The highlight of the K-League transfer market this winter was the national goal scorers. In this process, the two strikers who participated in the 2022 Qatar World Cup came together on the stage of the 2023 K League 1 (Part 1). Cho Kyu-seong (25, Jeonbuk Hyundai), who was passionately courted by Mainz 05 (Germany), decided to stay, and Hwang Ui-jo (31), who had failed to adapt to Olympiacos (Greece), which he had rented through Nottingham Forest (England), wore the FC Seoul uniform. while wearing
However, there is not enough time to compete in the K-League. Around July, there is a high possibility that they will head to the European stage side by side. Cho Kyu-sung plans to resume overseas expansion during the summer transfer window, and Hwang Ui-jo also signed a short-term contract until the first half of the year on the premise of returning to Europe.
Nevertheless, the situation where the best killers in Korean football are on one stage, even for a short period of time, is a great boon for the K-League, which wants a ‘boom-up’. They may not be the only reason, but the increase in K-League crowds for the new season is very impressive. In the case of K League 1, which was visited by 162,865 people until the second round (total of 12 games), it increased by 11.3% compared to the same period in the 2019 season before the novel coronavirus infection (Corona 19) pandemic.
However, their performance fell short of expectations. Perhaps because of the excessive interest in the surroundings and the strong check of the opponent’s defense, Cho Kyu-seong only managed to score one goal with a penalty kick (PK), while Hwang Eui-jo is still silent.
Cho Kyu-seong, who was silent in the season opener against Ulsan Hyundai (1-2 Jeonbuk loss), scored a PK goal in the 9th minute of the first half of the 2nd round home game (1-1 draw) against Suwon Samsung at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 5th, but his performance was poor. It wasn’t smooth. His body movements are so clumsy that coach Kim Sang-sik and coaching staff urge him to “relax a bit.” I am well aware of this, but it is not something that can be resolved right away. 메이저사이트
Hwang Ui-jo is more regrettable. Since I joined Seoul during the 2022-2023 season, my condition is not bad, but I have not been able to find a perfect sense of the game. The long gap in practice is not being filled as easily as one might think. Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo continues to support him, saying, “I play a lot of roles as a member of the team and as a striker representing Korea.”
There is another reason why they desperately need to recover their bone sense. Head coach Jürgen Klinsmann (Germany), who was appointed as the new national team coach, is starting his inauguration press conference on the 9th and taking full-fledged steps. To do so, it is necessary to show a different side from the 3rd round of the K-League 1.