Hwang Sun-hong’s Jung Woo-young (24, Stuttgart), who returned to gold through Incheon International Airport on the evening of the 8th, once again expressed his gratitude to the coach and his colleagues for being the top scorer (8 goals) in men’s soccer at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games.
It is the fourth time that a South Korean player has become the top scorer at the Asian Games after Seo Jung-won (4 goals), Hwang Sun-hong (11 goals) in 1994, and Hwang Ui-jo (9 goals) in 2018.
“It was a good experience to win and become the top scorer,” Jung Woo-young said in an individual interview after the official welcoming ceremony.
South Korea was dragged to Japan in the final on the 7th, giving up the first goal two minutes after the start of the game, but Jung Woo-young’s header goal in the 27th minute of the first half led to a thrilling 2-1 come-from-behind victory with a goal by Cho Young-wook (24, Kim Chun-sangmu).
Regarding the loss, Jung Woo-young looked back, “I think it was my first time eating the first goal, and there were some difficult parts, but I was able to win because I had a strong belief that the players could do it together.”
On the most memorable goal, he said, “It’s the final goal. I was desperate, too, and I felt desperate for all the players. I really wanted to score a goal to cheer these players up,” he said.
Regarding receiving military service benefits for the Asian Games gold medal, Jung Woo-young said, “I didn’t think much about it. I was just so happy to win the gold medal. I went to Hangzhou after seeing this one. The military exemption had little thought. I feel good,” he replied.
Jung Woo-young, who is scheduled to join Klinsmann’s team and play a warm-up match, said, “Even when I go to the A national team, I will try to compete with all the players, show good performance, and play many games.”
Some asked if he scored a lot of goals because he was the same number 7 as Son Heung-min at the Asian Games. 스포츠토토
In response, Jung Woo-young replied, “The weight of No. 7 was burdensome, but on the other hand, I was able to play well because I was encouraged and encouraged.”
He then said, “It is impossible for (Son) Heung-min to play 7 times (in the A national team) as long as he has an older brother.
Regarding the fact that the national team players enjoyed the winning party in the locker room after the gold medal was confirmed, Jung Woo-young said, “(Song) Min-gyu (24, Jeonbuk Hyundai) danced the hardest. After that, I think I danced a lot.”