Cho Kyu-sung (Meatwillan) is definitely ahead in the striker battle.
The national soccer team, Klinsmannhoe, has a three-way battle for strikers. Cho Kyu-sung and Hwang Eui-jo (Norwich City) are competing with Oh Hyun-gyu (Celtic). Jürgen Klinsmann has given them even playing time since his arrival, but recently, Cho has been trusted.
Since his move to Denmark, Cho has scored six goals and settled in nicely. His physicality is still there, as well as his work rate and door-to-door movement. He even found the back of the net in the September A-match against Saudi Arabia. He is also capable of pressing forward from the front, making him a solid attacking option for the Klinsmanns.
In fact, Cho started all three of the September A matches, starting against El Salvador (1-1) in June and ending with a 4-0 win over Tunisia on Sept. 13. Although he only scored one goal, he was Klinsmann’s choice to play up top and down the middle. His link-up play with the second-stringers is also good, solidifying his place in the starting lineup.메이저사이트
Hwang Ui-jo, who was a regular striker under former coach Paulo Bento, has struggled to find playing time at his club and has fallen down the pecking order. The last time Hwang started for the national team was against Uruguay (1-1 draw) in March. In the five games since then, he has come off the bench.
Hwang joined Norwich City on loan from Nottingham Forest of the English Premier League (EPL) in the summer transfer window. However, in seven games for Norwich City, Hwang has one assist and no goals. Luckily, he found the back of the net against Tunisia. It’s been almost four months since he scored for the national team since June 20 against El Salvador. As if to prove his point, Hwang even took a moment to celebrate after scoring.
Oh Hyun-gyu, the youngest of the strikers, has also returned from injury, but his playing time has been extremely short. In seven games, he has yet to find the back of the net. The same is true for the national team. He came off the bench in both of Klinsmann’s first two A matches in March and impressed, and even got a start against Peru (0-1 loss) in June. However, he was only used as a substitute against El Salvador and Saudi Arabia. He was on the bench against Wales (0-0 draw) and Tunisia.
For the Vietnam game, he’ll likely experiment as the opposition is objectively lesser in quality. It will be interesting to see if Hwang Eui-jo and Oh Hyun-gyu get a chance to start in place of star striker Cho Kyu-sung.