The South Korea Under-20 Football Team, led by head coach Kim Eun-joong, will face Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023 at the Estadio Unico Mar de Ciudades in Santiago del Estero, Argentina on Friday at 2:30 p.m. ET.
The Korea Football Association (KFA) released an interview with Lee on Thursday. First, Lee Chan-wook said, “I realized it when we won the round of 16. The closer we get to the quarterfinals, the more realistic it seems to be.” 메이저놀이터
Lee started against Gambia and was substituted against Ecuador. “What the coach asked me to do was defend. I think I responded well in defense. My only regret is that I didn’t do anything clever when I had the ball,” he explained.
On the Ecuador game in particular, he said, “We were running out of energy in the midfield, so we needed someone who could fight. The coach gave me a task, and I went in with the mindset that I wasn’t going to lose, which gave me a fighting spirit. I think I responded well to what the coach asked me to do.”
Joining Kim Eun-jung-ho has also helped Lee Chan-wook grow as an individual. “Since the training camp in Brazil, I’ve realized that there are a lot of players with good skills and great players. I’m learning a lot and I feel like I’ve grown, so I’m taking it well,” he said.
“If I’m going to play, I’m not going to stand out, I’m going to be committed to the team. I think I’ll have to set a good direction for the team to win and play accordingly,” he concluded.