Kim Cheon Sangmu striker Jo Young-wook expressed his feelings about being included in the list of domestic training for the Asian Games. He also revealed his candid thoughts about his A team at the same time.
Cho Young-wook,메이저놀이터 who enlisted in January this year, is active as a key striker for Gimcheon. Mainly as a left-sided striker, he played in all 12 league games played by Kim Cheon, scoring 2 goals and 1 assist. He works with other strikers such as Kim Ji-hyun and Kim Min-jun, contributing to Seong Han-soo’s aggressive football.
Cho Young-wook, who is gradually improving his performance on the K-League 2 stage for the first time in his career, is ahead of the Hangzhou Asian Games in September this year. Originally, according to the Asian Games regulations, only players under the age of 23 can participate in men’s soccer. If you are outside the age range, you can only participate as a wild card. However, as this tournament was delayed by a year due to the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19), the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee adjusted the age range to 24 years old or younger.
This is good news for Jo Young-wook, who was born in 1999. He was named on the list of domestic training players for the men’s under-24 (U-24) national team announced on the 8th. The U-24 national team will train at Paju NFC from the 15th to the 17th. Cho Young-wook is expected to form the Asian Games offensive team along with Eom Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai), Um Ji-seong (Gwangju FC), Ko Jae-hyeon (Daegu FC), Song Min-gyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors), and Yang Hyun-jun (Gangwon FC).
Cho Young-wook, who joined the U-24 national team training, said, “I am grateful that coach Seon-Hong Hwang selected me,” and after a brief luck, “It is a short period of time, but I am convened to help in the direction the coach is pursuing and the direction of building the team. I intend to come,” he said.
Having played 76 games with only the national team by age group, he made his debut for the A national team in January of last year. He came on as a substitute in a friendly match against Moldova and scored his debut goal. So far, Cho Young-wook’s A national team career has been 4 matches and 1 goal. There are many outstanding strikers in the national team, but he is also one of the candidates. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann watched the match between Gimcheon and Ansan on the 3rd and observed the K League 2 players.
Cho Young-wook scored a goal in that game and took a picture of his eyes. In response to a question about the national team A, “(Before Ansan) I didn’t know coach Klinsman was here. I heard that he came after the game,” he said. “I think of national team A as a dream for all players, not just me. I always have greed,” he said. “But it is the manager’s right to select players. If I do my part, the director will look at me favorably, so I think a good opportunity will come.”