Lee Seung-won, “Kim Eun-joong’s captain,” said Eun-sa, “12km of activity, and versatility.”
Lee Seung-won, captain of the under-20 national team, has been a ready star who has consistently stood out since childhood. “Eunsa” Park Jong-kwan, head coach of Dankook University, praised Lee Seung-won as a versatile player with tremendous activity.
South Korea,메이저놀이터 which had the first Group F match of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup at Mendoza Stadium in Argentina at 3 a.m. on the 23rd (Korea Standard Time), won 2-1 against France.
Captain Lee Seung-won’s performance was crucial. Lee Seung-won scored the first goal in a counterattack in the 23rd minute of the first half and brought the lead. Lee Seung-won penetrated to the other side and received the ball when Kim Yong-hak launched a counterattack after France’s corner kick. He then dribbled to the penalty area and put an accurate right-footed shot into the corner of the goal.
The winning goal came from Lee Seung-won’s foot. In the 18th minute of the second half, Lee Seung-won, who played as a free-kick kicker from the left side of the opponent’s camp, helped Lee Young-joon score a header with an accurate kick. He showed off his ace side by scoring one goal and one assist from the first game.
Lee Seung-won has shown outstanding talent since childhood. When he was a senior at Deokyoung High School, he won the Best Player Award at the Culture, Sports and Tourism Minister’s Cup. After that, he went to Dankook University and played 10 games as a starting midfielder from his first year. Since then, he has been the captain of the U19 national team, which was held in Lisbon in 2022 with the trust of head coach Kim Eun-joong.
Lee Seung-won’s “Eunsa” Park Jong-kwan, head coach of Dankook University, also watched his student’s performance. Coach Park said, “Seungwon has been good since Deokyoung High School days. The team was also a strong team in high school, and it did well. There was so much activity and the ability to support around the ball was good. He was an athlete who ran at least 12 kilometers per game. It also has a lot of passing power to put kill passes. He is responsible and devoted. “He is reliable,” he said, explaining Lee Seung-won’s strengths.
He also told the background of joining the professional team a year after entering the school. Coach Park said, “In the beginning of college, I played in first and second graders’ competitions and spring federation matches. As head coach Kim Eun-joong selected as a 19-year-old representative, many scouts paid attention. In the case of Gangwon, former representative Lee Young-pyo also came to watch the game in person and asked for a transfer,” he recalled.
He has yet to make his K-League 1 debut. He joined the national team after maintaining his sense of play for Gangwon FC B team, which is participating in the K4 League. Nevertheless, coach Park was not too worried. After joining the pro league, he may have a hard time. They are players who have just become adults. “It will be difficult to get good results right away when I go to the professional league, but if I adapt, I will play a big role,” he said, expecting his student’s.
As for the match against France, “Tactics are important, but strategies are also needed. It is necessary to develop a strategy while closely grasping and analyzing the other party. There was a difference in skills. The French players were so good. I made many chances even in difficult situations. Head coach Kim Eun-joong tormented his opponent with customized tactics focused on counterattacks. The situation in which Lee Seung-won scored was also a counterattack after a corner kick, and Lee Young-joon’s goal was also a fast set piece. “The defense was organized, and I think I can give high scores in terms of spirit,” he said.
Not only Lee Seung-won but also Park’s students are active in Kim Eun-jungho. Striker Park Seung-ho (Incheon United) is also from Dankook University, and Choi Seok-hyun, who worked with Kim Ji-soo at the center back, is active at Dankook University. Coach Park said, “There are three players from Dankook University. “Please watch their performance,” he said, expecting the students’ performance.