Kim Tae-hwan, a senior at Ulsan Hyundai and a senior in the national team, conveyed his sincerity to his junior Seol Young-woo.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, lost 1-2 to Uruguay (ranked 16th in the FIFA rankings) in the ‘Hana Bank Invitational National Football Team Friendly Match’ held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8:00 pm on the 28th.
On this day, Korea made changes in several areas. Compared to the Colombia match, Hwang Eui-jo played in the front line instead of Cho Kyu-seong in the Uruguay match, and Lee Kang-in started as the left winger instead of Jung Woo-young. In addition, Lee Ki-je started at left fullback instead of Kim Jin-soo, who was out due to injury. 카지노
There was also interest in the right defense, but there was no change. In the last World Cup in Qatar, Kim Moon-hwan played full-time as the right full-back of the back 4, but in the first match against Colombia, Kim Tae-hwan, who was more direct and physically superior than Kim Moon-hwan, was selected. And in the match against Uruguay that day, Kim Tae-hwan started as well.
When the game started, Korea struggled in the first half, unlike the first half against Colombia. In the end, Korea allowed an early goal. In the 10th minute of the first half, Federico Valverde scored a corner kick, and Sebastian Coates rose high and split the net with his head.
Korea, who allowed the first goal, counterattacked. However, Uruguay blocked Korea’s attacking line well with strong pressure. Korea, which continued to push, tied the score. In the 6th minute of the second half, Lee Gi-je from the left gave a left-footed cutback after breaking through the half space, and Hwang In-beom, who was rushing in, finished lightly.
But Uruguay managed to score again from a set piece. Uruguay ran away again midway through the second half when Matias Besino pushed the ball in from a free kick. The match ended in a 2-1 Uruguay victory.
After the match, the reporters met Kim Tae-hwan. Kim Tae-hwan, who started both matches against Colombia and Uruguay, is already a 33-year-old veteran. Kim Tae-hwan is currently the eldest brother of the national team and plays the role of big brother in his team, Ulsan Hyundai. Among them, Seol Young-woo, a junior from Ulsan, was selected for the first time in the national team and got to work with Kim Tae-hwan. Currently, Ulsan is leading the K-League 1 with Seol Young-woo and Kim Tae-hwan showing good teamwork as left and right fullbacks.
Even before the game, the two showed a strong bond between seniors and juniors. In the ‘Inside Cam’ of the Korea Football Association’s official YouTube channel, Kim Tae-hwan said calmly to the camera during training, “Take a picture of Seol Young-woo,” showing a cold outside but warm inside.
Even after the match against Uruguay, Kim Tae-hwan took care of his junior Seol Young-woo. Kim Tae-hwan said, “(Seol) Young-woo is a talented player, so I’ve noticed him since he was a rookie, and seeing him grow up, honestly, I haven’t said this to Young-woo, but I’m so proud and proud. The fact that we’re working together in the national team is also I think it was a little bit like that for no reason,” he said, showing his affection as a senior.
Unfortunately, Seol Young-woo’s A-match debut did not materialize. However, Seol Young-woo’s expression on the bench was bright all the time. When I first heard the call-up notice, Seol Young-woo was completely unexpected for the national team call to the extent that I was worried that Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo had done something wrong. Expectations are high for the collaboration between Kim Tae-hwan, who is in charge of the side defense of the national team, and Seol Young-woo, the next-generation prospect.