Cho Kyu-seong (25, Jeonbuk Hyundai) returns to the pitch after two months. Having fully recovered from his calf injury, he is expected to put his strength into Jeonbuk’s front line.
Jeonbuk acting coach Kim Doo-hyun said, “Cho Kyu-seong can start in the next game before the game against Incheon United (0-0 draw) on the 14th. In fact, he prepared for Incheon, but the team training together was only one day. He explained that coming back is important, but that performance is more important.” Cho Kyu-seong is expected to appear in the home game against Suwon FC on the 21st in the 14th round of the K-League 1. It is expected to be the first K-League return match in two months since the match against Daegu FC on March 19 (0-2 loss).
Cho Kyu-seong started in the opening game against Ulsan Hyundai in February and played in four consecutive games. After that, in March, he also started two consecutive A-matches (Colombia and Uruguay). But after that he disappeared. He was expected to miss about two weeks due to a calf injury, but he was unable to play for nearly two months.
He did not overdo it to come back in perfect physical condition. In addition, after Kim Sang-sik resigned, he needed time to adapt to the acting manager Kim Doo-hyun system. Acting Kim said, “I came to the conclusion that it would be better to keep pace with his teammates while training together next week. He also believes that if I adapt to the style I want, I will be able to produce good results in front of the fans and give them anticipation.”
Cho Kyu-seong plans to return to the pitch in two months. (Photo = Professional Football Federation)
Cho Kyu-seong, who rose to stardom at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar last year, received public attention. At the time, he drew attention for his handsome appearance in the first match against Uruguay, and proved his skills by scoring two goals with his head in the second match against Ghana. However, the evaluation that the move at the beginning of the 2023 season was below expectations is dominant. He scored his only goal in four games, when he split the net with a penalty kick.
While Cho Kyu-sung was missing, Jeonbuk, his team, suffered unprecedented humiliation, falling to 10th place. Coach Kim Sang-sik resigned due to his poor performance, and under the acting coach Kim Doo-hyun, he succeeded in improving the atmosphere by going undefeated in 3 games (1 win, 2 draws).
There is a high possibility that his performance after his return will affect the future of Kyu-Sung Cho. (Photo = Professional Football Federation)메이저놀이터
However, the forefront concerns remain. In Jeonbuk, foreign strikers such as Gustavo, Hafa Silva (more than one goal) and Andre Luiz are not scoring well. Winger Moon Seon-min is showing off his recently improved condition, and Lee Dong-jun also returned from injury. However, there is no goalkeeper to score points. From Jeonbuk’s point of view, Cho Kyu-sung’s return is expected to be a strength.
The future performance is expected to have an impact on the decision to go to Europe. Cho Kyu-sung chose to stay instead of advancing to Europe right after the World Cup in Qatar, where his stock price rose. In the summer transfer market, he needs to show his skills in order to strike out for Europe.
European interest has not cooled. Reports have recently emerged that Rangers (Scotland) Galatasaray and Fenerbahce (above Turkiye) have listed Cho Kyu-seong as candidates for recruitment this summer. This is why Cho Kyu-sung’s performance on the pitch is more important than ever.