Going to the big leagues after Isaacson’ Cho Kyu-sung, Denmark + Europe 8 matches, 4 goals Why ‘Goal Storm’ is meaningful
Mitwillan won 5-1 in the second leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) third qualifying round for the 2023-2024 season against Omonia (Cypriot) at MCH Arena in Henning, Denmark, on the morning of the 18th (Korea time). Mitwilan, who lost the first leg 0-1 on the road, made it to the playoffs with a big win in the second leg at home. There is only one step left until the finals.
Cho Kyu-sung started as a front-line striker and played on the ground for 78 minutes. Cho Kyu-sung scored the first goal of the penalty kick (PK) in the 27th minute of the first half and reported his fourth goal of the season. Cho Kyu-sung, who missed a PK in an away match against Bayle BK on the 8th and bowed his head, succeeded in making up for it in 10 days. In particular, the goal on this day was Cho Kyu-sung’s first goal in a European match. Cho Kyu-sung, who was active in the league, bowed his head in the European competition. There were no points until the last two matches in the second qualifying round and the first leg of the third qualifying round. With the score on the day, he reached the final point.
Cho Kyu-sung played with Franculino Dijou, Toolhan Simsir, Armin Gigiovic, Juninho, Paulinho, Stefan Gartenman and Christopher Olson. Mitwillan led the game from the beginning. In the 24th minute of the first half, opponent Ionis Kusulos was even sent off. Cho Kyu-sung calmly succeeded in the penalty kick obtained in the process. Cho Kyu-sung cheered loudly and rejoiced whether he was aware of the last miss. Omonia, who was outnumbered, equalized in the 31st minute. Andronicos Kakulis scored an equalizer while Mitwilan’s defensive concentration collapsed.
But Mitwillan’s attack continued. In the 43rd minute of the first half, Cho Kyu-sung’s header was blocked, followed by Franculino scoring a goal in a corner kick that Cho Kyu-sung got, taking the lead again. In extra time, Franculino shook Omonia’s net again and widened the score further. Cho Kyu-sung also attempted a decisive shot at the end of the first half, but he swallowed his disappointment as he was deflected after being hit by the defense.
Mitwillan’s offensive continued into the second half. In the 19th minute of the second half, Franculino scored one more goal and succeeded in a hat trick. Cho Kyu-sung was replaced by Junior Brumadou in the 34th minute of the second half. Mitwilan finished the victory in the 35th minute of the second half with Gigovic adding one more goal. Cho Kyu-sung shot four shots along with 30 ball touches and recorded an 83% pass success rate. There were also two key passes. Soccer statistics site Sofa Score gave Cho a 7.5 rating.
Cho Kyu-sung certainly seems to be making a soft landing on the Danish stage. Cho Kyu-sung wore a Mitwillan uniform on the 11th of last month. Mitwillan recruited Cho Kyu-sung, who played for Jeonbuk Hyundai, through the club’s channel on the 11th. It’s until 2028. Cho Kyu-sung is the perfect player for Mitwillan,’ he officially announced.
Cho Kyu-sung proved his true value through the 2022 Qatar World Cup. He received love calls from all over the world. Three major teams, Scotland’s prestigious Celtic, Bundesliga Mainz and U.S. professional football Minnesota, were active in recruiting Cho Kyu-sung. However, Cho Kyu-sung judged that he was not in a good condition to challenge in Europe at the time. The transfer was postponed until summer. Jeonbuk clubs have also been active. Jeonbuk technical director Park Ji-sung contacted European clubs and local agents to keep his promise. The final choice was Meatwillan.
Cho Kyu-sung, who left FC Anyang in 2020 and joined Jeonbuk, scored 22 goals in 59 games over three seasons. Cho Kyu-sung, who grew into a representative striker in Jeonbuk, even became the top scorer last season. He scored two goals in the Qatar World Cup. He scored multiple goals in the match against Ghana, and it was the first time in Korean football history that he scored multiple goals in one World Cup match.
