Cho Hyun-woo is cheering after making a save in the penalty shootout during the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup Round of 16 match between Korea and Saudi Arabia held at Al Rayyan Education City Stadium in Qatar on the 30th (local time).
Global sports media ESPN highlighted Klinsmann’s advancement to the quarterfinals of the Asian Cup.
The Korean national soccer team, led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann, won with 4PSO2 in a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw in the Asian Cup round of 16 against Saudi Arabia held at the Education City Stadium in Al Rayyan, Qatar on the 31st (Korean time).
It was not an easy game. Korea, which had conceded a goal to Saudi Arabia early in the second half, recovered with a dramatic equalizer in the 54th minute of the second half when defeat was in sight. They then showed their power to overturn the result with a penalty shootout victory.
Striker Cho Gyu-seong, who had been criticized for his poor performance, became the protagonist of a dramatic equalizer, and goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo, who had been shaken by conceding goals in three consecutive games, became a hero by making two saves in the penalty shootout.
Afterwards, ESPN said, “Korea was on the verge of its worst Asian Cup result since the 1992 tournament (elimination from the preliminary round) until just before the end of the second half. “Coach Klinsmann was on the verge of paying the price for his poor performance,” he said. “Saudi Arabia erected a high barrier and received enthusiastic support from the audience.”
He continued, “After Cho Kyu-sung’s equalizing goal at the end of the second half, the game went to overtime, and Korea won dramatically in the penalty shootout.” “Korea defeated Saudi Arabia with steely determination and will meet Australia in the quarterfinals.” “There could not have been a more appropriate situation.”
South Korea’s Cho Hyun-woo is rejoicing with the players after showing off a save in the penalty shootout during the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Qatar Asian Cup Round of 16 match between Korea and Saudi Arabia held at Al Rayyan Education City Stadium in Qatar on the 30th (local time). .
The media also highlighted the performance of Cho Hyun-woo, who made several saves throughout the game and blocked two shots in the penalty shootout.
ESPN said, “Cho Hyun-woo is a player who emerged as a surprise starting goalkeeper at the 2018 Russia World Cup. He made a name for himself by leading the team to victory with a heroic performance against Germany, the defending champion at the time,” he said, adding, “After six years, he became the team’s savior on the big stage again.”
The media said, “There was a lot of speculation that Cho Hyun-woo would go to Europe after the World Cup in Russia. However, things did not work out as planned and he was unable to leave Korea,” he said. “In this tournament, he was pushed out by Kim Seung-gyu and became a candidate goalkeeper, but due to Kim Seung-gyu’s injury, he played and created an amazing comeback victory for Korea today.” 고스톱