FC Seoul midfielder Lee Seung-jun (19)안전놀이터conveyed his feelings about the first national team convocation. 

The Korean national soccer team under the age of 20 (U-20), led by coach Kim Eun-joong (44), will be convened at the Paju National Training Center (NFC) on the afternoon of the 24th to train for three days. The U-20 national team is set to participate in the FIFA U-20 World Cup to be held in Argentina on the 20th of next month. Coach Kim Eun-joong said in an interview with reporters that day, “It’s time to gather and understand the players I’ve been watching.”

There was a player who was called up to the national team for the first time in this call list. Lee Eul-yong (48) Lee Seung-jun, the second son of the general manager of the Yongin City Football Center. “It is an honor to be called to the national team for the first time,” he said.

Then, when the reporters asked, ‘Did your father or older brother give you any advice?’, he replied, “Since it’s my first time, he advised me to play confidently without being intimidated.” Lee Seung-jun’s older brother is Lee Tae-seok (21), who is currently playing as Seoul’s main defender. 

Regarding his strengths, he confidently replied, “I have strength in movement without the ball, and I have confidence in one-on-one,” and “I also have guts.” 

On the other hand, Seungjun Lee replied that he was surprised by this call. He said, “I didn’t think of it at all, but I was surprised to see the Football Association’s social media (SNS),” but said, “I want to take advantage of this opportunity to go to the World Cup.”

The FIFA U-20 World Cup will be held in Argentina from the 20th of next month to the 11th of June. Kim Eun-joong was previously placed in Group F with France, Honduras and Gambia in the U-20 World Cup group draw held in Zurich, Switzerland on the 21st. The first match is the first leg of the group stage against France, which will be held on the 22nd of next month.

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