second team in Munich this season.
It is a resource that can be a solution for manager Kim Eun-joong, who is worried about the second line of attack. However, there is a big mountain left to convince Bayern Munich. Bayern Munich also opposed the selection of Jung Woo-young to the end in 2019, when Korea won the highest ever runner-up in the U-20 World Cup. ㅋㅋㅋ벳
Director Kim Eun-joong explained, “I’m still talking with Bayern Munich. I’m talking closely with the club, but nothing has been decided yet.”
The clue to the solution is how much the Korea Football Association and Bayern Munich find a point of agreement through continuous dialogue. In the worst case, Lee Hyun-joo could not participate in the U-20 World Cup.
An official from the Korea Football Association said, “We are considering whether to bring additional people other than 21 to Argentina,” considering the number of cases such as Lee Hyun-joo and the occurrence of injuries. It can be replaced,” he said.