Kim Eun-Joong “Now it’s time to play single games and get results” after finishing second in group
After finishing second in their group at the FIFA U-20 World Cup 2023, South Korea U-20 coach Kim Eun-joong has vowed to continue their winning ways in the round of 16.
“We’re cautious because it’s a single-leg game now, but we’ll prepare well to get a result,” Kim said in a local broadcast interview after South Korea’s 0-0 draw with Gambia in their third Group F match of the 2023 U-20 World Cup at the Mendoza Stadium in Argentina on Monday. South Korea, which had already qualified for the round of 16 in three consecutive tournaments with results through the second round, played to a goalless draw in its final group game against the Gambia earlier in the day.
South Korea finished second in the group (1 W, 2 D, 5 E) behind the Gambia (2 W, 1 D, 7 E). They will face the second-place team from Group B, Ecuador, in the quarterfinals next month on March 2. Kim, who rotated his squad against the Gambia in preparation for the round of 16, said, “I sent out players who hadn’t played much. I made the starting lineup to make sure we were physically fit.”메이저사이트
“The teams in the tournament are strong teams with their own colors. We need to prepare thoroughly,” he said, adding that they are ready for the round of 16.