Asian Games gold medalist Seol Young-woo, 24, has vowed to continue his success.
카지노The South Korean national football team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, convened at the Paju National Training Center (NFC) on Monday for two October A matches. South Korea will take on Tunisia at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Oct. 13 before facing Vietnam at the Suwon World Cup Stadium on Oct. 17.
The October roster (24 players in total) includes overseas players such as Son Heung-min, Kim Min-jae, and Hwang Hee-chan, as well as Asian Games gold medalists Seol Young-woo, Jung Woo-young, Lee Kang-in, and Hong Hyun-seok.
After joining the Paju NFC, Seol Young-woo stood in front of the press with a smile on his face. When asked if he had brought his gold medal with him, he said, “I had a lot of luggage at the airport, so I couldn’t send it home with me.” He added, “(Lee) Kang-in said he didn’t bring it, and only (Jung) Woo-young put it in his pocket, but I asked him, ‘Why did you bring it? “I don’t think anyone else brought it except Woo-young,” he laughed.
When asked about her share of the gold medal, she was modest, saying, “It’s not just ‘5%’.” “I didn’t do much except participate,” he said.
Seol was rushed to compete at the Asian Games after playing two A matches against Europe in September. “It’s hard because I’m getting older,” he said, “but the national team is not a fixed position, so I want to keep coming back for a long time.”
Seol Young-woo. /Photo=Korea Football Association
Now it’s Seol’s turn to prove himself in the A team. “Both the Asian Games and the national team are very competitive,” he says. Moreover, the A team has no age limit. You have to win to move up. I want to be a starter,” he said.
He also criticized himself for still having more shortcomings than advantages. “I’m younger than my older brothers, so I have the advantage of playing a lot. I also have good recovery. I don’t think I have anything else, especially since I lack experience, so I will learn a lot from my seniors,” he said. “In Ulsan, we play a lot of offensive moves, but our defense is our weakness in the A team, so we need to improve it,” he added.
When asked about the news that Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo was upset that he hadn’t heard from him after winning the gold medal, he laughed: “I didn’t call him on the day, but I saw the article and knew he was upset, so I called him right from the airport. He congratulated me a lot and I don’t think he was upset.”
After winning the gold medal, Seol received a huge benefit: exemption from military service. “Every athlete has a problem with military service,” he said. Now that it’s resolved, I think good opportunities will come my way. I will focus on my team and the Asian Champions League (ACL),” he emphasized.
When asked how much his Asian Games gold medal has increased his worth, his modest demeanor fades and he laughs: “I think it’s around 10 billion, but I’ll win better medals in the future. I’ll do my best whenever I get the chance with the national team.”