Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games (AG) gold medalist Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart) was all smiles after Lee Kang-in’s (Paris Saint-Germain) brilliant performance.
Jürgen Klinsmann’s men’s national soccer team defeated Tunisia 4-0 in an exhibition match at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 8 p.m. on Wednesday. It was the first back-to-back wins for Klinsmann’s team since they set sail in March, with a 1-0 win over Saudi Arabia last month.
Jung Woo-young, who hasn’t played since the A-League match against Colombia in March, was given a chance. He came on for Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton) in the 23rd minute of the second half. Jung Woo-young played a full 22 minutes and contributed to the win.
“Coach Klinsmann jokes a lot, but he also has serious conversations and gives me a lot of advice,” Jung said after the game. “He told me to go to AG and play a little better than last time, and to have fun and be confident.”안전놀이터
Chung scored eight goals at the Hangzhou AG to help China win the gold medal. If Hwang Eui-jo (Norwich City) had nine goals at Jakarta-Palembang AG 2018, Jung Woo-young was the star of the tournament.
His stellar performance helped his fellow teammates win gold and complete their military service. Among them was Lee Kang-in, one of the pillars of Korean soccer.
“Every time he eats, he says thank you,” said Jung Woo-young. “Personally, I’m proud and happy that he scored a goal today and contributed a little more to the team. In the AG, he was injured and didn’t play well, but I’m glad he had a good game this time,” he laughed.
Lee scored his A-Match debut with a stunning free kick in the 10th minute of the match with the score tied at 0-0. Two minutes after his first goal, he found the back of the Tunisian net again with an exquisite left-footed strike. Lee Kang-in was the main contributor to the victory over Tunisia, but Jung Woo-young celebrated like it was his job.