Seongnam U18’s Kim Hyun-jun makes final call-up to age-group national team…”I’ll play through my teeth”
Seongnam FC U18’s Kim Hyun-jun earned his final call-up to the South Korea U18 national team on Nov. 11.
Born in 2005, the 18-year-old is a defender for Seongnam U18 who is known for his gritty play, crosses, and accurate kicks. He is also a “leader-type” player who can bring the team together and lift the mood.
A key player in the 2022 U17 Championship runners-up, third-place finisher in the 2023 Baekwoongi High School Football Tournament this season, and runner-up in the Gyeonggi-do Governor’s High School Selection Tournament, Kim joined Seongnam FC’s professional team for their second winter training camp earlier this year, where he went through all the rigors of training amongst professional players.
“I didn’t have much time to rest, but rather than being tired, I always try to stay in the best condition and play through the pain. That’s how I approached this training, and I’m really honored to have been selected.”
When asked about her goals for the tournament, she said, “Personally, I want to beat Japan, our first opponent in this tournament, and I want to play without regrets.” She also expressed her confidence, saying, “I am very grateful to Seongnam FC U18 coach Kim Geun-cheol, who always gives me good words and inspires my confidence. I want to finish this tournament well and get on the U20 national team and make my debut at Seongnam FC, which I dream about every day.”온라인카지노
Meanwhile, Kim’s U-18 team will depart the country on Thursday to participate in the 2023 SBS Cup International Youth Tournament in Japan, where they will play their first match against Japan on the 17th.