For Chun Ga-ram (Hwacheon KSPO-photo), the youngest member of the national team born in 2002, the group stage of the FIFA World Cup 2023 Australia-New Zealand has been a “wall of reality” for him, but he hasn’t let that stop him from dreaming of greater heights.
“I will work hard to prepare for (the remaining game against Germany),” he told reporters after the team’s training session at Campbelltown Sports Stadium on the outskirts of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. If I get the chance to play, I want to make sure I don’t have any regrets.” South Korea (17th in FIFA), coached by Colin Bell (England), lost 0-1 to Morocco (72nd in FIFA) in their second Group H match at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide, Australia, on Sept. 30. After losing 0-2 in the first match against Colombia (FIFA ranking 25th), Korea has not scored a goal 스포츠토토 in two matches and is last in the group with two losses.
However, their chances of advancing to the round of 16 are not yet “zero. Colombia’s 2-1 win over Germany (No. 2 in the FIFA rankings) leaves South Korea with a chance to reach the round of 16 if they win by a large margin against Germany on Aug. 3. “When Germany lost to Colombia, it gave us a glimmer of hope,” Chun said. “Other people might say, ‘It’s a no-brainer. They say, ‘How can we beat Germany,’ but there is hope, even if it is small.” He added that coach Colin Bell and the players are determined to give their best until the end. “I had a short meeting with the coach before training today,” said Chun, “and he told me to never give up, to never lose hope. I told myself, ‘Let’s go crazy’ for the next three days.”