“One-top” Cho Kyu-sung’s “Operation Counterattack,” “If you get tougher and stronger against China, you’ll win enough.”

The South Korean men’s national soccer team arrived in Shenzhen, China, on Sept. 19. On their first day in China, the Korean men’s national team warmed up before facing China in the second Group C match of the FIFA Confederations Cup North America 2026 Asia Zone Second Qualifying Round at the Shenzhen Universiade Center in Shenzhen, China on June 21.레모나토토 주소

In an interview before training, Cho said, “I know the importance of goals. We had a lot of chances against Singapore, but we missed a lot of them. We need to take our chances and score quickly, and we’ll try to capitalize on our strengths in the delivery area. We will also focus on keeping possession of the ball and connecting with our opponents.”

“It’s not going to be an easy trip to China. I think they will come out tough. If we play harder and stronger, I think we can win,” he said, emphasizing that they will go head-to-head.

The following is a one-on-one interview with Cho Kyu-sung.

  • You must have been surprised when you arrived in China.
    It’s my first time in China, and I’m surprised to see so much love from the Chinese people.
  • How much stake do you have in the company?
    0% (laughs). I saw Heung-min holding his brother’s jersey and Lee Kang-in’s jersey.
  • There is no training today, only the official training tomorrow.
    I don’t think there will be much of a problem. The players came to the national team straight from the season, and I think the coaching staff is very considerate of them because they are tired from playing and flying.
  • They’re scoring important goals. You have special love from the coach.
    I’m not the only one who is loved by the coach, he gives every player a chance. I am very grateful to him for giving me so many opportunities.
  • China is a must-win and a tricky opponent. Korea lost to them in the final six years ago. It will be a special match.
    It’s not an easy trip to China. I think China will come out tough. If we play harder and stronger, I think we can win.
  • You scored a goal against China in the East Asian Cup. What kind of opponent do you think China is?
    I don’t think it was a tough match. In Asia, I think Korea takes the initiative against any team. Against China, if we take the initiative and score goals quickly, I think they will break down quickly.
  • With your strengths in aerial balls and link-up play, what do you think you need to emphasize against China?
    I’m very aware of the importance of goals. I had a lot of chances against Singapore, but I missed a lot of them. I will try to capitalize on my strengths in the delivery area. We will also focus on keeping possession of the ball and connecting with our opponents.
  • The players’ determination
    “We’ve been winning more than we did at the beginning of the season, and the fans have been coming out to support us, which gives the players a lot of energy. The atmosphere in the squad is good, both in training and off the field. I think we need to keep it going.
  • At the World Cup and recently, you’ve had a good relationship with Lee Kang-in. Have you talked to him about anything?
    “His crosses are very good. If I prepare well, I think I can score any number of goals. I just need to do a good job. I scored a goal in Singapore with an assist from him, so I jokingly asked him if he wanted anything, but he said, “Are you really going to say that?” I thought he was going to say it, so I didn’t say anything (laughs).
  • Do you often talk to Lee Kang-in during matches?
    Not only during the match, but also before the match, we talk a lot about ‘how to cross’. Not only Kang-in, but also (Lee) Ki-je, (Hwang) Hee-chan, and others, and we talk about, ‘I’ll always be ready for a cross.
  • Is there a special reason for the long hair?
    There is no particular reason, I just wanted to try it.
  • What do you think about the fans’ opinions on whether short hair is better or long hair is better?
    I’ll do what I want to do (laughs)

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