‘Shooting Monster’ Cho Young-wook is the only ‘active duty soldier’ on the Hwangseon Hongho. He was promoted to corporal on Armed Forces Day on July 1. His scheduled retirement date is July 14, 2024.
However, he only needs to win one game to get an ‘early retirement’. Hwang will play the final against Japan at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, China, on July 7. According to the Military Service Act, athletes who finish third or higher at the Olympics and first at the Asian Games can serve as “arts and sports personnel” instead of military service.
He hasn’t heard from his “comrades-in-arms” who are currently serving in the military. “It’s really strange,” he said at the joint press area after the quarterfinal match against Uzbekistan on Thursday, “because before the national team came, I had a lot of contact with them, and we talked a lot (about the Asian Games). But after we won well, I didn’t hear from them,” he laughed.
Cho Young-wook is one of Hwang Sun-hong’s key players in the tournament. His ability to play more like a No. 10 striker than a traditional No. 9 completes Hwang’s tactics. Not only does he put pressure on the opposing goalkeeper throughout the game, but he also has the ability to link up with Uhm Won-sang and Jung Woo-young, who have been playing together at the age-group level for a long time.
While focusing on pressing and linking up, she also utilized her shooting ability to her advantage, ranking second on the team with three goals. She has already met her pre-tournament goal of three goals.
After failing to call up Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic FC), the main striker of the U-23 national team, due to his club’s circumstances, Hwang announced the final roster and said, “Striker was the position I was most concerned about.” When Oh was unavailable, Hwang even considered using In Ju-gyu as a wild card. However, with Cho Young-wook settling in, the team has been on a tear, scoring 25 goals in five games. Most of those goals came against tight defenses, making them even more valuable.
When asked about reaching his goal with three goals, Cho said, “Maybe I should have done it with five… Anyway, the team is winning well now and we’re in the finals, so if we need a goal, of course we should score, but I have to think about how I can help the team win first,” he said.
As if on cue, South Korea’s final opponent was “rival” Japan. Hwang remembered the 0-3 loss to Japan in the quarterfinals of the AFC Asian Cup last June. The shock was doubled by the fact that Japan was playing under-21s at the time, with Lee Kang-in and Cho Young-wook in the squad.
“Of course, we need revenge,” says Cho, “but honestly, even when you first see them, all you can think about is winning. I’m trying to think about how to win and how to prepare,” he said.
“(The match) is on Saturday. I think the chicken restaurant owners in Korea will be very happy.” “In a way, I think we’re in a good place. The players are confident because they’ve gotten over the hump. It’s the final against Korea. We have one shot left, so we’re going to give it everything we’ve got. We need to win, and we’re going to win,” he said.
The day after the match against Uzbekistan, Hwang had a lunch of pork belly and broiler at a Korean restaurant in Seoho-gu, before heading back to his hotel at 5 p.m. for a recovery session of foam rolling and walking, according to the Korea Football Association.카지노사이트
South Korea has stood on the podium five times (1970, 1978, 1986, 2014, 2018) since the 1951 Games in New Delhi, India, when men’s soccer became an official Asian Games sport, and has the most wins (Iran four). After winning the 2014 Incheon Asian Games and the 2014 Jakarta Palembang Asian Games, a victory here would mark the first time in Asian Games history that Korea has won three consecutive titles.