Barca alumnus Lee stakes claim for World Cup graduation

Son Heung-min's long-extend shoot set South Korea on their way to a 2-0 prevail upon Honduras in a World Cup warm-up on Monday, yet it was the execution of devious forward Lee Seung-charm on his senior national group make a big appearance that truly grabbed the attention.

The 20-year-old has been seen as Korea's most encouraging player for quite a long time, having gotten through Barcelona's extremely popular La Masia foundation and keeping in mind that he marked for Italy's Hellas Verona last August, Barca purportedly have a purchase back alternative.

His incorporation in Shin Tae-yong's preparatory squad for Russia raised a few eyebrows, given that he presently couldn't seem to win his first full top, and there was more astonishment on Monday when he was given a begin against the Central Americans in Daegu.

Lee got off to an unpleasant begin, neglecting to connect up with his partners and making a decent attempt to awe, however subsequent to getting to holds with the pace of the diversion, it rapidly wound up clear why so much is anticipated from him.

Driving at safeguards with pace, cutting out possibilities with sharp passing and harrying adversaries out of ownership, Lee figured out how to draw a portion of the concentration off captain Son and demonstrated that in spite of standing an unassuming 5ft-7in (1.7m) tall, he would not be threatened by massive Honduran protectors.

In the 60th moment Lee made the opener, swiping the ball from a rival, heading toward objective and laying it off to Son, who terminated home a brilliant left-foot exertion from fresh.

"He was obstinate and demonstrated a great deal of football sense," Yonhap News cited Shin as saying of Lee. "He comprehended what I needed from him and he conveyed."

In the wake of conveying the heap for the Korean under-17 and under-20 groups, Lee said playing for the senior side drew out an alternate measurement in his amusement.

"Rather than feeling the weight of scoring objectives, I'm in the situation to make open doors for my colleagues," said Lee, who got an awakening send-off from the group when he cleared out the field in the 85th moment.

"For this group, I don't need to complete my own. I'm concentrating on making scoring possibilities."

Lee will want to demonstrate his value to the national side again on Friday when the Koreans have Bosnia in another warm-up coordinate in Jeonju before Shin names his last 23-player squad for the World Cup.

Korea have been attracted assemble F close by Sweden, Mexico and title holders Germany.

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