The plate was properly laid. The return of Hwang Ui-jo (31, FC Seoul) and the remaining Cho Kyu-seong (25, Jeonbuk Hyundai), the pride battle between the two national strikers is expected to heat up the K-League 1 in the 2023 season.메이저놀이터
At the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the fates of the two strikers were mixed. Hwang Ui-jo, who was an immovable Bentoho striker, went downhill after transferring to the Greek League. The aftermath extended to the World Cup. Hwang Eui-jo, who missed a golden opportunity in the first match against Uruguay, disappeared from the starting list. The spot was filled by ‘Hit Product’ Cho Kyu-seong. The 2022 K League 1 scorer, Cho Gyu-seong, drew attention with his handsome appearance, and then scored the first multi-goal in Korean soccer World Cup history in the second match against Ghana. Cho Kyu-seong later took charge of Bento’s forefront and helped advance to the round of 16 for the first time in 12 years. Cho Kyu-seong instantly emerged as one of the best stars in Korean football.
This winter, the airflow has changed once again. While Hwang Eui-jo lost his place in his team, Cho Kyu-seong promoted a trip to Europe amid interest from many teams. The conclusion was the K-League. Hwang Eui-jo thought about entering the United States, and suddenly chose to return to the K-League. Cho Kyu-seong repeatedly played Django in offers from Celtic and Mainz, and chose to stay in Jeonbuk. That’s how the two national strikers clash on the K-League stage this season. Hwang Ui-jo and Cho Kyu-seong, who have been competing for the starting lineup in Bentoho for the past two years, collide for the first time in the K-League.
The battle of pride between the two players is one of the best box office cards in the K-League this season. They are two players with good looks, skills, and star qualities. Hwang Eui-jo is returning to the K-League in six years after leaving Seongnam FC in 2017 and moving to Gamba Osaka in Japan. Among the overseas players who recently returned to the K-League, he is a ‘big player’. Although he has suffered for the past few months due to transfers and failure to adapt, he is a ‘proven’ star who has scored 29 goals in Europe alone. Cho Kyu-seong, who is called ‘a man torn from comics’, needs no explanation. The K-League has high expectations on how much success Cho Kyu-seong, who has emerged as a national star after the World Cup, will make. He has also grown considerably in terms of his skills.
For Hwang Ui-jo and Cho Kyu-seong, the first half report card is important. Because of ‘Europe’. Hwang Eui-jo signed a short-term contract with Seoul. It means that he will definitely improve his condition before returning to Europe. He can make an impact on his original team (EPL Nottingham) only when he runs the scorer again. Cho Kyu-seong, who is pursuing a summer transfer to Europe, must also prove that his World Cup performance is not sparkling. Here, he must also appeal to the newly appointed national team coach. The weight was focused on Cho Kyu-sung through the last World Cup, but if Hwang Ui-jo shows a good performance in the K-League, the situation may change again. It doesn’t seem like it will be long, so this is the reason why we should pay attention to the K-League this season, a more special confrontation between two national goalkeepers.