Cho Kyu-sung, 25, a striker for professional soccer’s Jeonbuk Hyundai, led the K League 1 in scoring with 17 goals in the 2022 season. He was named to the national team for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and emerged as a “star” after scoring a “multi-goaler” against Ghana. He stayed with Jeonbuk for the 2023 season instead of going overseas and helped drive the K League’s box office. There were high expectations for Cho Kyu-sung and Jeonbuk ahead of the new season. But when the lid was lifted, Cho and his team struggled. Jeonbuk started the season in the bottom half of the table with a string of unexpected losses, and Cho went on a goal-less streak.
The sluggish Cho Kyu-sung is waking up. Suddenly, Jeonbuk is also looking toward the top of the table. He scored a multi-goal performance in the away match against Gangwon FC in the 18th round of the K League 1 in Chuncheon on April 11, leading the team to a 2-1 victory. Cho scored with his foot after breaking the offside line in the 13th minute of the second half when the team was down 0-1, and then added a second goal with his trademark header in the 32nd minute. Thanks to Cho Kyu-sung’s fourth goal of the league, acting coach Kim Doo-hyun was able to secure a victory in his final game. Jeonbuk will be led by Romanian coach Dan Petrescu from now on.
Cho Kyu-sung played full-time in the first six matches of the season, but his performance fell short of expectations as he only managed to create four effective shots. He was also sidelined with an injury. Jeonbuk also hovered around the bottom of the table. After losing just seven games last season, Jeonbuk had already suffered seven defeats. However, with Cho Kyu-sung returning to form, Jeonbuk enjoyed their first three-game winning streak of the season. With 27 points (22 points – goals), Jeonbuk leapfrogged Daegu FC (27-22 points – goal difference +1) into fifth place on goal difference.메이저사이트
National team coach Jürgen Klinsmann, who declared “attacking football” as Cho Kyu-sung opened up the scoring, is smiling. Cho had struggled in the previous A match. However, Klinsmann showed his unwavering faith by selecting Cho. Klinsmann’s men will play two A matches against Peru in Busan on the 16th and El Salvador in Daejeon on the 20th.