[Hangzhou NOW] Catching up with older siblings… ‘Youngest brother’ mode in Huangshan Honghao

At the 2019 FIFA Under-20 World Cup, Lee Kang-in was the youngest member of his national team at the age of 18.

카지노사이트His older brothers called him “the youngest brother”. On the field, he was fiercely competitive and often criticized his older brothers, and off the field, he visited them one by one to cheer them on. Rallying around the “youngest brother,” Lee Kang-in, the South Korean U-20 team achieved a remarkable feat: they finished as runners-up.

Lee Kang-in’s face lit up as he reunited with his older brothers from four years ago.

On the 23rd, a day before the match against Bahrain, Lee attended a training session at the Jinhua First Middle School Stadium in Hangzhou, China.

Lee Kang-in’s laughter echoed throughout the rondo training sessions with Seol Young-woo, Song Min-kyu, and Lee Jae-ik.

However, just like four years ago, he was the ‘youngest brother’ here. When Seol Young-woo, who was also practicing rondo with him, missed the ball, he said, “It’s not my mistake,” but Lee Kang-in cut him off and said, “Come in quickly. Seol clutched his head in frustration. Seol, who joined the team as a wild card, was born in 1998 and is three years older than Lee, who was born in 2001.

Song Min-kyu, who stuck around for the first two days of Lee’s arrival, said he was nagged by Lee. “He asked me, ‘Why do you keep playing without exercising,’ so I said, ‘I’m not playing, but my brother is sick,’ and I played a prank on him, saying, ‘Hurry up and get back to work,’ and ‘Hurry up and play,’ and I’ve been playing pranks on him,” he said.

But just like four years ago, the older brothers are aware of Lee’s presence. “He’s a very good player, so I just need to do well,” said Park Jae-yong, a striker who is a year younger than Lee Kang-in. Lee’s roommate, defender Lee Jae-ik, said, “I’m going to do everything he asks. I know how big he is in the team,” said Lee.

Speaking to the media before his first training session after joining the squad on the 22nd, Lee said, “I tried to come as soon as possible, but I’m very sorry to my teammates and coaches for not being able to come from the beginning. But I’m excited to be able to join the team. I think we should talk as much as possible and coordinate well so that we can have a good game and a good result,” he said, adding, “I will prepare well and give my best performance.”

South Korea defeated Thailand 4-0 in front of Lee Kang-in to top the group and advance to the round of 16. Yonhap News Agency

After South Korea’s 9-0 win over Kuwait in the first leg and a 4-0 thrashing of Thailand in the second leg to top the group and advance to the round of 16, Lee Kang-in is expected to play in the third leg against Bahrain on Sept. 24. After the match against Thailand, when asked by a Chinese reporter, “When will Lee Kang-in play and how will you utilize him,” Hwang Sun-hong said, “We need to check his physical condition. I think it’s premature to talk about Lee Kang-in’s playing time here,” he said, adding, “We have a lot of new players. There are also players looking for form. We haven’t trained as a whole, so we have to prepare for the third game with a combination. We will use the time to check those things. I want to use the third round as a step to prepare for the round of 16 tournament.”

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