Jung Woo-Young (Stuttgart) wasn’t satisfied with being the top scorer with eight goals.
Jung played a key role for the men’s national soccer team at the Asian Games. Despite his position as a flanker, he was the tournament’s top scorer with eight goals. He scored the game-winning goal in the men’s football final against Japan at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games on Sunday at the Huanglong Sports Center in Hangzhou, China.
After the game, Jung said, “Thank you for playing until the end. Together we were able to win the gold medal. We had a lot of pressure as it was our last age-group national team game. I told the players to enjoy themselves. As an older player, I had the responsibility to score goals when I had the chance.” 스포츠토토
Jung Woo-young scored a lot of headers in the tournament. “I don’t score a lot of headers, but in this tournament, the coaching staff told me to just put it in the goal because I have a good sense, and it went in,” he explained.
There is a silver lining, however. He was unable to surpass the nine goals scored by Hwang Eui-jo (Norwich City), who joined as a wildcard at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang tournament five years ago. “It feels good to be the ‘top scorer’ and win the tournament, even though I didn’t score one goal more than Uijo,” said Jung. “For fun, I often say that I ran out of goal luck in this tournament. I tried to break his record, but it wasn’t easy.” As for Hwang’s 11 goals at the 1994 Hiroshima Games when he was an active player, he said, “That’s too high. When I played (at the Asian Games), I felt the coach was great,” he said tongue-in-cheek.
‘Happy ending’. His military service issue has been resolved and he is now back with his team. “It was hard, but I had a lot of happy times. “I had a lot of time to laugh and talk with all the players, and it was a time and weight to grow once more,” he said. “I told them to enjoy themselves because they were playing for the national team, not being exempted from military service. It was an honor, so I said let’s enjoy it, and we won gold. I think (the experience and the win) will help me a lot when I go back to Germany.”