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"I have to say I was worried honestly, but I was lucky to keep myself in very positive frame of mind and thanks to the KFA, my worries did not develop so much since the KFA was behind us, my group of mates who were born in 1997. "
What are your thoughts on Korea’s group stage opponents with New Zealand, Honduras and Romania?
"I have always been told and head coach Kim kept reminding us that we never know who is behind or who in front of us. Therefore, there will be no easy games and doing the best in every single match will lead us to good results."
What is Coach Kim Hak-bum like to work with?
He made me a better player, and I always appreciate him a lot.
You played at left back and in midfield for Daejeon early in your career but have featured mostly from left back at Jeju and for Korea. What is your preferred position?
"Whichever team I am called for, I remain at their disposal to play whichever position they want me to. But If I were to pick one, I believe I would perform at my best when playing as a left or right-sided defender."
What are you thinking about the most, winning an Olympic medal or earning military exemption?
"Earning military exemption has never been a priority in our team. We are just doing our best to do our country proud. Through the Olympic games, I would like to prove my value as a player, and do my very best for my country."
How will the experience of winning the AFC U23 Asian Cup help you and the team in the Olympics?
"Winning the AFC U23 Asian Cup means we are the best team in Asia which gives us confidence for our performances in the Olympics. "
It is quite likely that you will face Japan in the Quarter Finals should you make it. Would winning an Olympic medal in Japan, Korea’s rivals, make it that little bit sweeter?
"Winning a game (against Japan) would be great and winning an Olympic medal will be even better. I don’t want to give any special meaning just because the possible opponent is Japan. I will do my best in every game."