He was surrounded by stars like Sergio Aguero, David Luiz, Angel Di Maria, Juan Mata, Gerard Pique, Luis Suarez, Arturo Vidal, etc when he played in the 2007 edition in Canada.
Poland midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak played in the FIFA U20 World Cup in Canada in 2007.
And he was surrounded by players like Sergio Aguero, Edinson Cavani, Fabio Coentrao, David Luiz, Angel Di Maria, Giovani dos Santos, Shinji Kagawa, Marcelo, Juan Mata, Gerard Pique, Alexis Sanchez, Luiz Suarez, and Arturo Vidal.
Now the 2019 edition will be at his home in Poland, and the midfielder fondly remembers what it feels to play in this world cup.
“I have only fond memories of this tournament. We reached the knockout stage, but we lost our fight for a quarter-final place with the Argentinians, who went on to become champions,” he told the FIFA official website.
“Only the best young players, who go on to play for the leading clubs, appear at the FIFA U-20 World Cup.”
He added: “Aguero and Di Maria are examples of this. But in that Argentina team, there were many more good players, such as Ever Banega, with whom I played at Sevilla. This only proves how prestigious this tournament is.”
“Yes, especially in terms of their technical skills. When you analyze one of the goals we conceded, you can easily see the outstanding technical skills of Aguero.”
“It was my first appearance in front of such a huge audience. More than 55,000 people! I won’t even try to hide the fact that I was a little stressed,” he continued.
“In addition, we played against Brazil, a team comprising great players. It was a fantastic, yet very difficult match.”