Seol Young-woo (Ulsan), who won a gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and was named to coach Jürgen Klinsmann’s roster for the two October A matches, smiled broadly as he jokingly told Kim Min-joon (Gimcheon) to “work hard. “I made a video call to (Kim) just before the gold medal ceremony, but he didn’t look happy,” Seol told reporters ahead of the national team’s October A-match preparations, which began at the Paju National Training Center (NFC) on Monday afternoon.
Earlier, “Ulsan junior” Kim Min-joon posted a “sigh comment” on Ulsan’s social media (SNS) after Hwang Sun-hong won the gold medal, expressing his disappointment that his successor, Seol Young-woo, was not selected .In response, Seol Young-woo said, “I imagined what it would be like to enter (Gimcheon) as (Kim) Min-joon’s successor,” but also shared a backstory, saying, “I called him on a video call before the award ceremony, but he didn’t look happy, and he only said one word: ‘Do your best’.” He added, “It’s the same for all players, but I think a good opportunity has opened up now that the military issue, which is a big part of my football life, has been resolved.” “I will make more efforts and focus on the remaining league games and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL),” he said.
When asked how much he expects to earn in his lifetime as an athlete as a result of this special exemption from military service, Seol jokingly replied, “About 10 billion won,” expressing his happiness at winning the gold medal and his sweet imagination of fulfilling his future goals. Congratulations from his teammates, the K League Ulsan Hyundai, were a bonus .”My teammates came to my room after the call-up today and congratulated me and told me that this is the real beginning,” he said with a smile. Seol Young-woo was called up by Klinsmann in June and made his A-match debut against El Salvador and traveled with the team on a European tour in September.
“It’s true that it’s hard because I’m getting older, but I’m happy every time they call me to the national team. I want to continue to play for the national team for a long time.” “I’m still younger than my brothers, so I can play a bit more, 토토사이트 and I have a good recovery ability,” said Seol Young-woo, who pointed out his strengths, “but I still lack a lot of experience and I’m the least skilled. I will learn a lot from my brothers and go back to the team,” he said. “I tend to be criticized for my defense in the national team because I play aggressively in my club team, but I will focus more on my defense and grow into a player with good offensive and defensive balance,” he said.