Cho Kyu-sung (25, Mittwillan), who has been tasting goals since his European debut, has been named to the Danish Superliga’s ‘Best 11 of Round 1’.
The Danish Superliga announced the best team of the first round on its official website on June 26 (KST). Cho Kyu-sung made the list. He played alongside Matthias Kvistgaard (Brønnby) in a 4-4-2 formation.
Cho made his debut in the opening match of the 2022-2023 Danish Superliga at the MCH Arena in Herning, Denmark on Sept. 22, leading his team to a 1-0 victory. His goal in the 11th minute of the second half proved to be the game-winner.
Wearing the No. 10 shirt, Cho Kyu-sung opened the scoring in the 11th minute with a powerful header off a cross from the left. It was a goal reminiscent of his goal against Ghana at the Qatar 2022 World Cup, and he didn’t forget his signature finger heart gesture.
Cho Kyu-sung was substituted after about 73 minutes on the pitch. The home fans gave him a standing ovation as he walked off the field. Even after the game, Cho Kyu-sung went to the stands to greet the fans, and the Meatwillan fans responded with a huge cheer.
Cho’s performance deserved to be applauded even without the goal, as he continued to torment the Vidobre defense with his aggressive pressing and high delivery throughout the match. If it weren’t for the fact that he was unlucky to see a sharp left-footed curler hit the crossbar in the 24th minute, he could have scored multiple goals.
Cho Kyu-sung was awarded both the official man of the match (MOTM) and the team’s top rating. According to soccer stats outlet Couch Score, he earned a 7.8 rating for his wide-ranging play, which included one goal, four shots (one on target), one on goal, and three key passes. That was the second-best overall rating on the team, behind opposing goalkeeper Filip Dukic (8.5), who made six saves.
It was also a significant goal for Mittwillan. The Vidobre match was his 1,000th game. If it weren’t for Cho Kyu-sung’s valuable goal, the team would not have been able to celebrate the milestone with a win.
“The winner of the opening match was Cho Kyu-sung, who scored the winning goal with a great header on his debut,” said Mittwillan after the game. It was also the 1000th official match in the club’s history.” “Cho was a big threat to the opposing defense. He found the back of the net and helped his teammates in the first game of the season.”
“Mittwillan has started the new season in a great way. Our new striker Cho Kyu-sung had a real dream debut. He scored the winner in the second half. He made it 1-0 with a sure header.”
After his ‘dream debut’, Cho said, “I’m very happy to have made my debut. I scored a goal today, and I’m happy with that. But I’ll forget about it because I have a lot of matches ahead. I need to focus on the upcoming matches and adapt to Danish football.” When asked if he could score again in the next game, he answered “yes” with a smile and promised two goals in a row.
Superga also recognized Cho’s performance. He included him in his best 11 of the first round and wrote: “Has Mittwillan found a new striker? Cho Kyu-sung certainly showed an interesting side against Vidobre. He did well in the match and even scored after a few moves. He finished off a Paulinho cross for the only goal of the game.” 스포츠토토
Cho Kyu-sung will now look to take on the challenge of European competition. Mitwylan will play their first leg of the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) second qualifying round at home on July 27. Their opponent will be Progress Nidercom (Luxembourg), who advanced after defeating KF Gjilani (Kosovo).