Are they gemstones with a bright future, or trainees who have been neglected?
Of the 21 players, 19 are professional players. However, the total number of games played by professional players this season is only 35. There are as many as 10 players who have not played in the professional game at all. No player has ever tasted a goal.
This is the status of the Korean men’s national team, which left for Brazil on the 7th to participate in the FIFA World Cup under the age of 20 (U-20). The chronic structural problem of Korean football, which fails to properly nurture players around the age of 20, is reflected as it is. He has set a big goal of advancing to the semifinals twice in a row, but he is a member that is not easy to guarantee even passing the group stage.
Most of the 21 students were from high schools affiliated with pros, such as Maetang High School, Youngsaeng High School, and Pohang Jecheol High School. Other players also came out of the strongest academy soccer teams such as Eonnam High School, Pyeongtaek Jinwi High School, and Boin High School. In terms of age, he is the strongest young blood in Korean soccer. However, they are being ignored on the professional stage.안전놀이터 Two goalkeepers, four defenders, and four midfielders from professional backgrounds could not step on the professional stage this year. The only players who played regularly were Bae Jun-ho (Daejeon Hana, 7 matches) and Lee Ji-han (Freiburg, 14 matches) in the German third division.
No player has scored a goal on the professional stage this season. Park Seung-ho (Incheon United), who was selected as the striker, played two games but had no goals. Lee Young-joon (Sangmu Kim Cheon) also played in 3 games but failed to score. Midfielder Lee Ji-han also played mainly as a substitute and recorded only two assists.
No matter how hard you train, if you can’t play in real life, your game stamina, sense of game, and sense of scoring will inevitably decline. This is because it is a part that can never be strengthened by training with colleagues without an opponent, resting and continuing practice, and evaluation matches where the sense of weight and concentration is low. In addition, due to the sharp decline in the number of competitions and the poor training situation over the past three years due to Corona, they have not been able to build up sufficient training and regular practical experience since high school. Manager Kim Eun-joong said, “They are players who have hardly had a chance to play in their team,” and worried, “There is a problem starting from the ‘game stamina’ that can still digest 90 minutes even after training for about a month.” Coach Kim lamented, saying, “Since the sense of the game is poor, it is slow to judge whether to pass or dribble.”
Currently, there are only five teams in the K-League 1st and 2nd divisions, including Gangwon FC, Daejeon Hana, Busan I-Park, Daegu FC, and Jeonbuk Hyundai, that have B teams in the 4th division. At least, prospects around the age of 20 in these clubs regularly gain practical experience. However, all five teams remain in the mid-lower rankings. It is not because of a lack of skill, but because of a lack of motivation due to indifference. An official from the soccer world said, “Europe has players of a similar age playing consistently in the lower leagues.” You have to give them experience,” he stressed.
After training in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Kim Eun-joong moved to Argentina and on the 23rd, he will face off against Honduras and Gambia in turn, starting with the first round of group F against France, a ‘strong enemy’. He has to finish second in his group to advance to the round of 16. If they are pushed to 3rd place, they must be in the top 4 out of the 6 teams in 3rd place in terms of goal difference to pass the group stage. Coach Kim said, “It is not easy for the national team to come up with a specific color.”