Reporter Park Ji-hyuk and Ahn Gyeong-nam = National football striker Cho Kyu-seong (25, Jeonbuk), who received offers from European clubs, expressed his desire to decide his future as soon as possible.
On the 12th, Kyu-seong Cho met with reporters at the 2023 K-League Winter Field Training Media Camp held at the clubhouse of Jeonbuk Hyundai in the professional soccer K League 1 in Bongdong-eup, Wanju-gun, Jeonbuk.
Cho Kyu-seong, who started at the 2022 Qatar World Cup, emerged as a surprise star by scoring two goals with a header in the second group match against Ghana.
After the World Cup, love calls from multiple clubs in Europe poured in, and recently, according to Fabrizio Romano, an Italian football transfer expert, there have been official recruitment offers from three clubs: Celtic (Scotland), Minnesota United (USA), and Mainz (Germany). is known to have received
Cho Kyu-seong, who said he would do his best in the given position, said, “I haven’t decided whether to play in the K-League or overseas.” I’m thinking about it. I’m communicating with director Park Ji-sung, director Kim Sang-shik, and my agent.”
“Director Ji-Sung Park respects my choice. So I am grateful,” he added.
He emphasized, “Any player will want to leave immediately when a good opportunity comes.” .
When asked what kind of conversation he had with Jeonbuk coach Kim Sang-sik, he said, “The coach has similar thoughts with director Park Ji-sung.”
Cho Kyu-seong is interested in Mainz, a team he belongs to, Jeonbuk senior and national teammate Lee Jae-sung.
He said, “(Lee) Jae-sung hyung keeps in touch. Jae-sung hyung also speaks in a blunt way. Because he plays for Mainz, he talks about how much the club wants him. Thank you very much.”
Cho Kyu-seong also sought advice from Jeonbuk colleagues who had been to Europe.
He said, “Each person has a different opinion. I talked to Hong Jeong-ho, Dong-jun Lee, Seung-ho Baek, and Jin-soo Kim. Some say it’s better to leave now, while others say it’s better to go later. In the end, I think I’ll have to choose.”
Baek Seung-ho, who was present at the press conference, supported Kyu-sung Cho’s trip to Europe, saying, “It’s right to go when you want, regardless of winter or summer.” Baek Seung-ho is from FC Barcelona Youth in Spain and has experience playing in Girona (Spain) and Darmstadt (Germany).
Regarding the criteria for selecting a club in Europe, “We are considering everything. In the winter, the existing players are already preparing, and I have to build a body. I am worried about how competitive I will be at this time. Europe is cold, so I worry about how long they will wait.” said.
The ransom price of Cho Kyu-seong, which used to be around 3 billion won, recently rose to nearly 7 billion won. 바카라
He said, “The transfer fee is important. But apart from that, how much you want me is important.”
Regarding his preferred league, he said, “All players will want to go to the English Premier League (EPL).
Cho Kyu-sung said he wanted to make a decision on going to Europe as soon as possible. He said, “If you go to Europe, you need time to prepare there. And if you stay here, you have to prepare well as well. I think it’s good to be as fast as possible.”
Cho Kyu-seong, who experienced the Qatar World Cup round of 16 in Bentu, also shared his thoughts on the controversial issue of Room 2701.
He said, “I didn’t see the statement from the Korea Football Association. I think personal trainers are good. Rather than saying that players have their side and that their bodies are their life, it’s essential to have at least one person who knows their bodies well. I think it will be helpful if there is one,” he said. “We need people who know the players and can communicate with them.”
Regarding the next national team commander, “Many people doubted Bento’s philosophy, but he showed it with good results. I don’t know if he will be selected for the national team again or not, but it would be nice if he had such a philosophy and his own style was firm.” Lastly, regarding what he wants to improve in the new season, he said, “There are too many. As I showed at the World Cup, I think I need to develop my ability to compete in the air or own the ball. This is my strength, so I need to think carefully about the coach and team who want it.”
He then added, “It’s an honor to be with such a coach, and I think it’ll be fun to get to know his style. In the future, whether or not he’s selected, it would be better to work with a director who has a solid (style).”