Before the tournament, they were dubbed the “Valley Generation,” but now they’re the “Golden Generation,” as expectations outpaced fears.
It was the 21 players themselves who turned indifference into hospitality.
Lee Seung-won, who hadn’t even made his K League 1 debut, surpassed Lee Kang-in’s record and won the ‘Bronze Ball’.
[Lee Seung-won/U-20 National Team: I’m a player who learns a lot from my older brother, and I will do my best to follow him in the future].
Bae Joon-ho’s brilliant breakthrough, which could only be stopped by a foul, drew rave reviews even from his opponents.
[Bae Jun-ho/U-20 National Team: Others might say it came out of instinct, but I think it was the result of a lot of hard work].
Choi Seok-hyun, who scored his second consecutive header off a threatening set piece,
[Choi Seok-hyun/U-20 National Team: Seung-won put it up well and I think I was lucky to get in there and score].
Lee Young-joon, who made his presence felt up front with Park Seung-ho’s injury,
[Lee Young-joon/U-20 National Team: Once Seung-ho scored the goal, it definitely put us in a good situation, so I’d rather say thank you to Seung-ho].
One of the big wins of the tournament was the rediscovery of their coach, Kim Eun-joong, who made them a “one-man team.스포츠토토
Throughout the competition, Coach Kim interacted with the young Taegeuk Warriors at their level and never forgot about them until the very end.