The keyword that ‘flower boy striker’ Jo Kyu-seong (25, Jeonbuk), who returned to the ground after two months of recovering from an injury, must overcome is ‘impatience’.
After two months of rehabilitation after injuring his calf in a friendly match A in March, Cho Kyu-seong returned through the 14th round home game of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ against Suwon FC held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 21st. On this day, Jeonbuk rose to 7th place with a 3-1 victory with Baek Seung-ho, Song Min-kyu, and Park Jin-seop’s consecutive goals.
Cho Kyu-seong, who played as a one-top striker in the 4-1-4-1 formation, showed his presence through vigorous activity and active physical fighting for 90 minutes, but he showed regret in terms of sensation. Above all, it was noticeable that he was in a hurry in the process of touching the ball. His ball control was not done properly, so possession of the ball was passed over to the opponent repeatedly. He was in a hurry even in shooting situations. None of the 3 shots were on target.
Cho Gyu-seong also admitted that he was impatient. Cho Kyu-seong, whom we met in the mixed zone after the game, said, “I’m in good shape. I was in a hurry in front of the goal because I wanted a goal.” He confessed that he was in a hurry even in the process of returning from injury. He said, “It seemed like it would take about two weeks (to return). However, even though the injury was severe, I was greedy. After returning once, I felt the pain again. I decided it was better to definitely recover.” He explained the background of becoming a ‘two-month-old’.
After becoming a star at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, Cho knew how to walk on a solid road. In the European winter transfer market, he received offers from Celtic (Scotland), Mainz (Germany), and Minnesota (USA). However, the transfer was not made due to various reasons such as uncertainty about his physical condition and internal circumstances of the Jeonbuk club. Cho Kyu-seong, who stayed in Jeonbuk, showed poor performance at the beginning of the season. He played for about 60 minutes in two consecutive A-match friendly matches in March, which was the debut stage of coach Jurgen Klinsmann, but did not leave the same impact as in the World Cup.
It was Oh Hyeon-kyu (Celtic),안전놀이터 a rookie, who left a strong impression on coach Klinsmann. Oh Hyun-kyu, who transferred to Celtic, which was considering recruiting Cho Kyu-sung last winter, left a mark with confident play and hot shooting. Cho Kyu-seong, who is in the same position, has no choice but to pay attention to the growth of Oh Hyun-kyu, who quickly adapted to the European stage and experienced the Scottish league championship. After two months of reorganizing his body and mind, Cho Kyu-seong, who returned, seemed to have put down some of his burden. He laughed, saying, “It is important to stay in shape right now. It will get better in the future, so I don’t worry too much.