“(This) mighty man said he could come slowly, but that’s nonsense. We have to come fast.
Asian Games striker Cho Young-wook (Gimcheon Commerce) started and scored two goals in Korea’s 9-0 win over Kuwait in their Group E match at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the Jinhua Sports Center in Jinhua, Zhejiang province, China, on Sept. 19. It was a day of action.
Deployed up front on the day, Cho was constantly on the move and looking for opportunities, sometimes up front and sometimes dropping to the second line to receive the ball. He often switched positions with the second line resources to confuse the Kuwaiti defense. “The stadium is a bit far away from Hangzhou, in a small city called Jinhua. We didn’t expect a big crowd. It was a great feeling as a player and as a citizen to see the flag all over the stadium, and I think it definitely encouraged the players and helped us get a good result.”
Cho Young-wook scored two goals, but the chances kept coming, and he was unable to complete his hat trick. However, he came close to his goal of three in the first game. “I think I should have scored one more goal,” said Cho, who scratched his head, “but I think I left one on the table. I set a goal of three goals, but I haven’t scored three goals yet. I’ll try to score three goals and then set another goal.”
The national team will play their second group game against Thailand on Nov. 21. On the evening of the 21st, preparations for the second leg will be in full swing. Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain) joins the squad. Lee is the heart and ace of the team. Young-wook Cho received a text from Lee after the game. “I got a text from (Lee). He said, ‘Can you go a little slower,’ which is ridiculous. I have to tell him to come quickly,” he said, eagerly hoping for Lee’s early arrival.
It was a promising start, but it was only one match. The aftermath of a big win can be “poison. “The coach told us to be confident, but to forget about everything else and prepare again,” Cho said. The players agree with that. I said the same thing when I came out of the locker room right now. We will play as well as we did against Kuwait in the remaining matches 스포츠토토.”