By Lee Hyun-ho] Kim Eun-joong, head coach of the South Korean U20 national soccer team, reflects on the game against Honduras.
The South Korea Under-20 Football Team, led by head coach Kim Eun-joong, drew 2-2 with Honduras in their second Group F match of the FIFA U20 World Cup 2023 at the Mendoza Stadium in Argentina on June 26 at 6 a.m. ET.
South Korea conceded an early goal on a penalty kick (PK), but the tide soon turned. David Luiz, who scored the opening goal, was sent off for a direct challenge on Bae Seo-Joon. Despite their numerical advantage, South Korea failed to take the lead. In fact, they conceded another goal early in the second half.
Head coach Kim Eun-joong made a change in the attacking lineup with a substitution. Kim Yong-hak scored the winning goal with a left-footed shot, and Park Seung-ho equalized with a header. South Korea, which beat France 2-1 in the first leg, now sits second in the group with one win and one draw.
“We had the numerical advantage, but it 메이저놀이터 was difficult to score because all the Honduran players dropped into the defense, and we didn’t keep our composure on good chances, so I think that’s why we didn’t score more goals,” Kim reflected in an interview with the Korea Football Association (KFA).
Park Seung-ho, who came on as a second-half substitute, was injured shortly after scoring the precious equalizer. He had to be subbed out again. Coach Kim Eun-joong said, “Unexpectedly, Park Seung-ho got injured. We need to check his condition. We have other resources, so we will focus on preparing for the next three games.”
Their opponent for the third game is the Gambia, who topped Group F. Korea and the Gambia will face off on the 29th. “We need to give more than 100 percent until the Gambia game,” Kim said. Recovery is the most important thing. We will recover well and then give it our all against the Gambia.”