As the President Geumbae High School Football Tournament, which boasts the highest authority in Korea, enters the tournament, the importance of the ‘spider hand’ is gradually increasing. If the winner is not decided in 80 minutes in the first half and the second half, you have to prepare for a penalty shootout likened to Russian roulette, but the good and the bad are mixed at a save show. Seoul Sangmoon High School smiles because third-year goalkeeper Lim Chae-ryang (18) guards the goal. Lim Chae-ryang became the number one contributor to advancing to the semifinals by maintaining a 0-point concession by conceding only 4 goals in 5 games.
Lim Chae-ryang’s performance shined the most in the quarterfinal match against Jecheon Jeil High School held on the 28th at Jecheon Soccer Center Field 1. Lim Chae-ryang blocked Jecheon Jeil High School’s offensive with a scoreless score, backed by homeroom cheering. The highlight was the penalty shootout, played without overtime. Lim Chae-ryang blocked shots from the 2nd and 3rd kickers at Jecheon Jeil High School with Sangmun High School trailing 0-1. As if predicting the direction the opponents would kick the ball, his save by throwing himself changed the flow. The Sanmun High School kickers took advantage of all their remaining chances and won 4-3.
Lim Chae-ryang met with the Kyunghyang Shinmun and smiled broadly, saying, “If I play as well as today, I think I will become a reliable goalkeeper in any team.” 안전놀이터 Lim Chae-ryang’s performance in this tournament is more interesting because he is a player whose strength is more accurate kick than saving. His role model is national team goalkeeper Kim Seung-gyu (Al Sabyab), who has excellent build-up skills. Lim Chae-ryang said, “In fact, it was the first time that I won a penalty shootout in middle and high school combined.” This year, as a result of the opposite, I gained confidence.”
Ju Ki-hwan, director of Sangmun High School, points out Lim Chae-ryang’s growth from a different perspective. It’s about the mind, not the body. Coach Joo said, “I felt insecure as a goalkeeper because I was a player with a unique personality, but with the help of the goalkeeper coach and my own efforts, I calmed down. This year is really reliable,” he praised.
Lim Chae-ryang wants to raise a golden pear with friends who have eaten rice in one pot for three years. He predicted a good show against Yeongdeungpo Technical High School, which he will meet in the semi-finals held at Jecheon Sports Complex on the 30th. Yeongdeungpo Technical High School, the winner of this year’s Baegungi, boasts a hot goal-hunting skill, scoring 14 goals in 5 games in this tournament as well. Depending on how well Lim Chae-ryang defends, whether or not he will advance to the finals will be different.
Lim Chae-ryang said, “I want to show respect to my friends by blocking well in the semifinals like today (Jecheon Jeil Classic),” and pledged, “I ended up in second place in the Geumseok Cup, but I really want to win the Gold Cup.”