Cho Young-wook made a remarkable contribution to winning 2-1 against Japan in the semifinals of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games at Huanglong Sports Center in Hangzhou, China on the 7th.
Jo Young-wook, who played as a front-line striker, struggled with Japan’s strong pressure. But he didn’t miss the opportunity that came his way. In the 11th minute of the second half when the Japanese defender failed to clear properly, he scored without losing his concentration at the gate.
Cho Young-wook has effectively established himself as a front-line striker in this tournament. There are frontline strikers Park Jae-yong (Jeonbuk Hyundai) and Ahn Jae-joon (Bucheon FC), but Cho Young-wook was the main striker. Although he was not a target striker, he created synergy with second-line resources through linked plays. I went back and forth between starters and replacements, and I did my part enough in the front line.
Hwang Sun-hong-ho was evaluated as the “weakest” offensive team ever in this tournament, and Cho Young-wook is a resource that made it clean. Cho Young-wook is stuck in the national team by age. He played 85 games as a representative of each age until the final. This tournament is the last time for the national team by age. The “beauty of the species” has come to an end. 안전놀이터
There was a similar case with Cho Young-wook five years ago. It is Hwang In-beom (Turbena Zvezda). Hwang In-beom, who played an active role as a main midfielder in the tournament at the time, was also a soldier. He was serving in Mugunghwa, Asan, and he enjoyed the joy of being discharged early as a soldier.
Moreover, Cho Young-wook was promoted from private to corporal as of the 1st. Cho Young-wook was even discharged early as a “sick man.” Instead of being promoted to sergeant, he returns to civilian status.