“I wish I could aim for the national team.”
FC Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo (58) closely watched Kim Joo-seong (22) during winter training in Thailand. And he asked ‘what is the reason you are in Thailand’. To that question, Kim Joo-seong published an answer sheet stating that he was selected as a national representative after 5 months.
Kim Joo-seong wears the Taegeuk mark again in an A-match in June. Kim Joo-seong, who caught the attention of national soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, was added to the 23-man list for the matches against Peru on the 16th and El Salvador on the 20th. He was selected for the first time in about a year after participating in the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) E-1 Championship (East Asian Cup) last year, which consisted of domestic teams.
Compared to last year, it deserves a little more meaning. He was named one of the most elite national teams, including overseas players. Over the course of a year, Kim Joo-sung has definitely changed. After returning to Seoul after completing his military service, he has been playing as an undisputed main player all season. He has grown into the most trusted resource by instilling a sense of stability in coach Ahn Ik-soo, who planned the rear with young blood.
Kim Joo-seong is an elite resource who debuted in the first team after passing through Seoul’s youth teams Osan Middle School and Osan High School. He made his debut on the K-League stage in 2019 when he was in his teens and played 59 games before he knew it. However, he did not have a season that could be called a solid starter. It was a flow that was more suitable for the evaluation that it was promising and useful.
What changed this was a word from director Ahn. He gave advice, “I hope the reason I came to Thailand was to dream high.” He gave a mission to be selected as a national representative as a way to be more diligent. Director Ahn motivates Kim Joo-seong, saying, “If I become a representative, it will be the foundation for mass-producing another plan.”
Kim Joo-seong worked hard to fulfill Ahn’s assignments. Coach Ahn, who saw him from the side, also praised him, saying, “He put a lot of effort into it. Compared to other players, the time invested in soccer has increased considerably. The mindset toward soccer is also very good.”
June is an unforgettable time for Kim Joo-sung. Following the selection of the national team, he wore the captain’s armband in Seoul. On the 7th, Incheon United and Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023, in the 17th round, took the lead of Seoul. Although Lim Sang-hyeop, Osmar, and Kim Jin-ya were left out of the list, this shows Ahn’s trust.
Director Ahn, who looked at Kim Joo-seong with a happy expression, gave another task. As if not to stop at the Taegeuk mark, he advised, “Even if (Kim) Min-jae and (Kim) Young-kwon come back, I hope they can find their place in the national team.” did.
Hearing this, Kim Joo-seong said, “The national team is an honorable place that everyone wants to go to. It was possible because of the help of my teammates.”
It is not only Kim Joo-sung that makes Ahn laugh. Recently, Seoul is mass-producing many representative players. In addition to Kim Joo-seong, Hwang Ui-jo and Na Sang-ho head to Klissmann Lake, while Lee Tae-seok and Lee Han-beom are recruited by Hwang Sun-hong-ho, who is preparing for the Hangzhou Asian Games. Kang Seong-jin and Lee Seung-jun are already playing in the under-20 (U-20) national team led by coach Kim Eun-joong.토토사이트
Director Ahn said, “I am worried because there are more than 5 representatives, but each seems to be playing a role in developing.” Even towards Kang Seong-jin and Lee Seung-jun, who have contributed to the semifinal myth in Kim Eun-joong, “I’m worried that it will be a burden to contact them. So I’m rooting for them with my heart.” I liked it,” he laughed.