‘Pohang Bokpoong’ Ko Young-jun, 22, shares his thoughts on being named to the final roster for the Asian Games and his resolve ahead of the competition.
The U24 Asian Games team, coached by Hwang Sun-hong, will hold a national training camp at the Paju National Training Center from May 25-27.
The Hangzhou Asian Games will kick off in September. South Korea will attempt to win its third consecutive title, following Incheon in 2014 and Jakarta-Palembang in 2018. Winning the gold medal will grant the team a special exemption from military service. It”s a very important stage for Korean soccer and its players.
For starters, only 14 of the final 21 players will be called up. On the 21st, the Korea Football Association said, “It is a call-up excluding the starters of the Coupang Play Series Team K League and overseas players.”
Atletico Madrid, which is visiting Korea as an invitee of Coupang Play, will play a friendly match against Team K League at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 27th.
Team K League players Baek Seung-ho (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Seol Young-woo (Ulsan Hyundai), and Hwang Jae-won (Daegu FC), as well as overseas players Park Kyu-hyun (Dynamo Dresden), Lee Kang-in (Paris Saint-Germain), Jung Woo-young (Stuttgart), and Hong Hyun-seok (KAA Hent), will not participate in the call-up. As it’s not an A-Match period, it doesn’t mean you can call up an international squad if you want to. 메이저놀이터
Pohang Steelers midfielder Ko Young-joon, who has been a regular on the Hwang Sun-hong, is in the final roster for the Asian Games. He has been consistently trusted. He has played 11 games for Hwangseon Hongho so far. He will be traveling with the team to Hangzhou after the final roster was announced on Thursday.
Along with fellow contenders Baek Seung-ho, Song Min-kyu (Jeonbuk Hyundai), Jung Woo-young, Lee Kang-in, Uhm Won-sang (Ulsan Hyundai), and Hong Hyun-seok, Ko will be heading to the Asian Games with no injury concerns.