Chinese soccer has come to dominate the K League title race. Ulsan Hyundai’s ace, Uhm Won-sang, and Pohang Steelers’ ace, Ko Young-joon, were injured in an exhibition game against China.
Chinese soccer unintentionally threw a big spotlight on the resumption of the K League.
South Korea’s U-24 men’s national team, led by Hwang Sun-hong, suffered a shock 0-1 loss to China’s U-24 national team in their second exhibition match at the Jinhua Sports Center in China at 8:35 p.m. KST on Sept. 19.
In the 45th minute, South Korea conceded a counterattack with a large number of players on the attack, and China scored the game-winner after a low cutback pass from inside the left box was followed by a left-footed slot into the empty net by Sun Chin-han from the center.
In the 18th minute of the first half, Cho Young-wook left the field with a left shoulder injury after a header contest, and in the 10th minute of the second half, Ko Young-joon was forced to leave the field with a foot injury after being crushed by the weight of a falling defender while breaking into the box.
In the first leg on March 15, Uhm Won-sang, who scored two goals, left the field 24 minutes after coming on as a substitute after colliding with a Chinese player. After an MRI examination, Uhm Won-sang was diagnosed with a ligament injury in his right ankle and returned to Korea without playing the second match in a half-cast.
In just two games, the team lost three players to injury. The loss of these players is even more devastating as they play key roles for their K League clubs.
Uhm Won-sang also scored a wonder goal for Ulsan against Jeju United in a stunning solo breakaway just before the trial. His presence in the team is so strong that Ulsan’s soccer is known as “Uhm Won-sang Shift Soccer.
Ko is Pohang’s top scorer with six goals this season. Despite not scoring in his last three games, he is still the team’s top scorer. 토토사이트
Cho Young-wook is also a key player for Gimcheon Commerce in the K League 2 and will be vital to the team’s chances of promotion. Depending on how much these players need to recover, it could make a difference in the strength of the team, the promotion race, and the K League 1 title race.
We went to play one trial game and came back with one injury after another. The clubs that sent them out for the national team must be dumb and cold-hearted.