12 March 2024

Lee Seung-woo scored goals for two consecutive games and appealed publicly… but suffered again

By pestfood.com

Lee Seung-woo (Suwon FC) failed again. With the replacement of the national soccer team’s head coach, everything has returned to square one, and there is a possibility that he will wear the national flag again for the first time in about five years. He scored goals in two consecutive games since the opening of the K-League and even publicly appealed through interviews, but failed to wear the national flag in the end.

Lee Seung-woo failed to make the roster (23 players) of the second preliminary round of the 2026 FIFA North-Central America World Cup Asian qualifying round against Thailand (23) announced by Hwang Sun-hong, interim coach of the national soccer team, at the soccer center in Jongno-gu, Seoul, on the morning of the 11th.

“I visited the stadium in person to check (Lee Seung-woo’s performance), and held discussions with the coaching staff until the last minute before watching the showdown between FC Seoul and Incheon United at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Tuesday. However, given the combination of two-term players and various aspects, the team failed to select Lee. I regret that,” Hwang said, explaining why he did not choose Lee.

Lee Seung-woo has been called up occasionally since former coach Paulo Bento (Portugal) took office in August 2018, but has not been linked to the Taegeuk mark for about five years since the A match in June 2019. Former coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), who was appointed in March last year and replaced less than a year ago due to poor performance, also never selected Lee Seung-woo.

In particular, Lee Seung-woo decided that he could not wear the national flag because he lost competitiveness due to his inability to play in his team, so he made a bold decision to liquidate the European stage in December 2021 and move to Suwon FC. However, he played in 35 games in his first season at Suwon FC, scoring 14 goals (three assists), but failed to wear the national flag as he failed to make the final roster of the FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022.

Since then, Lee has completely moved away from the national flag. When Hwang temporarily assumed the helm of the Korean national soccer team after Klinsmann’s dismissal last month, everything went back to square one, and Lee expressed hope once again. “The position of a national soccer team is a place that motivates anyone, and it is the same for me,” Lee said in public, expressing his ambition to win the national flag. 노래방알바

Not only did he express his hope, but he also displayed impressive performances by scoring goals for two consecutive games since the opening of the K-League. Notably, at the match against Jeonbuk Hyundai, he beat out defenders one after another in the penalty box, and displayed a calm finish, drawing attention. Lee fully impressed Hwang, who was visiting Suwon Stadium at the time.

However, Lee Seung-woo failed to wear the national flag again this time as he was not called by Hwang, and he was forced to swallow his deep regret. Hwang also expressed regret for not being able to select Lee Seung-woo, saying, “I hope you don’t give up or be disappointed and keep moving forward.”