“I think that if given a chance (in the pro), I would show a good figure.”
Jeonbuk Hyundai U-17 (Yeongsaeng High School) defeated Suwon Samsung U-17 (Maetango) 2-1 in the 2023 Ground.NK League Youth Championship High School U-17 final held at Cheonan Sports Complex on the 28th and lifted the championship trophy. Jin Tae-ho and Choi Kang-min activated continuous cannons.
It is the first trophy and the best result of this tournament. After the championship was held for the first time in 2015, Jeonbuk was far from a trophy, but it defeated ‘strong’ Suwon, who won the championship in 2017 and 2018.
Jeonbuk coach Lee Gwang-hyun said, “U-18 were eliminated in the quarterfinals. The lower grades seem to be motivated by that. The weather was hot, but the result was that they were united,” he said. “The part of managing the game while owning the ball in the first half worked out well.”
I saw that the mental part was a subtle difference between winning and losing. Coach Lee said, “I’ve been to the finals before, but his skills are all the same. The difference is the mental part,” he said. “The difference between a professional and an amateur is a piece of paper. There are differences in physical and technical skills, but the biggest is the mental part. If you prepare mentally with the mindset of a professional, it will lead to good results.”
Suwon signed a contract as the youngest semi-professional in the K-League. Park Seung-soo, born in 2007, is the main character, and Kwak Seong-hoon and Ko Jong-hyun, who signed a contract together, are the starters. Coach Lee said, “Suwon has many players with strengths such as technology and speed. I saw an article saying he went to a semi-professional,” he said with a laugh, adding, “Our players are as capable as Suwon.”먹튀검증
He said, “It is also a goal to promote players to the pros, but the club called Jeonbuk has a philosophy. As a corporate club, there are some things that bring in good players, but the team itself needs to work hard so that youth players can rise to the pros. Players with the ability to compete sufficiently are coming out of youth,” he emphasized, adding, “If you experience in the pros, you will improve more. If given a chance, I think it would be nice to show a more developed image.