The head coaches of the participating nations in the 2023 Seoul EOU Cup U-18 International Youth Football Tournament (Seoul EOU Cup), which kicks off on Tuesday, have expressed their hope that the tournament will be a “great experience for the players.”
The coaches of the South Korean, Ukrainian, Moroccan and Vietnamese U-18 teams competing in the Seoul EOU Cup attended an official press conference at the Mokdong Joo Stadium main stadium on Monday.
The U-18 national teams of the four countries participating in the tournament will play full league matches for three days on Oct. 10, 12 and 15.
“The young players need to gain experience by playing against various teams,” said Lee Chang-hyun, head coach of the Korea U-18 National Team. “I think it will be a good asset for the young players to play against strong teams in this tournament. We will take it one game at a time with a learning attitude.”
“Every match is interesting and important,” said Oleh Kuznetsov, who traveled to Korea with the Ukraine U-18 national team. “The country is in a difficult situation due to the war. It’s been a long time since we’ve participated in an international tournament like this, so I hope each game will be a chance for our players to grow.”
“I hope that the players will improve step by step through these competitions and become the mainstay of the Ukrainian national team,” he said, adding that he hopes to see them doing their best for their country.
Mohamed Ouhabi, head coach of the Moroccan U-18 team, said: “I can see that our players are growing by playing in different European countries such as Spain, France, and Belgium. We are confident that we will have a great performance in this tournament.”
“We don’t have many opportunities for our players to play against foreign countries, so this will be a great opportunity for them to grow and develop to the next level,” said Hoang Anh Tuan, head coach of Vietnam U-18.
The Seoul EOU Cup is co-organized by the Seoul Football Association and the Korea Sports Agents Association. 파워볼게임