“I’m always thinking about why Korean goalkeepers can’t go to Europe these days. If I retire later and have a chance, I want to foster Korean goalkeepers in Europe and advance them.”
Cho Hyeon-woo (31, Ulsan Hyundai) has a big dream. It is to block the ball in Europe, the center of world soccer trend. There was an opportunity after the World Cup in Russia, but it was unfortunately canceled. However, he wanted to help young players realize the dreams he had in his heart in the near but distant future.
Cho Hyun-woo became a star goalkeeper at the ‘2018 FIFA World Cup Russia’. At the time, Germany, which ranked first in the FIFA rankings, was also defeated without being able to break through Jo Hyun-woo’s animalistic save show. After the World Cup, he had a chance to advance to Europe, and he was offered a direct recruitment offer by the German team, but unfortunately he did not advance.
He joined Ulsan Hyundai, a team competing to win the K-League, and maintained his best skills. The national team is also constantly selected and is gaining valuable experience in the best team. In mid-January, when the cold winter wind blew, Europe was still wriggling in the heart of Jo Hyun-woo, who met at the ‘2023 K-League Winter Field Training Media Camp’ and Ulsan Battery Training. 토토사이트
It is not a story about leaving Ulsan and challenging the European stage. If I were to retire in the distant future, I wanted to draw a ‘big picture’ and make the European stage dream that I couldn’t achieve as a player a reality to young players. Cho Hyeon-woo said, “I felt a lot while playing for a long time, and I was worried about why Korean goalkeepers couldn’t advance to Europe,” he said about his future plans.