Cho Kyu-seong (24, Jeonbuk Hyundai) is receiving serious attention from Celtic, a Scottish professional soccer team. The club and the manager are of one mind.
British media ‘Give Me Sports’ said on the 15th (Korean time), “Coach Angelos Postecoglu (57, Australia) has already succeeded in recruiting Asian players from Celtic. If Cho Kyu-seong is secured, we will actively support adaptation.”
Scotland is 9th in the European league rankings, and Celtic is 56th in the European club rankings. ‘Give Me Sports’ picked two 안전놀이터 Japanese players, Furuhashi Kyogo (27) and Hatate Leo (25), as successful Asian stars brought by coach Postecoglu.
Furuhashi joined Celtic in July 2021 and Hatate joined Celtic in January 2022. Hatate demonstrated his skills, which was selected as one of the 2021 J1 League Best 11 in Japan, even after advancing to Europe, and as a defensive/central midfielder, he recorded 6 points and 7 assists in 41 games, including the cup competition.
Furuhashi, who was selected as the 2021-22 Scottish First Division Best 11, was more successful at Celtic. He raised attack points in three different positions: ▲ center forward (29 points, 4 assists) ▲ left wing (1 score, 1 assist) ▲ right wing (1 assist).
At the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Cho Kyu-seong was the best center forward in Asia, with 2 goals in 4 games and 21 points. ‘Give Me Sports’ said, “Director Postecoglu is waiting for the Celtic contract to be concluded.”
Cho Kyu-seong has good physical conditions such as height of 188 cm, and has a great body thanks to strength training that opened his eyes during the period from March 2021 to September 2022 when he was a member of the Armed Forces Physical Education Unit.
Last season alone, the number of appearances on the left and right wings was higher than that of the center forward, but in 2022, when his physical fight improved, his skills as a striker blossomed, including 17 goals and 5 assists in 31 K League 1 games and 4 goals in 4 FA Cup games.
Cho Kyu-sung met the expectation that he could continue the momentum of winning the 2022 K League 1 Top Scorer, Best 11 and FA Cup MVP to the Qatar World Cup. His two goals in a single game in the World Cup finals is the first time in Korean history.
Since being called up to the national team in September 2021 by coach Paulo Bento (53, Portugal), his A match performance is 20 games, 6 goals and 2 assists.
Cho Kyu-seong ▲ Qatar World Cup Finals 2 goals ▲ Qatar World Cup Qualifiers 1 point 1 assist ▲ East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) E-1 Championship 1 goal ▲ 2 points 1 assist in the evaluation match.
According to Transfer Markt, a media outlet specializing in the transfer market, Cho Kyu-sung ▲ Dortmund (Germany), ranked 12th in the European club rankings, Fenerbahce (Turkeyje), 60th, Ferencvaros (Hungary), 62nd, and Stade Rennes (France), 118th. It is also subject to the promotion of the contract in January 2023.
Not only Scotland, ▲European league rankings 3rd Germany, 5th France, 12th Turkey, 24th Hungary football world are paying attention to Cho at the same time.