New faces targeting the Paris Olympics, such as Kim Ji-soo (Brentford), Lee Hyun-joo (Behen Wiesbaden), and Cho Jin-ho (Novi Pazar), are showing positive performances in their teams. This is good news for Hwang Seon-hong, who is preparing for the Paris Olympics.
The Korean Olympic soccer team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, is aiming to become the first in the world to advance to the finals for the 10th consecutive Olympic Games. The first hurdle has been passed. Last September, they won a ticket to the finals in the first round of the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Asian Cup qualifiers held in Changwon. Now it is the Asian Cup finals. This competition, which will be held in Qatar in April next year, also serves as the final Asian qualifier for the Paris Olympics. The top three teams advance directly to the Olympics. The fate of the 4th place will be decided through the 4th place in the African qualifiers and the intercontinental playoffs.
‘Rival’ countries are moving quickly. Japan’s U-22 national team, led by coach Go Oiwa, moved to the United States immediately after the Hangzhou Asian Games. Two friendly away matches were played against the Mexico U-22 national team (4-1 win) and the United States U-22 national team (1-4 loss). In particular, Japan is trying to strengthen its squad by splitting its players. Uzbekistan also played friendly matches against Spain and Egypt’s age-group national teams during the October international match. Both Spain and Egypt are strong players who have already secured tickets to Paris. Uzbekistan took the mock test with its sights set on Paris. On the other hand, Korea has not yet accelerated its preparations for Paris. Coach Hwang said, “Japan and Uzbekistan prepare for the tournament for nearly three years. On the other hand, we have been called up only a few times. There is a clear difference in that even that is uncertain. We need support so we can prepare hard. A match. “The period is natural. Even during the winter training season, you must have the opportunity to train for at least 2 to 3 weeks to be competitive. If this is not achieved, it could become very difficult,” which is why he was worried.
In this situation, the performance of young players of the ‘Paris generation’ is positive. Hyunjoo Lee (20) scored his second goal of the season in his latest 2. Bundesliga (German second division) match. Hyunjoo Lee, a member of Pohang Youth, transferred to the prestigious German club Bayern Munich on a one-year loan in January last year. Hyunjoo Lee joined Bayern Munich’s second team and played in the German fourth division. Hyunjoo Lee showed a strong impact. Bayern Munich invested in Lee Hyun-joo’s potential. Even though he has five months left on his loan, he is a permanent signing. Hyunjoo Lee played in 20 games (18 starts) and scored 9 goals.
Hyun-Joo Lee went on loan to Behen Wiesbaden ahead of this season. He started as a starter from the opening game. He scored his first goal in three games of the season. Hyunjoo Lee has scored two goals in nine league games this season. He showed active movement through the 2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-23 Asian Cup preliminaries held in Changwon last September. He made a mark as the next-generation midfielder under Hwang Seon-hong.
Jisoo Kim, born in 2004, also appears to be quickly adapting to the English stage. He is currently playing a key role in defense for the Brentford B team. He appears as a starter in every game. He also appeared on the first team stage. He was named to the playing list for the first time in the English Premier League (EPL) away match against Manchester United on the 7th. On the 21st, in his first game after the October international break, Byrne also sat on the bench. However, he did not get a chance to play in both games. However, he continues to train with the first team and awaits his EPL debut. Kim Ji-su has always played an active role as a ‘defensive ace’ during her age group national team. He is a member of the U-20 World Cup semifinals last June. Last September, he was called by coach Jurgen Klinsmann and joined the A national team.토토사이트
Cho Jin-ho, who moved to Serbia on loan this season, also appears to be adapting quickly to the team. He appeared in 3 out of 4 games after his loan move. Cho Jin-ho, who was playing as a substitute in the second half, played full-time for the first time in the game against Chukarczyk on the 21st.
In addition, members of the U-20 semifinals who advanced to Europe through the summer transfer market, such as Bae Jun-ho (Stoke City) and Hwang In-taek (Estoril), are also showing positive results. This is the consolation of ‘Hwangseonhongho’.