“I would have felt sorry for the players”… Kim Eun-jung reveals the reason for her ‘4th place tears’

After the boys’ Taeguk Warriors advanced to the quarterfinals of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup, Kim Eun-jung, who gave a tearful victory interview, explained the meaning of his tears.

According to News1 on July 7, Kim Eun-jung, who leads the South Korea U-20 national soccer team, spoke to reporters at the team’s training center in La Plata, Argentina.

The U-20 team will face Italy at 6 a.m. on the 9th for a ticket to the U-20 World Cup final. “(Advancing to the quarterfinals) is a valuable result that all the players here have worked hard to achieve,” said Kim, who is currently training for the quarterfinals.

He went on to explain that he gave the interview in tears after the U-20 World Cup quarterfinal against Nigeria (1-0 win). “The players didn’t have a lot of expectations, even though they were a ‘World Cup team’ in the process of preparing for the tournament,” Kim said. “Honestly, (the players) must have had some regrets…but they were not shy and faithfully followed the direction the coaching staff wanted, and I was grateful.”

At the last tournament, held in Poland in 2019, the team received a lot of attention due to the presence of star player Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), but Kim apologized to the players for not being able to create such an atmosphere at this tournament 토토사이트.

“I felt grateful in many other ways,” Kim said, “and even more so because the players knew the sincerity of the staff, who are their seniors, and gave more than 100 percent effort to the coaching part.”

“I think it’s good that our players can see the rewards of hard work,” he said, adding, “From now on, it’s a matter of who is more focused (in the game). If we keep doing what we’ve been doing in preparation, I think we’ll get good results.”