Park Yong-woo, the ‘K League minimum sumi’ finally selected, is the right man to take over the national team’s third-string lineage

Park Yong-woo has seized the opportunity as the third line of the national team begins to change.

The South Korean national soccer team, led by head coach Jürgen Klinsmann, announced its call-up list for the upcoming June A match on Friday at 9 a.m. at the Korea Football Association Football Hall in Sinmun-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul.

While the squad includes a number of key players such as Son Heung-min (Tottenham), Hwang Hee-chan (Wolverhampton), Lee Kang-in (Mallorca), and Hwang In-beom (Olympiakos), there were a few surprises. Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Gent), Kim Joo-seong (FC Seoul), and Ahn Hyun-beom (Jeju United) are the most notable. There were a lot of changes in the third line. With Jung Woo-young (Al Saad) unavailable due to injury, Park Yong-woo and Won Doo-jae (Gimcheon Commerce) were named.

Park Yong-woo was previously considered a midfielder who deserved to be in the national team. He is currently the core of Ulsan Hyundai’s midfield. Park Yong-woo leads the Ulsan buildup while forming a midfield with Lee Kyu-sung. His accurate forward passes and transitional passes make Ulsan’s play flow, while his steadiness in defensive situations makes him the first line of defense.

One of the best defensive midfielders in K League 1. His stability, ability to deliver passes accurately and quickly, and overall involvement is impressive. His experience makes him a more reliable midfielder, but he’s been overlooked by the national team. With Jung Woo-young getting older and the other three midfielders somewhat disappointing, Park Yong-woo has been called upon to play.

When asked about the national team in a Mixzone interview with ‘Interfootball’ before the Ulsan and Daejeon Hanati-Season matches, Park Yong-woo said, “When I was younger, I had a lot of desire for the national team. I wanted to play on a good stage with good players, but as time went on, it became less and less. Recently, I became greedy for the national team,” he said, revealing his desire. He showed his desire by demonstrating his skills and eventually won over Klinsmann. 토토사이트

In a press conference on the 5th, Klinsmann said, “Jung Woo-young (Al Saad) had a small surgery and won’t be able to join us, and as you can see from the roster, the coaches have been traveling. Advisor Chaduri and Coach Kim Young-min watched the game in Korea. These are the steps we are taking to prepare for the Asian Cup. It’s a process of building the best roster and team,” he said, referring to the changes to the third line.

As Klinsmann said, the process is for the Asian Cup. The 2026 World Cup in North and Central America is a long way off, but the Asian Cup is immediately next year. Park Yong-woo, who was born in 1993 and is approaching 30 years old, can be utilized well. It will be interesting to see if he can solidify his place in the A team.

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