There is a prospect that K-League All-Star Bae Jun-ho (20, Daejeon Hana Citizen) will remain in Korean professional football this season.
Fifth-year scout Marc Pinue (Portugal) said on August 3 (Korean time), “I heard that Bae Jun-ho conveyed to the officials that the first step is to hone your skills while digesting the 2023 K League 1 schedule to the end.”
On July 27, Italian football media ‘Calcio Puti’ said, “I can leave for Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, but it will be later than what is considered an appropriate time in the summer transfer market. Bae Jun-ho may have to wait for the transfer market to open in January 2024.”
Pinue is a manager in Korea and Japan for ‘Youth Scouting’, a soccer talent search company. “He is a fantastic player. He has excellent current technology, but the overall potential is enormous,” he said, giving Bae Jun-ho a perfect score of 10 for his growth potential.
The South Korean under-19 national team lost 1-5 to the Portuguese under-18 national team in the Lisbon Tournament in June 2022. Bae Jun-ho shone even in the midst of a crushing defeat, assisting the opening goal in the 21st minute.
Two days later, against the Czech under-18 national team, he contributed to Korea’s 4-1 victory by assisting Korea’s additional goal in the 16th minute of the first half. The ‘Lisbon Tournament’ is the moment when the Portuguese soccer world started paying attention to Bae Jun-ho.
Bae Joon-ho helped Korea finish fourth with 1 goal and 3 assists in 4 games from the round of 16 of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup. He played an average of 84.0 minutes per tournament, averaging 1.07 attack points per 90 minutes.
In the quarterfinals of the U-20 World Cup, Bae Jun-ho overpowered his match-up opponent Mattia Chanotti (Inter Milan). The 2023-24 European Football Federation (UEFA) club ranking 8th place team player was harassed with personal ability.
In the 2023 U-20 Soccer World Cup Power Ranking by Position jointly selected by sports channel ‘ESPN Latin America’ and South American OTT service ST R+, Bae was selected as the best wing among left/right wings.
‘ESPN Latin America’ and ST★R+ have one thing in common: ‘The Walt Disney Company’, the world’s largest media company, is the parent company. Bae Jun-ho was included in the ’20 people to watch closely after the U-20 World Cup’ reported by French broadcaster ‘Canal Fleur’.
The Korean professional football all-star ‘Team K League’ won the 2023 Coupang Play Series home game against Atletico Madrid (Spain), 16th in the European club rankings, 3-2 on July 27. Bae Jun-ho digested the first half as a starting attacking midfielder.메이저놀이터
Atletico coach Diego Simeone (53, Argentina) picked Bae Jun-ho as the most impressive Team K-League player. He was recognized as the 2011-12 Best Football Leader by the Union of European Sports Press (UEPS).