Kim Ji-soo, who is receiving a lot of attention, shared her feelings about participating in the U-20 World Cup.
The U-20 national team, led by coach Kim Eun-joong, will host the U-20 World Cup in Argentina from May 23rd. It was originally scheduled to be held in Indonesia, but was canceled due to international disputes, so it was held in Argentina. Kim Eun-joong’s first opponent is France. Afterwards, they will play the group stage against Honduras and Gambia to decide which team will advance to the quarterfinals.
I have a lot of interest in Kim Ji-soo. Kim Ji-soo is linked with Brentford in the English Premier League (EPL). A football official said on the 15th, “Brentford sent an official letter to recruit Kim Ji-soo.” Kim Ji-soo came out of Poongsaeng High School as a center back in 2004 and came to his professional stage last season by signing a semi-professional contract for the first time with Seongnam FC. He was evaluated to have high potential and good physical condition compared to his age, but few thought he would play in the pro right away 메이저사이트.
Contrary to expectations, Kim Ji-soo played 19 games last season. It was the result of the situation in Seongnam, where Kwon Wan-kyu and Kim Min-hyuk, who were recruited by him, were suffering from injuries. He performed beyond expectations. He surprised everyone with his excellent defense against his seniors. There were many evaluations that Kim Min-jae came to mind because of his good ball handling skills and passing ability, as well as his physical and defensive power. He became more famous when he was selected for a friendly match against Tottenham Hotspur.
Prior to this season, he was connected with European teams such as Bayern Munich. He was convened to the under-20 (U-20) national team led by coach Kim Eun-joong and played the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-20 World Cup, revealing his competitiveness on the international stage, and interest was high. Brentford stepped forward to recruit Kim Ji-soo, who went to Argentina as part of the final list for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, and negotiations are underway.
Kim Ji-soo, who has a tournament that can further increase his value, announced on the 16th by the Korea Football Association, “It is special because it is a once-in-a-lifetime tournament. I think I will be happy just to step on the (World Cup) stage. I want to stay as long as possible so that I can enjoy this festival for as long as possible, even one more game.”
He also revealed his pride in his team, Seongnam FC. Kim Ji-soo said, “I wanted to join the soccer team when I was in the 4th grade of elementary school, but my parents were against it. When I told his grandfather, he secretly put me in the soccer team without his parents’ consent. Afterwards, he joined Seongnam FC U-15 through an open test, and made a semi-professional contract in Seongnam when he was in high school, and even made his professional debut. He is grateful and at the same time he has pride in being from Seongnam Youth.”
He also revealed his personality and play style. “I have to be polite outside the field, but inside the field I tend to do what I have to do without being swayed by the surrounding situation. Since childhood, I consciously tried to use both feet, and from a certain point on, I unconsciously started to use my left foot as well. Some people misunderstand that I am left-footed.”
“20 years from now, what kind of player do you want to be remembered as?” In response to the question, “I want to be remembered as a player who represented the country. My goal is to become a player who can remind Korea of Korea and promote Korea on the world stage beyond simply ‘playing an active role as a national representative’. They will be able to walk on a better path.”