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Cho Gue-sung, the South Korean ‘9’ who already has more goals than Kane, Lewandowski and Lautaro in Qatar 2022

Goals to the rhythm of K-Pop. Cho Gue-sung He was the protagonist of a great match between Ghana and his South Korean team. Despite the defeat, the ‘9′ of the Asian team shone with a double that has already positioned him among the goalscorers of the World Cup Qatar 2022 unexpectedly. And he still hopes to continue scoring more so that his team can advance to the round of 16.

First of all, who is it? The 24-year-old South Korean ‘9’ plays for Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors in K League 1 and has been a member of his country’s senior team since September 2021. In 2022, he was the top scorer in the South Korean league with 14 goals in 26 games. In addition, he scored four goals with his team before the Qatar 2022 World Cup and all this allowed him to be included in the final list of the soccer event.

In the debut against Uruguay, he could not start, as he would have wanted, but with almost 20 minutes on the field he convinced his coach that he should start in the next game against Ghana.

So it was. Cho Gue-sung entered the starting eleven of the Asian team and did not miss his opportunity. His team was not having a good time, it was down 2-0, and he was in charge of scoring two goals in less than three minutes to partially equalize the score. Unfortunately, he was unable to prevent his team from being defeated after the final whistle (2-3).

Be that as it may, the South Korean ‘9’ has already surpassed several center-forwards who, at this point, were expected to have more goals than him in Qatar 2022. Footballers of the stature of Harry Kane, Robert Lewandowski and Lautaro Martínez fell short, and that that the three have played more minutes as they are the undisputed starters for their respective teams.

Of regulation time, Cho Gue-sung has played 106 minutes so far and has already celebrated two goals. Kane hasn’t scored a goal in 166 minutes, neither has Lautaro in 153′, and Lewandowski only celebrated one in 180 minutes.

Also, to continue with the comparison, the South Korean ‘9′ has made four direct shots on goal in that time. For his part, Harry Kane has not yet taken a direct shot, nor has Lautaro and Lewandowski only three.

In this way, Cho Gue-sung is already telling the time in his position. Even, he already has more interference than other ‘9 ′ like Romelu Lukaku, who barely has 10 minutes with Belgium.

In addition, he is the center forward with the most goals in his group for now. Neither Iñaki Williams (Ghana), nor Cristiano Ronaldo (Portugal), nor Luis Suárez (Uruguay) compete in goals. Although, of course, we still have to see the duel later on between the Portuguese and the Uruguayans, where surely one of the forwards will increase his story. For now, the South Korean is the most effective and the one with the greatest contribution to his selection.

Source: Elcomercio

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