Will Cho Kyu-sung overcome Denmark and enter the big league? Italian Serie A clubs may be interested in Cho Kyu-sung.
Italian media ‘Calcioline’ reported on the 18th (Korean time), “Cho Kyu-sung took his first steps on the European stage at Midtjylland. He is a talent who can play as a front-line forward and winger. He has a contract with Midtjylland until 2028, but the transfer fee is 5 million euros. “It will be around 7 billion won. There is a possibility of a transfer,” he announced.
Cho Gyu-seong joined FC Anyang in 2019 and wore the Jeonbuk Hyundai uniform in 2020. He competed for a starting role in a team competing to win the K-League and took the leap to Gimcheon Sangmu, where he caught the eye of coach Paulo Bento and was selected to the final roster for the Qatar World Cup.
Although there was built-in striker Hwang Ui-jo, he showed 100% of his strengths in the World Cup finals. He showed excellent chemistry with Lee Kang-in and surprised the world by scoring in the group stage. After returning from the World Cup, he was linked to major teams such as Mainz and Celtic, but decided to stay in Jeonbuk.
This is because I judged that my physical condition was not improving. In fact, he experienced ups and downs due to injuries at the beginning of the 2023 season. Due to the team’s slump, my body did not improve properly. Cho Kyu-seong, who focused on recovering his condition, gradually improved his performance ahead of the national team call-up in June. However, in the summer transfer market held after the Qatar World Cup, more valuable teams appeared less often than in the winter.
England teams Watford and Leicester City were linked, but their interest was limited. Meanwhile, Mittjylland strongly wanted Jo Gyu-seong. The season started earlier than the top five European leagues, and the UEFA Europa Conference League qualifiers had to be held, so we immediately decided to use our strength. The contact details, including the club and transfer fee, were also aligned, so it proceeded smoothly.
Cho Kyu-sung decided to take on the challenge of Midtjylland, which he sincerely wanted compared to the England team. Jeonbuk Hyundai said through the club’s official channel, “Cho Kyu-seong has completed his stay with Jeonbuk Hyundai. I hope that he will continue to follow his own path wherever he goes, and I hope that he will always be resolute in the face of any challenge with the experience and memories he has accumulated here.” “I was really grateful,” he announced.
Cho Gyu-seong scored his 5th league goal in the match against FC Seoul in the 21st round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023 held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium just before his transfer to Midtjylland. Jeonbuk won with goals from Cho Kyu-sung and Hapa Silva, earning three points.
After the game, Cho Gyu-seong said, “I wanted to win every game, but today I wanted to greet the fans with a smile. I’m happy that I even scored a goal.” Regarding his trip to Midtjylland (Denmark), he said, “It’s hard to say because it’s not definitely confirmed.” .
Although he received offers from major teams such as Mainz in the winter, he stayed in Jeonbuk and aimed to make a leap forward. Cho Gyu-seong said, “I have no regrets about my choice. No matter what choice you make, you won’t regret it. I also take responsibility. He replied, “I have a rebellious temperament, so I think I am moving in the direction I want to choose.”
At a meeting just before leaving for Midtjylland, he said, “English has been working steadily since the end of the winter transfer window. He doesn’t speak well, but he can communicate with foreign players. need to learn more “If it doesn’t work out, you can solve it with body language,” he said, showing his determination to take on the challenge of Europe.
Midtjylland announced the recruitment of Cho Kyu-seong on the club’s official website on the 11th. According to European transfer market expert Fabrizio Romano, a transfer fee of 2.6 million pounds (approximately 4.3 billion won) was paid to recruit Cho Kyu-sung, and a five-year contract was signed until 2028.
In an interview after joining Midtjylland, he said, “I had opportunities to join other European clubs, but I think this is the perfect one. Midtjylland made the strongest appeal that they needed me. So I chose here. I think it was the right decision.” He pledged to prove himself on the European stage.
He continued, “I interacted with many foreign players in the K-League. I study English every day to communicate with my colleagues. I am sociable and outgoing. I want to get closer as soon as possible. I am ready to face the changes that will come to me.” .
Cho Kyu-sung rose to stardom at last year’s Qatar World Cup. “He had a lot of support through the World Cup,” he said, but it didn’t matter much. He showed his determination, saying, “The World Cup is over. Now I have to do my best on the training ground and stadium. This is the biggest motivation for me. I want to show that Korean players can prove themselves in Europe.”
Mittjylland Svend Gravensen’s general manager also said, “I have been tracking Cho Kyu-sung for over a year. After the Qatar World Cup, many European teams were attracted to Cho Kyu-sung. Cho Kyu-sung is a perfect striker. He is technically strong and good at finishing with his head and feet.” “He wants to prove himself in Europe,” he said, trusting Cho Kyu-sung.
Kyu-Sung Cho has been impressive from his first day since entering the United States. He proved the same strengths he showed in Jeonbuk in Europe. He was a starter against Silkeborg in the second round of the 2023-24 Danish Superliga held at the MCH Arena in Herning, Denmark last July. He was at the forefront of the Silkeborg match and led the attack on Midtjylland. He played an important role in the team’s attack, including linking up at the front and온라인바카라 possessing the ball. He harassed his opponents by pressing forward with his prolific activity level, which was his advantage. When an opportunity was found, the team continued to penetrate and aimed at the Silkeborg goal.
From the beginning of the first half, Cho Gyu-seong’s performance stood out. In the 14th minute of the first half on a counterattack, Cho Kyu-sung gave the ball to Lee Saxen, who was penetrating, and while Lee Saxen was changing direction, he induced a foul and a penalty kick was declared. However, Isaacson, who was standing in front of the penalty spot as a kicker, failed to score as his shot went up in the air.
The game was briefly suspended in the first half due to heavy rain. The game that resumed later was given 23 minutes of extra time. In the 67th minute of the first half, Cho Gyu-seong received a pass from Olsson, broke the offside line, penetrated, and calmly pushed in with his right foot.
He showed great activity in the second half and took advantage of his opportunities. There was a figure who came down to the halfway line and helped the entire team build up. He was solidifying his position as a starting player by influencing the entire Midtjylland attack. Midtjylland attempted a change by bringing in Cho Gyu-seong in the 29th minute of the second half. Even though Midtjylland did not have Cho Kyu-seong, they maintained their lead in the first half and succeeded in securing two consecutive wins and three points in the opening game.
According to soccer statistics company ‘Foot Mob’ after the game, the game received a rating of 8.0. He received the highest rating among both teams and was selected as Man of the Match (MOM) against Silkeborg. Lee Sakssen, a partner who played with Cho Kyu-sung, received a rating of 7.1. The player who followed Cho Gyu-seong was central defender Junior (7.9 points).
The same was true for the Korean national team. Although I was not in 100% condition after the Qatar World Cup, I gradually improved my confidence and physical condition. He showed light movement in a friendly match held in Europe in September and scored the winning goal with a header in the match against Saudi Abaria.
The Korean national team reported its first win in six games thanks to a goal by Cho Gyu-seong. There was an uproar due to director Jürgen Klinsmann’s ‘foreign travel controversy’, but Cho Gyu-sung succeeded in changing the atmosphere. As his form is good, he is expected to continue playing as Coach Klinsmann’s starting striker and aim for the Asian Cup.