(World Cup) Advances wave of confidence for possible World Cup debut

DOHA, Nov. 19 (Yonhap) — South Korean forward Cho Goe-sung is nothing without confidence. The 24-year-old forward says how great he feels ahead of his first FIFA World Cup in Qatar. Don’t be afraid to tell anyone who will listen.

“I was able to stay in top shape here,” Cho said after Saturday’s training session at the Al Egla training site in Doha. I am not tired at all.”

Cho Hyo, who was the top scorer in this year’s K League 1 with 17 goals in 31 games, could be asked to take on important offensive responsibilities here. Usually the most dangerous weapon in South Korea, Captain Son Heung-min is still recovering from his broken face. Even if South Korea opens Group H against Uruguay next Thursday, Son will be wearing a protective mask and his level of conditioning and fitness will be a concern.

Veteran forward Hwang Uijo, who once seemed to secure a starting position, has been struggling hard this season at his new club, Greece’s Olympiacos FC. Huang is still scoreless in 11 games.

“If we play against Uruguay, it’s important to be a forward and try to score,” Cho said. “But I also want to be the person the team needs in important situations.The coaching staff asks me to work with other attackers and help them play comfortably. I came.”

Regarding competition with fans, Cho said he did not see any rivalry between them, friendly or not.

“We don’t see us as rivals. We are a team,” Cho said. “We still rely on each other when trying to execute certain plays. I still think he’s the best.”

Confident in his abilities, Cho understands that Uruguay is ranked 14th, 14 places above South Korea.

“We’ve been studying movies from their previous matches. Their midfielder is really good,” Cho said. “They play calmly with the ball and move very quickly from defense to attack. ”

The Group H opener between these two nations will begin at 4pm on Thursday at Al Rayyan’s Education City Stadium, just west of Doha. (World Cup) Advances wave of confidence for possible World Cup debut

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