Jo Young-wook’s ‘I am like Oh Hyun-kyu’ “Choice for the dream of going abroad for military enlistment”
Reporter Han Jae-hyeon = One of the secrets of Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic)’s advance into Europe with a huge transfer fee was his early military service. Now, the age of the players who apply for Sangmu is also starting to get younger. FC Seoul Shooting Monster Jo Young-wook also willingly chose military service for his dream.
Starting this season, Cho Young-wook will leave FC Seoul and serve in the military for 1 year and 6 months at Gimcheon Sangmu. Expectations were high because he was consistently active in Seoul, and although he was still young, he wore a military uniform.
Cho Young-wook, who is currently a freshman, was adapting to the team through the Busan field training. He delivered his current situation through an interview at a media camp held in Busan on the 8th.
He may be distraught because it is his first team, but Cho Young-wook said, “If I had gone to another team and not the military, I would have been distraught. He liked Seoul, so it was regrettable, but he thinks that he will like it when he goes back after doing well. (Yoon) Jong-gyu and (Lee) Sang-min have older brothers so there is no big problem. (There are many players I know) I think I came to the national team.”
Jo Young-wook is 24 years old, a bit young. He was able to postpone it because he is currently in a good position in Seoul. Cho Kyu-sung and Oh Hyeon-gyu are encouraging young players to enlist early as they are on a winning streak after completing their military service at an early age.
He drew a line saying, “I don’t think it was necessarily like that,” but “People around me told me to go quickly. I didn’t make a decision based only on the advice of people around me. He needed to develop as a player, and he has a dream of going abroad. I wanted to solve this problem. It was decided comprehensively,” he said, emphasizing that he had a lot of greed as a player. 스포츠토토
Cho Young-wook took the 1 year and 6 months of military service, which would be a turning point as an athlete, as an opportunity to develop further. The goal he wanted to achieve in Gimcheon was clear.
He said, “I am saying that the goal is 10 goals, but there is no multi-goal game yet. He has that thought and goal,” he said. “I have never seen coach Seong Han-soo play soccer. He’s heard he was a good striker as a player, so he expects to learn a lot. He likes fast-paced football, so he’s good as a player. He seems to learn a lot while in Sangmu,” raising expectations.
First of all, the first priority is to adapt to an unfamiliar league called K-League 2. Cho Young-wook also said, “K-League 2 is different from K-League 1 in one wild point. I’m worried in the beginning, but it’s my job to adapt as quickly as possible.”
Lastly, he did not forget his affection and message to his home team, FC Seoul, and the fans. Cho Young-wook said, “I haven’t received a single (letter), but I guess you already forgot (laughs). I want Seoul to do well this season and rise to a higher rank. I hope you don’t forget me,” and wished for more support from Seoul’s propaganda and fans.