Build-up or save… Will there be a chance for Cho Hyun-woo, who has not been able to play for 8 months?

March 28, 2023 0 Comments

Will Jo Hyeon-woo (32, Ulsan Hyundai), who is considered the best goalkeeper in professional soccer K-League 1, protect the goal with the Taegeuk mark after a long time? To solidify his place in the national team, he needs to leave a strong impression on coach Jürgen Klinsmann (59). 

Head coach Klinsman, who made his debut against Colombia on the 24th, left the goal to Kim Seung-gyu (33, Al Shabab). Except for Jung Woo-young (Freiburg) starting, Lee Jae-seong (Mainz) placed on the right, and Son Heung-min (Tottenham) free-role, the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and the composition of the Best 11 did not change much. 

Kim Seung-kyu, who kept the No. 1 position ever since taking over as former manager Paulo Bento, was dropped as the goalkeeper for Klins Manho’s debut. Kim Seung-gyu, whose strong point is stable build-up, showed off his accurate passing ability in the match against Colombia. When his opponent presses hard, it was impressive to help him with a quick attack by stabbing him long into the center. According to sofa score, a football statistics media, Kim Seung-kyu delivered 18 out of 21 passes accurately in front of his teammate’s feet throughout 90 minutes, boasting a high success rate of 86%. 

However, there is a voice saying ‘It was regrettable’ when it came to his save. Korea, which finished the first half without a major crisis, collapsed by conceding two goals in the early part of the second half. The defense team’s mistake of cutting off the ball before conceding stood out, but Kim Seung-gyu also failed to respond to the opponent’s shot. 

Colombia had only two shots on target throughout the 90 minutes, all of which broke the Korean net. Of course, considering that both goals were one-touch shots from the door, it was not easy for any goalkeeper to react. However, there is an opinion that the result could have been different if Cho Hyeon-woo, who has excellent saving ability, had kept the goal. 

There is a good chance that Cho Hyun-woo, who has not been able to play for the national team recently, will receive a chance in the face-to-face match against Uruguay. It’s unknown what type of goalkeeper Klinsman prefers, but he’s avowed to give as many players as possible a chance to play. Coach Klinsman, who finished the match against Colombia, said, “I know the strengths and tendencies of all players. He can see a lot through the game. It would be nice if all 25 people (selected) were appointed, but it will take time. I want to get to know the players through the remaining games.” 

Cho Hyun-woo, who made his A-match debut in a friendly against Serbia in November 2017, caught the public eye with an outstanding save. In the 2018 Russia World Cup, led by former coach Shin Tae-yong, he kept the goal in all three group stage games. In particular, in the 3rd match against Germany, he solidified his position as the main goalkeeper by playing a ‘life saving’. 메이저사이트

However, as former coach Bento, who pursues a build-up, led the national soccer team, Kim Seung-gyu was firmly established as the main gatekeeper. Cho Hyun-woo got a chance to play in the Bento coach system, but Kim Seung-gyu wore goalkeeper gloves every time in an important game. 

Exactly eight months ago, on July 27 last year, the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) E-1 Championship Korea-Japan match (0-3 loss) was the last game in which Jo Hyun-woo played wearing the Taegeuk mark. Attention is focusing on whether coach Klinsman, who is struggling to become the main goalkeeper, will entrust Jo Hyun-woo with goalkeeper gloves in the match against Uruguay on the 28th.

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