Olympic team head coach Kim Hak-bum answers questions before U-23 team training resumes at Paju National Football Center in Paju, Gyeonggi on Tuesday.
Lee Seung-woo and Paik Seung-ho were both dropped from the U-23 Olympic football team yesterday after failing to impress head coach Kim Hak-bum in two tune-up games against Ghana in the past week.
The Korean U-23 squad beat Ghana 2-1 in a second pre-Olympic friendly on Tuesday at Jeju World Cup Stadium in Seogwipo, Jeju.
Kim Hak-bum, head coach of the Korean Olympic football team, plans to recruit Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min and Bordeaux top-scorer Hwang Ui-jo to the national football team to represent Korea at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
A rare exhibition match between Korea's senior men's national football team and under-23 team ended in a 2-2 draw on Friday.