The Italian players came out rough as expected.
The referee was generous enough to fight.
However,메이저사이트 despite these adverse conditions, he persevered and played well.
The challenge of our players is not over yet, right?
He expressed his determination to do his best in the remaining matches for 3rd and 4th place.
The national team went to the semifinals with less rest than Italy.
The grass at La Plata Stadium, where the match was held, was in perfect condition.
It was difficult to properly counter-attack through the quick passes we prepared.
On top of that, the Italian players were tougher than we thought and had some clever fouls.
[Ahn Jung-hwan/MBC Commentator]
“This isn’t any kind of judo, they just keep holding on to the collar. They do fouls so cleverly and shamelessly say no.”
The referee was tolerant of physical fights and sometimes even showed an attitude of being on the sidelines.
In an atmosphere of no warning, Italy has become more and more violent.
They committed 26 fouls, more than twice as many as ours.
Even so, our players remained calm.
Even though he held on to his uniform, slapped his face with his hands and arms, and even threw a ball, he did not get involved in a battle of nerves and focused on the game.
[Seo Hyeong-wook/MBC commentator]
“Since our players don’t react and treat us coldly, it seems that the frequency of such (fouling) is increasing among Italian players.”
Despite my physical limitations, I literally poured everything into running one step at a time.
Lee Seung-won, who participated in the entire match, ran 11.76km, the most among both teams.
[Kim Eun-joong/U-20 national soccer team coach]
“A lot of our players had a hard time and didn’t show it, but I believe they gave everything they could on the field and played a game without regret.”
He never lost his courage until the very end.
Even in a decision that could have been dissatisfied, the result was acknowledged.
I took care of a colleague who was lying down in regret.
I didn’t forget to say thank you to the fans.
[Kim Jun-hong/U-20 National Soccer Team]
“I think I was able to gain more strength by listening to the cheering whenever I was tired. I am so grateful that they came so far, and the players will do their best to reap the benefits of the 3rd and 4th place finishes. I will do my best, so please support me a lot.”