“I think this is the strongest national team ever.”’Veteran midfielder’ Koo Ja-cheol (34, Jeju), who was the top scorer (5 goals) in the 2011 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup, gave words of support to the Klinsmann-ho Taegeuk Warriors, who are challenging to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years. reported.Koo Ja-cheol met with reporters at the Jeju United clubhouse in Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do on the 5th and said, “I think the current national soccer team has the strongest power ever.” It is not easy to answer the question, ‘Who do you think will win?’ “To the question, ‘I want to say Korea, of course,’” he said.Koo Ja-cheol is the last top scorer for Korean soccer in the Asian Cup.He scored five goals and was the top scorer at the 2011 Asian Cup held in Qatar.He became the third Korean player to become the Asian Cup’s top scorer, following Choi Soon-ho (7 goals, joint top scorer) in the 1980 Kuwait Tournament and Lee Dong-guk (6 goals) in the 2000 Lebanon Tournament. However, in the 2011 competition, both sadness and joy coexisted for Koo Ja-cheol.Koo Ja-cheol missed the penalty shootout as the number one kicker in the semifinals against Japan (2-2 draw, PK 0-3 loss) and had to watch with regret as the national team failed to advance to the finals.Coincidentally, after Koo Ja-cheol’s miss, the second and third kickers both missed.
Still, Koo Ja-cheol scored the first goal in the 3rd-4th place match against Uzbekistan, contributing to the national team’s 3-2 victory, and also experienced the joy of being crowned the top scorer with a total of 5 goals in the tournament.13 years later, Koo Ja-cheol did not spare words of support for the juniors of the national team as they challenge to win the Asian Cup for the first time in 64 years.In particular, he remembered the disappointment of losing to Japan in a penalty shootout in the semifinals of the 2011 tournament, and emphasized, “I hope we meet Japan in the finals and win.”Recalling his memories at the time, Koo Ja-cheol said, “The 2011 Asian Cup was a stepping stone for me to personally play in a major international tournament. To be honest, I didn’t know how big of a tournament the Asian Cup was at first. After that, I continued to win and my desire to win was triggered.” “I did it,” he said, looking back.He said, “It was my fault for missing the penalty shootout in the semifinal against Japan. I should have scored with confidence, but I didn’t,” and added, 온라인카지노 “It was fortunate that I scored in the 3rd and 4th place match and became the top scorer.”