Even at 5am, fans came out to greet “Proud runner-up” with loud cheers…”Good job!” at the airport. 

It was early in the morning, but countless fans visited Incheon International Airport to celebrate the return of “Byun Sung-hwan.”

South Korea’s U-17 national soccer team,오래된토토사이트 led by head coach Byun Sung-hwan (43), returned home through Incheon International Airport at around 5 a.m. on the 4th.

Byun Sung-hwan lost 0-3 in the final match against Japan at the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U-17 Asian Cup at Fatum Tanistadium in Thailand on the 2nd, giving up three runs after defender Ko Jong-hyun was sent off for accumulated warnings in the 43rd minute of the first half.

Even before the arrival of the national team, many fans sat at Incheon International Airport. Although it was a disappointing runner-up, fans and airport staff all clapped their hands and welcomed the national team with “Good job!”

Coach Byun Sung-hwan, who took the microphone during the return event in front of dozens of fans, said, “I would like to thank the association and the media for welcoming the team from early morning.”

Head coach Byun said, “The players worked hard to prepare for this tournament. “As a result of keeping up with the direction the team wants to go and the direction the association wants to go, I think we will be able to prepare well for the November World Cup with confidence,” he said.

Coach Byun added, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank the players.”

Meanwhile, director Byun Sung-hwan, who conducted an interview after the return event, said, “I was waiting for a revenge match in my own way. He said, “We were quite well prepared and I think we led it well in the flow we wanted until we left,” adding, “It’s more regrettable that we couldn’t show everything we prepared normally.”

Regarding the U-17 World Cup in November, coach Byun then said, “Our team has been running the team with the goal of reaching the semifinals a year and a half before the start of the tournament. “There was no change in my goal, but I became more certain,” he said, adding that he gained confidence through this tournament.

Baek In-woo said, “I want to show what I lacked in this tournament and how we unite as a one-team team a little more.” “I want to fill up what I lacked before the tournament and show you a good performance at the World Cup,” he said.

Kim Myung-joon, the “captain” of Byun Sung-hwan, felt the same way. He said, “We didn’t win the championship, which is our team’s goal. “The regret of not achieving our goal will be a huge motivation when we go to the World Cup later,” he said, expressing expectations.

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