“A good defense in the quarterfinals, too.” Without Cho Hyun-woo, there would have been no Korean 4th intensity!

February 3, 2024 | by

Thanks to Cho Hyun-woo (33, Ulsan HD)’s good defense, Korea was able to come from behind to win. It is no exaggeration to say that he attached an oxygen respirator to the Klinsmann just before he collapsed.

The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jürgen Klinsmann, beat Australia 2-1 when Son Heung-min scored the finishing goal after extra time in the quarterfinals of the 2023 AFC Asian Cup, which was held at Al-Wakra Al-Zanup Stadium in Qatar at 12:30 a.m. on Saturday (Korea time). Korea will meet Jordan in the semifinals and seek to advance to the final. Korea’s dream of winning the Asian Cup title for the first time in 64 years will continue. 라바카지노도메인

In the 42nd minute of the first half, South Korea allowed Craig Goodwin to score the first goal as the defense scrambled. The complacent response of failing to properly clear Australia’s cross caused the loss. Kim Min-jae put his foot on it late, but it was too late.

If Korea allows additional runs, it could collapse. Cho Hyun-woo’s defense shone every time he faced a crisis. In the 8th minute of the second half, Korea managed to pass the scene that was almost a loss with Cho Hyun-woo’s super save. Kim Min-jae also failed to use his hands, but Cho Hyun-woo managed to prevent it.

In the end, Korea survived thanks to Cho Hyun-woo’s persistence. In the extra time of the second half, Son Heung-min won a penalty kick and Hwang Hee-chan scored an equalizer. Son Heung-min even exploded a free-kick goal from the reverse in overtime.

Without Cho, Korea would not have advanced to the semifinals. Cho has emerged as a national hero by blocking two penalty shootout goals in the round of 16 match against Saudi Arabia. He became the main player due to Kim Seung-gyu’s sudden rupture of the cruciate ligament during the competition, but he is not swayed at all and is firmly guarding Korea’s sluice gate.

In particular, Japan is being shaken by a series of mistakes made by mixed-race goalie Suzuki Zaion, who was born in 2002. He is showing the worst performance in handling balls in the air.

On the contrary, Cho Hyun-woo is increasingly being compared as he has shown tremendous defense capabilities. In the future, Korea will meet Jordan in the semifinals. If he advances to the final, he is likely to meet Japan or Iran, the “strong favorite.” In order for Korea to rise to the top of Asia for the first time in 64 years, Cho Hyun-woo’s ability to save continues to be needed.


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