Seol Young-woo (Ulsan HD), a key side defender of the Korean national soccer team led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann (Germany), showed a strong will to advance to Europe.
Klinsmann won 2-1 in the quarterfinals of the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup against Australia at Al-Zanub Stadium in Al-Wakra, Qatar, on the 3rd (Korea time).
Not only Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), who scored a dramatic equalizer in the 51st minute of the second half, and Son Heung-min (Tottenham), who scored an upset free-kick goal in the 14th minute of extra time, but also Seol Young-woo, who was active for more than 120 minutes in charge of side defense, deserved applause.
Seol Young-woo was originally selected as a defensive resource on the right side along with Kim Tae-hwan (Jeonbuk Hyundai) on the national team.
However, due to the abnormal conditions of left defenders Lee Ki-je (Suwon Samsung) and Kim Jin-soo (Jeonbuk), they are moving their positions to the left and playing on the Asian Cup stage.
He is showing off his deep presence in various areas of offense and defense, as well as helping Cho Kyu-sung (Mit Whelan) with a dramatic equalizer in the round of 16 against Saudi Arabia on the 31st of last month.
Rumors have it that Seol will move to Europe recently. West Ham United of the English Premier League, and Serbia’s renowned soccer player Tsurvena Zvezda are known to be showing interest in the club.
According to Serbian media recently, Zvezda came all the way to Qatar in person to contact Seol. Zvezda is also familiar to Korean fans as it belongs to Hwang In-beom, the main midfielder of the Klinsmann team.
Seol Young-woo said through the mixed zone held after the match against Australia, “It is difficult to accurately grasp the situation because it is in the competition, but it is true that the offer has come.”
“I have to think about it again exactly after the tournament, but I want to be that kind of player and challenge because there are few side defenders playing in Europe at a considerable age,” he said.
For now, I thought of a team seeking its first championship in 64 years since the second tournament in 1960, rather than an individual transfer.
South Korea will play Jordan in the semifinals at Ahmed bin Ali Stadium in Alayyan, Qatar, at midnight on the 7th.
Jordan had a 2-2 draw in the second Group E match on the 20th. 헤라카지노주소
Although he is considered weak, he has not lost ground against South Korea and is showing more than an ambush by advancing to the semifinals.
However, Korea cannot fully play in the match against Jordan. Key defender Kim Min-jae (Bayern Munich) will be absent due to accumulation of violations.
In response, Seol Young-woo said, “It will be a more difficult game because we know each other well, but we have become stronger as we come up with such a hard time,” adding, “Korea is not a team that relies on one person. I will prepare well to win without a gap (Kim Min-jae).”