Cho Seong-wook (28), who led Seongnam FC to victory in the opening game, confessed a trauma that even Seongnam coach Lee Ki-hyung (49) did not know.
Seongnam FC defeated Ansan Greeners 2-1 in the first round of the 2023 season of Hana 1 Q K-League 2 held at Tancheon Sports Complex at 4:00 pm on the 1st, presenting victory to home fans.
Jo Seong-wook, the protagonist of the first goal, played a big role. Starting as a central defender, he shook the net with a wonderful header from a corner kick in the 11th minute of the first half. After that, he continued to play an active role in commanding the defense stably, and Seongnam was able to complete a thrilling victory with Shin Jae-won’s theater goal right before the end of the game.
It was also a meaningful day for Cho Sung-wook. He made his professional debut in 2018 wearing a Seongnam uniform, but the wall of his professional stage was high. He did not get a chance in Gyeongnam loan the following year, and even after solving military problems by playing as a social worker in the K4 League Jinju Citizens Soccer Team, he was not given a midterm job. 안전놀이터 However, Cho Seong-wook gradually increased his playing time from the end of last year, and took the starting position from the opening game this season.
Nevertheless, Cho Seong-wook, whom I met in the joint coverage area (Mix Zone) after the game, had a calm expression. He continued calmly, saying, “It was a tough game, but I’m so happy that we won.”
Cho Seong-wook picked ‘the sweat shed all winter’ as the secret to victory. He said, “I had the most difficult winter training in my soccer life. Personally, I worked really hard. I didn’t think it was difficult to play. Everyone seems to be playing well (not just me).”
Cho Seong-wook added, “It wasn’t hard physically. However, I scored the first goal, but I gave up one goal before the end of the first half. It was a little difficult because I was anxious that I couldn’t draw. There was a psychological burden.”