The loss to Italy, which came on the back of a devastating free kick, was devastating for the players.
They were on the verge of reaching the finals for the second consecutive time, and it was their first loss in six games at the tournament.
[Lee Young-joon, U20 National Soccer Team: “As a striker, not scoring a goal was very unfortunate for me, and I think that’s why I was so tearful because I had a lot of mixed emotions.”]
But the team forgot about yesterday’s tears and started playing again.
[Kim Eun-joong, head coach of the U20 National Team: “You guys have done a good job up to this point, so you have to prepare responsibly until the end.”]
The recovery training, which started calmly, got brighter and brighter as the players who couldn’t play in the match raised the mood.
They were determined not to let their guard down as the third place match the next day was against Israel, the surprise team of the tournament.
The players are dreaming of beating Israel to take third place and smiling broadly on the podium.
[Choi Seok-hyun, U20 national soccer team: “It’s going to be our last game, so we want to do our best, have fun, and finish with a smile at the end.”]토토사이트
Coach Kim Eun-joong plans to focus on recovery for the second day in a row, as the team has been on a tight schedule.
The team is determined to prepare well for the final game and finish with no regrets.
I’m Seon-woo Park, reporting for KBS News from La Plata.