He showed some ups and downs after the opening of this season, but soon regained his performance. Meatwillan, who watched Cho Kyu-sung for a long time, reached out his hand. Cho Kyu-sung also responded quickly to Mitwillan’s proposal. After joining Mitwillan, Cho Kyu-sung said, “I had a chance to enter Europe, and I think it was just right this time. The club was very dedicated to me. I’m sure this is the right transfer. I am learning English every day. I am sociable and outgoing. I value getting close to my team members. “I was motivated, and I look forward to future challenges,” he said. Mitwillan also showed strong expectations for Cho Kyu-sung, holding his back number 10.
Starting with scoring in the opening game, Cho Kyu-sung started scoring in three consecutive league games. As of the past 15 seasons, mitwillan was named the first player in his history to score in all three league games. Denmark’s Bet365 said, “In the 15-year history of the club, Cho Kyu-sung is the only player who scored in all three league matches immediately after joining the club.” There were three previous goals in the first two consecutive games: Frank Onieka (currently Brentford) in 2018, Anders Dreyer (now Anderlecht) in 2020 and Cho Kyu-sung in 2023, and Cho Kyu-sung is the only one who scored three consecutive goals in the first league. As Onieka advanced to the big leagues, Cho Kyu-sung’s record is quite meaningful.
Based on his performance, Cho Kyu-sung was proudly named in the team of the month in July. In the team of the month in July of the 2023-24 season announced by Denmark’s Superliga on its official channel on the 5th, Cho Kyu-sung was in the front-line right striker based on the 4-4-2 formation. Denmark’s Superliga said, “Seven different teams, eight different nationalities, and 11 talented players.”
He was also nominated for “Superliga Player of the Month” in July. Superliga’s official SNS announced on the 2nd that five players, including Cho Kyu-sung, were nominated for Player of the Month, which Superley shone in July. Five candidates, including Cho Kyu-sung, will be selected as the Player of the Month through a public vote by fans. Cho Kyu-sung’s competitors are Nuama (Norchellan), Pinbogason (Lungby), Larsson (Copenhagen) and Keller (Odense). 토토사이트
Cho Kyu-sung, who even exploded in the European competition, which was disappointing compared to his performance in the league, has a clear impact in the early stages with four goals in eight matches. It is definitely an impressive move as it is on the verge of advancing to the Europa Conference League finals. There were voices of concern toward Cho Kyu-sung heading to Denmark. It was a concern about going to the marginal leagues instead of the big leagues. However, Cho Kyu-sung is proving that his choice was right with his best performance.
The movement of his teammates toward the big leagues is also a good thing for Cho Kyu-sung. Mitwilan striker Sori Kaba succeeded in going to Spain. Meatwillan announced on its official website on the 18th that “Kaba moved to Primera Liga, Spain, and Las Palmas.” The transfer fee has not been disclosed, but the report is known to be more than 2 million euros (about 2.9 billion won) including options.
Kaba, a tall striker from Guinea, left Dijon in 2019 and moved to Mitwillan. Recently, I often went on a lease. In the 2021-2022 season, he played for outheberlei Loeburn in the Belgian Jouffiller Pro League, and in the second half of last season, he played for Cardiff City in the English Championship (Part 2). Kaba received the attention of the championship teams with eight goals and one assist in 17 matches for Cardiff City. Kaba, who was likely to go to Birmingham, wore a La Liga Las Palmas uniform.
Kaba was Cho Kyu-sung’s partner and rival. Kaba even played against Omonia. Mitwillan director Sven Grevesen said, “There have been some offers for Kaba recently, and the player himself has also been eager to transfer to Las Palmas. “Kaba showed an exemplary performance as a team member even in a situation where his future is uncertain,” he praised.
Prior to this, Gustav Isaacsen joined Lazio in Serie A, Italy. Even Kaba advanced to Spain’s La Liga, showing that it is possible to go to the big leagues if he shows competitiveness in the Danish league. If Cho Kyu-sung continues his scoring ability now, he can take over the baton to the big leagues.