Cho Young-wook, who was selected as a striker in the first game of the Hangzhou Asian Games, led the team to a huge victory against Kuwait with excellent performance.
스포츠토토On the 19th, Korea defeated Kuwait 9-0 in the first match of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games men’s soccer group E at Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in Jinhua, China. Korea started the tournament in first place in its group.
The highly anticipated position in the starting lineup that day was frontline striker. Since this was a tournament in which a wild card striker had not joined for the first time in a long time, the key was who would be the starter in the first game, which was stressful. Coach Hwang Seon-hong’s choice, a former striker, was Cho Young-wook, who is showing off his hot scoring sense for his team, Gimcheon Sangmu.
Cho Young-wook was the only striker to play full time and lived up to Coach Hwang’s expectations. He created opportunities for other attackers through link-up play and did his duty as a striker by directly threatening the goal.
He contributed to Jung Woo-young’s opening goal, which took the lead. In the 3rd minute of the first half, Jung Woo-young delivered a pass and ran to the left side of the penalty box, and it was immediately sent back. The pass seemed to be cut off by the opposing defense, but Jung Woo-young pushed through and scored.
In the 19th minute of the first half, he hit the net with help from Jung Woo-young. Eom Won-sang’s shot hit the goal post and flew to Jung Woo-young. The ball went through Jung Woo-young’s head and headed to Cho Young-wook. Cho Young-wook, who trapped the ball in a good shooting position, scored with a powerful shot.
Jo Young-wook, who was also involved in Jung Woo-young’s second and third goals, ended up recording an assist in the 7th minute of the second half. He found Eom Won-sang penetrating through the defense and stabbed a through ball. Eom Won-sang’s shot passed the goalkeeper and entered the net, adding an assist from Cho Young-wook.
Cho Young-wook, who changed his position from the front line to the second line as other attackers were replaced, continued to challenge for additional scores and succeeded in scoring his second personal goal in the 29th minute of the second half. He received Jeong Ho-yeon’s forward pass, turned around with a smooth movement, and fired a shot. The shot passed between the goalkeeper’s legs and entered the goal.
Cho Young-wook, who played an important role in winning his first game, actually has a career as good as a wild card. This match was his 83rd appearance for his country. In particular, he has experience participating in major competitions such as the U20 World Cup, playing 79 games as a representative of his age group.
If Lee Kang-in, who is considered a key member of the national team, joins, better performance can be expected due to the synergy effect. Cho Young-wook and Lee Kang-in have previously worked together several times in the age group national team. They were on the field together at the 2019 FIFA U20 World Cup, where Jung Yong-ho achieved the legend of advancing to the finals, and they even scored together in the quarterfinal match against Senegal.