We’ve come all the way here and it’s too bad to finish 4th.”
Bae Jun-ho (Daejeon), who has the presence of an ace in Kim Eun-joong, who is participating in the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup, is determined to make the final match against Israel his stage.
Bae Jun-ho, who met at the national team training ground in La Plata, Argentina on the 10th (local time), the day before the 3rd and 4th place match against Israel, said, “I feel much better and my stamina has improved a lot, so it seems to show in my performance. I will be able to do well in the next game as well. It’s the same,” he said confidently.스포츠토토
Bae Jun-ho, who is in charge of Kim Eun-joong’s side attack, is the player who is raising his stock price the most through this tournament.
There were times when he was unable to play due to injury in the beginning, but he gradually improved his physical condition and began to show his true value, especially in the semi-final against Italy, showing off his splendid skills even in a 1-2 loss, receiving praise from fans as well as the opposing manager.
Bae Joon-ho hinted, “A lot of Korean fans came during the game against Italy, and they applauded every single play. I was very grateful, and my confidence rose a lot while playing the game.”
Regarding the increased interest after the match against Italy, she smiled and said, “I don’t really feel it, but I feel it little by little because fans and acquaintances have contacted me.”
The 3rd and 4th place match against Israel, which will be held at La Plata Stadium on the 12th at 2:30 am Korean time, is an opportunity for Bae Jun-ho to make this atmosphere peak and end the tournament with a smile with his teammates.
Bae Jun-ho said, “There is a big difference between 3rd and 4th place. Of course, I am greedy for 3rd place. The players are also preparing well by coming together as one, saying, ‘I came all the way here, but isn’t it too bad to finish 4th? Shouldn’t I carry a medal?'” “I didn’t make it to the final I was aiming for, but I want to win this game and enter with a medal,” he said.
Israel, who will compete for third place, is the ‘team of the storm’ in this tournament. At the U-20 World Cup final stage, which he first stepped on, he had formidable potential to the extent of defeating strong players including Brazil and entering the semifinals.
Bae Jun-ho said, “I think Israel is a team with good organization like us,” but emphasized, “No matter how the opponent came up, we must win, and we have enough confidence.”
He added, “My teammates are having a hard time, so I think there must be something I need to do in counterattacks or side breakthroughs.”