Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon)’s decade-long career as a national age-group soccer player has come to an end .After playing 85 games for the national team, he will be competing in his final tournament at the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou. He scored the game-winning goal in the 11th minute of the men’s soccer final against Japan on Sunday at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, to complete a 2-1 comeback. The goal secured South Korea’s third consecutive gold medal in men’s soccer, and it was a moment he will never forget as he stood tall as a hero in his final tournament and final game with the age-group national team. “I think today’s game will be my most memorable (as an age group representative),” he told reporters in the joint press area after the game, adding that he was “overwhelmed.”
“It’s always exciting to hear the national anthem before the game, but when the national anthem is played while our players are standing on the highest part of the podium, there’s nothing like it,” he said, “It’s a great feeling as a player, and there’s nothing like it.” Cho has been representing Korea at the age group level for 10 years, starting with the U-14 team at the Nanjing Asian Youth Games in August 2013.He went on to represent the U-20 and U-23 national teams, and when the Asian Games were postponed by a year, he was given the opportunity to play for his age group at the age of 24.Now, there is no age group representation in front of him. Only the A team, which competes across all age groups, remains. “It feels good to finish so well,” said Cho. Coach Hwang Sun-hong has put a lot of faith in me and it’s nice to be able to repay him at the end. “Cho showed his unwavering faith in Hwang, who coached him through his final age-group competition.
“Before the game against Japan, the most 카지노사이트 common thing I heard was ‘don’t doubt’,” he said. “He told me a lot that if we do what we do, we will win. “I believed that, and so did my teammates, so we didn’t have any doubts about our performance .On conceding a goal just two minutes into the game, he said, “I didn’t think ‘we’re in trouble’ at all. I thought we could win if we played a little more calmly,” he says. “Everyone was on the same page. “Everyone was on the same page. I was thinking more about what I had to do for the team. “Jo Young-wook, who joined the K League Two Gimcheon Sangmu this year for military service, will be discharged early as a benefit of his gold medal victory .After scoring the game-winning goal, he performed the colossus salute, and when he received the gold medal at the awards ceremony, he performed another colossus salute.
“I haven’t reported for discharge, so I’m still a soldier. I think I did what I had to do,” he said proudly .There is one way for Cho to make the age-group team .Hwang is back in charge of the U-23 team, which will prepare for the 2024 U-23 Asian Cup and the Paris Olympics. All it takes is a ‘wild card’ selection. When asked if he would go to Paris if Hwang asked him to go with him, Cho burst out laughing. “I really, really don’t think he will…” he said, “but I would be very grateful if I had the opportunity to do so with the Korean flag.”