‘Son Heung-min, get out of my body!’ The man who turned into a ‘scoring monster’ after wearing number 7, “I feel like I’m going to kick in”
The player who contributed the most in terms of scoring to Hwang Seon-hong reaching the finals of the Asian Games without any difficulties was none other than Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart).
In the semifinals of the Hangzhou Asian Games against Uzbekistan held at the Huanglong Sports Center Stadium in Hangzhou, Zhejiang, China on the 4th, Jung Woo-young scored the opening goal in the 5th minute of the first half and the winning goal in the 38th minute of the first half, giving Korea a 2-1 victory. Jeong Woo-young calmly pushed in a cross from his ‘soul partner’ Eom Won-sang (Ulsan) in front of the goal, and cleverly scored the winning goal in the 38th minute by taking advantage of a gap in the opponent’s goal when the Uzbekistan defender was defending with his body instead of clearing the ball. I caught it.
Jung Woo-young, who got off to a good start by scoring a hat trick in the first game of the group stage against Kuwait, played 342 minutes in 6 games until the semifinals and scored 7 goals, the most among all players. An average of 1 goal per 49 minutes. His scoring pace is reminiscent of Lionel Messi (Inter Miami), Cristiano Ronaldo (Al-Nasr) in his prime, and currently Erling Holland (Man City).
Jung Woo-young, whom we met after the game against Uzbekistan, said, “I feel like if I kick (the ball), I will score (a goal). I don’t think about it much, but my confidence that I can score a goal has increased a lot,” and revealed that his sense of scoring has improved. There was no need to hide it.
The only thing that changed while preparing for this tournament was that the team in the German Bundesliga changed from Freiburg to Stuttgart. However, ‘Stuttgart No. 10’ Jung Woo-young has yet to score a goal in 4 games for his new team.스포츠토토
I think the power that changed Jung Woo-young from just a ‘fast winger’ to a ‘monster goal scorer’ was the ‘new uniform number’ assigned to him by Hwang Seon-hong. Jung Woo-young is traveling around Hangzhou wearing the number 7, the uniform number of captain Son Heung-min (Tottenham), on the national team.
After his hat-trick in his first game, Jung Woo-young said of his jersey number 7, “It’s an honor because it’s Heung-min’s older brother’s number, but it’s also a burden.” However, although he feels burdened, he is well able to bear the weight of number 7, which has become the ‘symbol of ace’. He scored multiple goals in three games, including the game against Kuwait, the round of 16 against Kyrgyzstan, and the semifinal against Uzbekistan, and he scored five of a total of seven goals in the first half, allowing coach Hwang Sun-hong to manage his squad more leisurely in the second half. .
Jung Woo-young’s ‘crazy performance’ is similar to Hwang Ui-jo (Norwich) five years ago. Hwang Ui-jo scored 9 goals at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Games, contributing greatly to Kim Hak-beom’s gold medal win. When asked about the record of top scorer Hwang Ui-jo, Jung Woo-young said, “It would be nice to add more, but no matter who adds, I hope the team wins.” When he was told that he would score 10 goals if he scored another hat trick, he smiled and said, “I will try.”
Korea is just one step away from winning the gold medal. On the 7th, they will compete for the gold medal with their traditional rival, Japan. Jung Woo-young pledged, “All the players came here after watching just that one game. Everyone has a strong will. I will definitely show you a good game.”