The 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar has come to an end, but Cho Kyu-Sung (24, Jeonbuk)’s leap is just beginning. European clubs have begun full-fledged recruiting procedures for Cho Kyu-seong, who is constantly attracting foreign media attention as the best star in Korean soccer for this World Cup.
The world’s interest in Cho Kyu-sung continues even after the World Cup. On the 16th (local time), the American sports media ‘CBS Sports’ summarized the 2022 메이저사이트 World Cup, citing the battle of nerves between Kyu-sung Cho and Cristiano Ronaldo (37) of Portugal as the ‘most dramatic moment’.
In the round of 16 match between Korea and Portugal on the 3rd, Cho Kyu-seong urged Ronaldo, who was being replaced, to “leave quickly,” and Ronaldo put his index finger to his lips with a displeased expression and gestured, “Be quiet.” CBS Sports wrote, “This scene was not only the most dramatic moment of the World Cup, but also the most costly.” “I didn’t like it at all,” coach Fernando Santos said of Ronaldo’s behavior after the match. Starting from this match, Ronaldo became a bench member in Portugal, and Cho Kyu-seong became famous as ‘Korean rookie against Ronaldo’.
The South China Morning Post, a Hong Kong media, listed Cho Kyu-sung along with Korean national soccer team captain Son Heung-min and Japan national soccer team Maya Yoshida, Wataru Endo, Daichi Kamada, and other European players in “The 5 Best Asian Players of this World Cup.” Among them, Cho Kyu-seong is the only player belonging to his home league. The media introduced, “The other four players were world-famous even before the 2022 World Cup, but Cho Kyu-seong is a new face on the international soccer stage.”
European clubs have started the process of recruiting Cho Kyu-sung. Currently, the clubs that show the most interest in Cho Kyu-sung are Turkiye Fenerbahce and Scotland Celtic.
Turkish sports media ‘SPORX’ said, “Cho Kyu-seong is a striker who has exactly the style of play that coach Jorge Jesus Fenerbahçe likes. Cho Kyu-seong was listed on the list of recruit candidates for Fenerbahçe, which is looking for a striker,” he wrote. Another Turkish media, ‘AKSAM’, said, “Celtic and Fenerbahce are competing for good quality, but Fenerbahce is one step ahead.” Fenerbahçe management considers the recruitment of Cho Kyu-sung a good investment for the future.”
Celtic is trying to fill the void with Cho Kyu-sung as there is a possibility of the transfer of main striker Giorgios Yakomakis. ‘The Celtic Boys’, a Celtic information media, said, “Celtic is making progress in the potential process for the recruitment of Cho Kyu-sung. Cho Kyu-sung seems to make the final choice between Celtic and Fenerbahce.” The media wrote, “If Celtic recruits Cho Kyu-sung, it will be a great revolution for the club.”