There are two military players on the national team that won a surprise victory today.
Lee Young-joon, the hero of the winning goal, and Kim Joon-hong, the goalkeeper, who showed an iron wall defense, are the main characters.메이저놀이터
The decisive shot that toppled the favorite France.
Lee Young-joon, who was cheering for the winning goal on his birthday, made a strong impression with a dignified salute.
[Lee Young Jun / U-20 national soccer team]
“I practiced a lot in the set piece, so I’m really happy to score in a good situation.”
If 193cm tall striker Lee Young-joon fought against the giant France on the front line, it was also Private Kim Joon-hong, the gatekeeper of the same age as he joined the army.
Kim Joon-hong blocked France’s strong attack throughout the first half and hit the ball that almost became an own goal with great reflexes.
After falling down in a strong collision with the opponent’s striker, he even allowed a penalty kick goal with a dubious warning.
“I don’t quite understand. Because both of us couldn’t see the ball…”
However, he kept his first win silently until the whistle sounded at the end of the game.
Immediately after the game, the opposing goalkeeper approached and raised his thumb.
The two players, who drew attention as salutes when playing the national anthem, are commercial students who participated in the Under-20 World Cup for the first time in 20 years since Cho Won-hee.
The two best friends, born in 2003, who chose to join the military early, left loving messages of support to each other ahead of the competition and vowed to show their military spirit.
[Kim Junhong/U-20 national team (last February)]
“When I saw the ‘military spirit’ that my seniors (from Sangmu) showed on the high stage, I thought I should also show a good ‘military spirit’ at this tournament.”
Lee Young-joon and Kim Joon-hong, who proved their skills to some evaluations that there are no clear stars.
The extraordinary “military spirit” of the two “private soldiers” is a great boost to the national team.