Lee Seung-woo - South Korea's Wonderkid

South Korea has not had the best warm up to the World Cup and only have today's game against Senegal to put things right before the tournament kicks off. 

Despite this they do have some talented players within their squad, the one that is standing out as a man to look out for is Lee Seung-woo a former Barcelona youth currently at Verona of Italy. 

Lee Seung-woo is a player people who follow the fortunes of Korean football might have heard of but outside of that, he is relatively unknown. Even to fans of the Korean national side, he was pretty much undiscovered until he made his debut against Honduras at the end of May. 

Shin Tae-Yong then gave the 20-year-old his debut as a bit of a wildcard in his squad but as the player impressed he found himself in the final 23 man squad for Russia. 

Since then in the last two matches, he has played a total of 70 minutes, impressing in the game against Bolivia before being replaced by Son Heung-Min of Tottenham Hotspurs.   

A moment to remember from his performance against Bolivia, however, was not a sweeping attacking run or a great shot on goal but in fact something much more unreal. 

This was when Bolivia started a counter-attack and as they pushed forward  Seung-woo was in no mood to give up on the ball. You would then think yes maybe he chased back for the ball but in fact, it was something far more spectacular than that. As he, went for a slide tackle but not with his boot, this was to be with his head. 

Afterwards, he said to reporters on the attempted tackle "I think I did it because I was playing a game to win, of course." This is a great attitude to be shown for a man at such a young age who looks like he may have a great future in the game. 

Check out the video of the attempted tackle below.

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