“I wish I could have tried the military,” joked Cho Kyu-sung, referring to his teammate Lee Han-beom (Meatwillan) and other athletes who won gold at the Hangzhou Asian Games.” I’ve been in the military,” Cho said at a press conference ahead of the national team’s training at the National Training Center (NFC) in Paju on Tuesday afternoon, “and it would have been nice for them to experience it, but they came back with another gold medal so proudly .”Chung Woo-young (Stuttgart), Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) and 22 others won gold at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games under Hwang’s guidance.
The athletes, who had “military issues” on their minds, were rewarded with the ultimate prize: military service benefits for winning a gold medal at the Games. They must undergo basic military training and complete 544 hours of service while competing in their sport for 34 months. “I think it’s just a ‘field trip’ for about a month,” laughed Cho Kyu-sung, who spent his military career in the Gimcheon Sangmu, a national army sports unit.Cho, who moved to Danish professional soccer club Mittwillan this summer, now has to deal with long travel times and the fatigue that comes with them whenever the national team’s training sessions are held in Korea.
“It’s the first time I’ve had to deal with jet lag, and it’s hard. I’m still sleeping a bit, but I realize how great my overseas brothers are. “Looking 스포츠토토존 back on his move to Mittwilan as a “100% good decision,” Cho said, “Many people say it’s a shame that it’s the Danish league, but I don’t regret it at all. I think it’s a step-by-step process,” he said. “The Danish League also demands a lot of physicality, and I think I adapted well because it’s similar to the K League in that regard,” he said.” For me, the big five leagues (England, France, Italy, Germany, and Spain) are ‘where I want to go’. I’ve been dreaming about it all my life,” he said, adding, “Without motivation, there’s no reason to play soccer.”
Now, Cho Kyu-sung is in charge of the “front line” of the Klinsmann .Jürgen Klinsmann’s men will face Tunisia in a friendly at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Sept. 13 at 8 p.m., followed by Vietnam at Suwon World Cup Stadium four days later on Sept. 17 at 8 p.m .Cho Kyu-sung, who became a “rising star” after scoring two goals on headers alone against Ghana in the group stage of last year’s World Cup in Qatar, has been used as a frontline striker since Klinsmann’s arrival.
“He asks for a lot of physicality from me, and I think I’m different from other players in that regard,” Cho said. “I need to fight harder and protect the ball. That’s the coach’s order,” he said. “He manages the squad really well. The best thing about it is that I can go into the game at 100 percent .”Despite his importance to Klinsmann, Cho Kyu-sung doesn’t see himself as a “lock” for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup squad next January. “I’m not a ‘lock’ for the national team.