Kim Ji-soo (19, Seongnam FC) received rave reviews from the influential media as a symbol of the firmness of the Korean national team for the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup.
Chile’s ‘El Mercurio’ said in a special U-20 World Cup article, “Kim Ji-soo is a defender who has already been caught on the radar of European teams with a confident physique (height 192 cm) and good ball touch. He is the heart and soul of the Korean national team under the age of 20, who is strong and persistent.”
With a history of 195 years, ‘El Mercurio’ is one of the 9 major daily newspapers in South America. It is also the world’s longest-running Spanish-language newspaper. “Korea advanced to the finals of the 2019 U-20 World Cup by defeating outstanding teams such as Argentina, Senegal and Ecuador,” he added.
On the 23rd, in the first leg of Group F of the 2023 U-20 World Cup, Korea produced a surprise defeat of champions France 2-1. Kim Ji-soo supported the victory as a full-time center back who succeeded in defending 15 times, including ▲ 9 kicks, 2 interceptions, 2 contest wins, 1 shot interception, and 1 tackle.
The pass, which recorded a success rate of 96.9% (31/32), was as good as the anti-personnel defense that did not allow breakthrough, passing a long ball over 22.86m to a teammate twice. ‘El Mercurio’ also praised him, saying, “Not only his overwhelming physical skills, but also his skills are good.”
This year, Kim Ji-soo became the main character of ▲Sporting (Portugal) ▲Brentford (England) transfer rumors from May following Bayern Munich (Germany) in January. The European Football Federation (UEFA) League Ranking 1st, England 3rd, Germany 7th, Portugal and European Club Ranking 2nd, Munich 33rd, Sporting are attracting attention.
‘El Mercurio’ said,토토사이트 “He has been trained through many appearances for his age,” and viewed not only his potential but also his current skills positively. It is Kim Ji-soo, who has already digested more than 40 official matches, playing 21 games each for the national team under the age of 17 and 20 and belonging to Seongnam FC.
South Korea will play the 2023 U-20 World Cup Group F second leg against Honduras from 6 am on the 26th. ‘El Mercurio’ also introduced that Korea (16) has the most experience in the finals after Brazil (19), the United States, and Argentina (above 17) among the participating teams.