“If Korea heads to the Asian Games finals, Jeong Woo-young may not be able to join VfB Stuttgart until early October. However, considering the threat of his long military service, it is a tolerable situation. .”안전놀이터
German ‘Kicker’ said on the 20th (Korean time), “An aggressive player is on the Asian Games stage. Jung Woo-young scored a hat trick against Kuwait.”
The Korean Asian Games team, led by coach Hwang Seon-hong, played the first match of Group E of the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games against Kuwait at Jinhua Sports Center Stadium in China at 8:30 pm on the 19th and won 9-0.
Jung Woo-young’s performance as a starting winger was outstanding. Three minutes into the first half, a goal came from Jung Woo-young’s toes, who dug into the left side of the box. Jung Woo-young’s toes shined once again before the end of the first half. In the 45th minute of the first half, he penetrated to the left side of the box and had a one-on-one opportunity with the goalkeeper, and succeeded in scoring once again with an accurate right-footed shot.
Jung Woo-young’s performance continued in the second half. In the 3rd minute of the second half, Eom Won-sang penetrated perfectly into the right side of the box and passed in front of the goal. Cho Young-wook’s first shot was blocked by the goalkeeper, but Jung Woo-young easily pushed in the second ball, completing a hat trick.
Thanks to Jung Woo-young’s hat trick, Korea achieved a perfect 9-0 victory with multiple goals from Cho Young-wook and additional goals from Baek Seung-ho, Eom Won-sang, Park Jae-yong, and Ahn Jae-jun.
Kicker said, “Currently, there is no Jung Woo-young in VfB Stuttgart. Jung Woo-young, who became a new member of Stuttgart through the summer transfer window, is playing in the Asian Games with the Korean national team. Jung Woo-young is a player who is also well-received in Stuttgart,” highlighting Jung Woo-young’s performance. did.
Jung Woo-young, who mainly played as a substitute at SC Freiburg last season, emerged as a starting player as soon as he joined Stuttgart. He joined the Asian Games after completing the 3rd round of the Bundesliga in the 2023-2024 season, appearing as a starter in all 3 league games and recording 243 minutes of playing time.
The media said, “Recently, Stuttgart fans are looking at China with excitement because summer transfer student Jung Woo-young is playing a big role in the Asian Games. If Korean players win a gold medal at this tournament, they will be able to avoid 20 months of military service.” “All the fans want this,” he said, paying attention to the news about ‘military service benefits’ for Jung Woo-young and the Asian Games team.
At the same time, the kicker said, “The better Jung Woo-young shows, the longer his absence may be, because Korea’s competition schedule is longer. However, Stuttgart officials are enduring his short-term absence in the hope that Jung Woo-young will avoid a long military service.”
The media said, “Korea clearly defeated Kuwait with a score of 9-0, and Jung Woo-young had a great influence on this result. He scored 3 minutes into the game, added another goal just before the end of the first half, and scored a hat-trick at the start of the second half. “I made it,” he said, focusing on Jung Woo-young’s brilliant performance.
Kicker continued, “If Korea makes it to the final, Jung Woo-young’s absence could extend until early October. Last season, Stuttgart competed in the relegation zone, but they are playing well this season and it is necessary to use this period to benefit from Jung Woo-young’s military service. “I can tolerate it,” he added.
Meanwhile, Jung Woo-young, who we met after the game, expressed his feelings about scoring three goals, saying, “I think this is my first hat-trick since my professional debut. I feel really good. I’m happy that the hat-trick helped the team.”
He pledged to work hard to record a hat trick again, saying, “I have to focus and practice so that I can score when the chance comes. I will try again in the next game.”