‘A forced march to the other side of the world’… Kim Eun-joong starts a long journey with a bloody move
- on May 08, 2023
Kim Eun-joong started his journey towards the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup. In order to create the optimal condition to challenge메이저사이트 another runner-up myth, the first place he heads to is Sao Paulo, Brazil, his training ground.
The coaching staff of the U-20 national team, including coach Kim Eun-joong, and 21 Taegeuk Warriors, who were named in the final entry, departed for Sao Paulo via Incheon International Airport on the night of the 7th. Head coach Kim Eun-joong, who plans to keep pace for 10 days at the training ground, emphasized the importance of hardening the field, saying, “I think the time spent in Brazil is the most important.
It’s a race against time. The national team needs to improve its strength and tactics in Sao Paulo. So director Kim Eun-joong hurried the convocation and departure rather than planned. The event was originally scheduled to be held in Indonesia. However, as the venue was changed to Argentina two months before the opening, several programs that had been conceived based on the assumption that they would be held in Indonesia came to nothing.
How well you adapt to an unfamiliar environment in a short period of time determines your grades. It’s not just one or two things that have changed. There is a lack of information about Argentina, the decisive battleground, from the distance traveled, climate, and whether or not the local infrastructure is grasped. Director Kim Eun-joong also said, “I’m worried because it’s a continent I haven’t experienced.” Still, he said, “It’s not just us, all teams are in the same situation. So, we chose to leave the country as soon as possible.”
Even the first gateway to Brazil is not smooth. Although the sky road has been reopened in the wake of post-Corona 19, arduous flights are predicted as the Russia-Ukraine war prolongs. It was difficult to get a flight with FIFA’s cooperation, but it takes 3-4 hours longer than before Corona to reach the Netherlands, and the waiting time is considerable. Since they are young players who are not accustomed to long-distance travel yet, the key is whether they can maintain their physical condition during a tiring schedule that will take up almost a day. At the national team level, it is more important than anything else to pay attention to health care and move to consume less energy.
Even after arriving in Sao Paulo, the war against physical condition continues. Unlike Korea, it is a time when locals are getting chilly, so I packed additional items to suit the situation. In addition, the sense of central heating should be made even. Most of the final entries belong to professional teams, but it is difficult to find a player who has consistently played other than Bae Jun-ho (Daejeon Hana Citizen).
Coach Kim Eun-joong also said, “You have to keep playing to have the ability to judge the moment. I’m concerned that the players’ sense of the game is lacking.” expected”.
The national team, which left without any evaluation matches, will promote a practice match against a local club team in Sao Paulo. After spending 10 important days, they move to Mendoza, Argentina, where three group matches will be held on the morning of the 17th (local time). Korea, which belongs to Group F, will face off against France on the 23rd, Honduras on the 26th, and Gambia on the 29th.