It took less than 90 minutes for Lee Seung-woo to prove himself.
Korea won 2:0 in their international friendly with Honduras on May 28. The squad included Lee Seung-woo, ex-Barcelona star who joined Hellas Verona this season for more time to play.
However, Lee was given about 540 minutes throughout the season; he only started once in 16 games he appeared. Despite his good performance towards the end of the season, it did not seem enough to play in Russia this summer.
Shin Tae-yong chose Lee, nonetheless, and his faith in Lee was rewarded.
In his first match for the national team, on 17 minutes, Lee twisted and turned to beat defenders, followed by a fantastic dribble and attempt.
He also played in harmony with Korea’s ace Son Heung-min. In the 59 minute, Son, after receiving a pass from Lee, unleashed a powerful shot and found the net.
Lee’s fine performances stopped only after he was replaced with Park Joo-ho; surely, his assist in the debut definitely gave hope to Korean fans.