Korea drew with Honduras at the FIFA U-20 World Cup. It’s unfortunate that we couldn’t win even though one of our opponents was sent off, but we drew a game that was dragged by two goals and came close to the round of 16.
This is reporter Ha Seong-ryong.
Our team was dragged away with a penalty kick in the 22nd minute of the first half to Honduras, who had suffered a loss with one loss.
The player who scored the opening goal hit Bae Seo-joon with his arm and was sent off just 5 minutes later. Even though we had an early numerical advantage, the game was seldom solved, and on the contrary, we allowed an additional goal in the 6th minute of the second half.
When the two-goal gap widened, manager Kim Eun-joong aimed for a turnaround with a replacement card, which immediately led to a ‘great counterattack’.
In the 13th minute of the second half, Portugal striker Kim Yong-hak scored the goal with a sharp left-footed shot.
And in the fourth minute, the equalizer came from a set-piece opportunity.
Substitute Park Seung-ho headed Lee Seung-won’s corner kick to turn the game around.
Our players, who had risen in momentum, launched a wave of attacks, aiming for a come-from-behind turnaround, but unfortunately had to be content with a 2-2 draw.
[Kim Eun-joong/U-20 national soccer team coach: We were able to score more goals because there was a little restlessness in a good chance, but that part is a bit unfortunate.]
Our team finished second in the group behind Gambia, who secured their ticket to the round of 16 with two consecutive wins.안전놀이터
We missed the chance to secure the round of 16 early, but our prospects for the round of 16 remain bright as we added valuable points.
If you beat Gambia in the last group stage game on the 29th, you will be ranked 1st in the group, and if you draw, you will rise to the round of 16 with 2nd place.
Just like the first match against strong France, the fans are expecting the next game against Gambia to be a cool game without having to consider ‘number of cases’.