Will there be any luck in playing 100 A-matches in the World Cup and receiving a celebration ceremony for 100 A-matches at the home stadium of your team?
The main character, Kim Yeong-kwon (Ulsan), shared his feelings about playing the 101st A-match.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, drew 2-2 in the first match of March against Colombia held at Munsu Stadium in Ulsan on the 24th.
Korea took the lead with Son Heung-min’s consecutive goals in the 10th minute and extra time in the first half, but conceded goals to James Rodriguez and Jorge Carrascal in the 2nd and 4th minutes of the second half, respectively.
On this day, Kim Young-kwon, who started as a center back along with Kim Min-jae, played full-time and played his 101st A-match.
Kim Young-kwon, who met with reporters after the game, said about the quick attack change of Klins Manho in the game that day, “It is true that the tempo was good and the tempo was fast because the opposing players also have very talented players.” (Coach Klinsman) wanted it to be gradual, linear and aggressive, so that came out a little more.”
“The rear build-up (attack work) is important, but I also paid more attention to that part because I wanted to give it to the empty players in the front. That part came out well in the first half,” he said.
Prior to the match, Kim Young-kwon held a celebration event for joining the Century Club and participating in 100 A matches. He was celebrated with his family and played a meaningful match.
Kim Young-kwon joined the Century Club on December 6 last year, participating in the 2022 Qatar World Cup round of 16 against Brazil held at Stadium 974 in Doha, Qatar. 메이저사이트
The reason why it is more meaningful to play in 100 A matches against Brazil is that Kim Young-kwon himself made it possible for him to join the Century Club at the World Cup.
Previously, in the third group match against Portugal held at the Education Stadium on December 3, Kim Young-kwon scored an equalizer by pushing the ball into the back of Cristiano Ronaldo in a corner kick situation after trailing 0-1.
Encouraged by Kim Young-kwon’s equalizer, Korea advanced to the round of 16 dramatically by defeating Portugal with Hwang Hee-chan’s winning goal in the second half of extra time.
In addition to his meaningful joining of the Century Club, Kim Young-kwon held a celebration of joining the Century Club at his home stadium, Ulsan Munsu Football Stadium, and was able to receive congratulations from Ulsan fans.
Regarding this, Kim Young-kwon said, “In a way, I think I am not very blessed. I am just very grateful to receive such congratulations at the home stadium of the club I am playing in.” “he said.