Coach Byun Sung-hwan, who leads the U17 (under 17) national team, said, “The goal luck is not particularly in this World Cup. I hope we will have luck in the final match, he said.
The South Korean U17 national soccer team, led by head coach Byun Sung-hwan, lost 0-1 to France in the second Group E match of the 2023 FIFA U17 World Cup in Indonesia on the 15th.
South Korea, which lost 1-3 to the U.S. in the first round, lost two consecutive games, making it impossible to enter the second place in the group. South Korea should score as many goals as possible in the final group match against Burkina Faso at 9 p.m. on the 18th, win, and aim for the round of 16 as a wild card for the third place in the group.
This is a disappointing result for Korea. The last two games were good, but they didn’t get a point.
Bad luck followed. After hitting the post twice in the first match against the U.S., the shot from the decisive equalizer opportunity against France bounced off the post.
Coach Byun praised the players, saying, “I think highly of the point that we tried to maintain our style without giving up until the end against a strong team,” and added, “However, I am upset that there is no goal luck in this World Cup.” “I hit the net three times in two games, and I hope luck will follow in the match against Burkina Faso,” he said.
South Korea, which played two games in Jakarta, will move to Bandung and camp out in the final match against Burkina Faso.
Coach Byun said, “After the match against France, the opposing coach said, ‘Korea is a really good team. I will definitely be able to reach the round of 16,’ he encouraged. I feel the same way. There’s really no back now. “As a coach, I will be responsible and play a game to win the match against Burkina Faso.”
Meanwhile, the U17 World Cup will be divided into six groups of four teams each, followed by 12 teams in the first and second places in each group and the top four teams in the third place in each group to reach the round of 16.
Korea is currently ranked third in Group E, and is at the bottom of the competition among the third-ranked teams in each group. 토토사이트