Kim Eun-joong and Lee “Captain” Seung-won evaluated Nigeria’s strength.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, clashes with Nigeria in the quarterfinals of the ‘2023 Argentina U-20 World Cup’ kick-off at Santiago del Estero Stadium, Argentina at 2:30 am (Korean time) on the 5th.메이저놀이터
Korea, which caused a stir by beating France and passed the group stage (1 win, 2 draws), pushed Ecuador 3-2 in the round of 16 and advanced to the quarterfinals, is shouting ‘Again 2019’. In the U-20 World Cup four years ago, with Lee Kang-in and others making great strides, the Korean national soccer team vomited its spirit to advance to the final.
Korea’s opponent in the quarterfinals was Nigeria, who unexpectedly defeated the host nation, Argentina. Nigeria, who defeated Italy in Group D, which was called the ‘Group of Death’, advanced to the round of 16 and captured Argentina, is a very dangerous opponent. The only defeat in this tournament was against Brazil in the group stage (0-2). It was a match played with the Round of 16 confirmed.
The main weapon is Nigeria’s counterattack with explosive speed unique to Africa. In the 2-0 victory against Italy, Nigeria penetrated the space behind the opponent’s defense with a long pass, and striker Jude Sunday scored with two touches.
According to the match schedule, Nigeria took one day off from Korea, who played Ecuador in the round of 16.
In an interview with KFA, Lee Seung-won, the ‘ace’ who is making a big success with the opening goal against France in this tournament, said, “There is a different part from the teams that fought before. The physicality of the Nigerian strikers is not as good as the previous teams, but technology, speed and power seem to be their strengths. He showed confidence, saying, “If we revive our counterattack soccer well, we will be able to show a speedy game.” He
continued, “The day before the game, the coach always says, ‘Let’s not let tomorrow be the last’. It motivates me to ask them to play without regret.”
The winner of the match between Korea and Nigeria will play Italy in the quarterfinals at 6:00 am on the 9th.