If there was a player who particularly stood out in the national soccer team’s two-game international match in September, it was none other than frontline striker Cho Gyu-seong (Midtjylland).
Cho Kyu-sung hit the opponent’s net with a header in the 32nd minute of the first half of a friendly match against Saudi Arabia held at St. James Park in Newcastle, England on the morning of the 13th.
When Hwang In-beom (Zvezda)’s pass to the front of the goal was deflected by the opposing defense, Cho Gyu-seong quickly snatched it and scored with a header.
The national team held on to Cho Kyu-sung’s first goal until the end of the game, finally reporting their first win since taking over as head coach Jurgen Klinsmann.
Cho Kyu-sung revealed his true value through the 2022 Qatar World Cup held in November last year. He emerged as a star by becoming the first Korean player to score multiple goals in a World Cup game in the second group match against Ghana.
At the World Cup, European clubs paid attention to him, who surpassed national team senior Hwang Ui-jo (Norwich City) and became the starting striker. Ahead of the winter transfer window, Cho Kyu-sung also received attention from Mainz in the German Bundesliga and Celtic in the Scottish League.
However, due to dissuasion from his former team, Jeonbuk, Cho Kyu-sung sought to advance into Europe through the summer transfer market instead of last winter, and signed a contract with Denmark’s Midtjylland, which sent the most active love calls.
In fact, Coach Klinsmann had no clear alternative other than Cho Kyu-seong in this September’s international match. During the international matches last March and June, the three European strikers – Cho Gyu-seong, Hwang Ui-jo, and Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic) – competed in good faith, but after the start of the new season, the joys and sorrows of the three players were mixed.
Hwang Ui-jo was recently loaned to Norwich City in the second division championship after failing to play a single game due to competition for the starting position at Nottingham Forest in the English Premier League (EPL).
Oh Hyun-gyu, who had disappeared since the start of the season due to a calf injury, also returned from injury just before the A-match call in September and played only one game as a substitute.
On the other hand, Cho Kyu-seong, who established himself as the team’s key striker as soon as he was transferred, showed off his presence by scoring goals in three consecutive games after the league opened.
In the end, Cho Kyu-sung started in two consecutive games against Wales and Saudi Arabia, working with Son Heung-min (Tottenham)바카라사이트. Competitors Oh Hyun-gyu and Hwang Ui-jo took the field as substitutes, but failed to create an impressive scene.
Looking at the previous 4 A matches, Cho Kyu-sung was the most behind in the competition.
Coach Klinsmann made sure to mention Oh Hyun-gyu’s name and praise him after the international match in March, and Hwang Ui-jo was the first to score, beating Oh Hyun-gyu and Cho Kyu-seong in an evaluation match with El Salvador in June.
On the other hand, Cho Gyu-seong played all of Klinsmann’s A matches as a starter and substitute before the game against Saudi Arabia, but was silent with no scores in five games.
However, Cho Gyu-seong, who has been playing most consistently since advancing to Europe, made a real mark in the September A match and appears to be at the forefront of the European competition.