After finishing the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U17 Asian Cup, Seong-Hwan Byun sets aside regrets and aims for the next goal.
On the 2nd (Korean time), Korea lost to Japan 0-3 in the 2023 AFC U17 Asian Cup Final at Pathum Thani Stadium in Pathum Thani, Thailand.안전사이트
It was a disappointing defeat. An accumulated warning occurred in the 44th minute of the first half, and they were outnumbered in the early hours. Conceded two goals to Nawata Gaku after 10 men fought. In the 38th minute of the second half, Kim Myung-jun touched the ball first and tripped over to the opposing goalkeeper. Before the end of the match, he conceded one more goal to Yutaka Michiwaki.
Coach Byun said through the Korea Football Association (KFA) after the match, “It’s very unfortunate. I prepared a lot for the final game against Korea and Japan, but it’s most regrettable that I couldn’t show everything I prepared. It was difficult to pour out the percentage, and I couldn’t even bring the results. As a manager, I was heartbroken to see the players shed tears after the game.”
Although they missed the championship, the U17 national team performed well in this competition. By advancing to the semifinals, he secured the right to participate in the 2023 FIFA U17 World Cup, and also stepped on the final stage for the first time in 9 years since 2014. Coach Byun said, “I can give 95 points out of 100. The players worked hard while preparing for this tournament. They proved their strengths on the field and gave me confidence that our football was not wrong. I was happy as a manager.” He applauded the players.
Byun Seong-cheol’s next goal is the U17 World Cup to be held in Indonesia in November. Coach Byun said, “It is necessary to correct and supplement the shortcomings of this tournament,” and said, “We will check the existing players and new players and start training in earnest from August.”
Kang Min-woo, who started in all 6 games of this tournament and kept the back, said, “There were many variables, but that is also part of the game. The first thing is to forget and prepare well for the World Cup.” I want to have an accident,” he said, expressing his determination for the future.