Striker Cho Gyu-seong, who plays for Midtjylland in the Danish Superliga (1st division), continued his upward trend by recording his first assist for his new team.토토사이트
Midtjylland drew 1-1 at home against Aarhus in the 7th round of the 2023/24 Danish Superliga season held at the MCH Arena in Herning, Denmark on the 4th (Korean time). Cho Gyu-seong, who started as a starter in this day’s game, played 86 minutes until being substituted in the 41st minute of the second half and went to the bench, recording one assist and contributing to the team’s winning points.
Based on Cho Gyu-seong’s performance, Midtjylland escaped from the swamp of consecutive losses and maintained mid-table status. After the opening, Midtjylland was on the rise with two consecutive wins, but faltered after losing 0-4 in the third round match. They seemed to be rebounding by winning 2-1 against Belle in the 4th round, but lost 0-1 against Brunby in the 5th round, and suffered a shock 0-3 loss against Norsjälland in the 6th round, plummeting to the middle of the rankings.
Although they were unable to achieve a home win against Aarhus, they were satisfied with overcoming the crisis of three consecutive losses and changing the atmosphere ahead of the international break. Midtjylland ranks 6th out of 12 teams in the Superliga with 10 points with 3 wins, 1 draw, and 3 losses. First place is FC Copenhagen, a team that advanced to the UEFA Champions League finals with 18 points.
From Cho Gyu-seong’s perspective, it is welcome that he has overcome his hamstring (back muscle) injury. Cho Kyu-sung, who had established himself as a key striker for Midtjylland early on by scoring three goals in the first four games of the Superliga, was substituted in the first half due to thigh pain during the game against Brunby on the 21st of last month, raising concerns. Jo Gyu-seong, who was sitting on the bench after receiving treatment, had a bandage wrapped around his thigh. As his position rival Sori Cava had decided to transfer to Las Palmas in Spain, there were quite a few concerns within the team about Cho Gyu-seong’s absence.
In fact, Midtjylland bowed its head in a crushing 0-3 loss in the 6th round match against Norsjällan, which was played without him.
Midtjylland and Cho Kyu-sung’s agency expected his absence to last at least two weeks, but fortunately he succeeded in returning early. Cho Gyu-seong missed the 6th round match on August 28, but made his return on the 1st, playing 120 minutes until extra time in the away match against Legia Warsaw in the UEFA Europa Conference League (UECL) playoffs. Then, three days later, in the game against Aarhus, he showed a clear recovery by creating attack points.
Cho Gyu-seong, who started as a striker under the 4-4-2 formation along with Ola Brynhildsen, who was recently recruited from Molde, Norway, passed a pass to Brynhildsen next to him inside the penalty area in the 26th minute of the first half, and Brynhildsen scored. connected to
Cho Gyu-seong had scored 4 goals, including 3 goals in the Super Liga and one goal in the UEFA Europa Conference League qualifiers, but this was his first time providing an assist. According to soccer statistics website FootMob, Cho Gyu-seong also played a big role in defense on this day, including one successful tackle, two clearances, and four successful aerial duels. Jo Gyu-seong also received a FootMob rating of 7.8, the highest in the team.
However, Midtjylland gave up an equalizer in the 38th minute of the second half and failed to secure a victory.
Cho Gyu-seong moved from Jeonbuk Hyundai to Midtjylland in mid-July for a transfer fee of approximately 4 billion won. Since the Danish league is not well-known in Korea, some people raised the opinion that it would be better to go to an English second division club that had sent a love call, but Cho Gyu-sung pointed out to him and insisted on playing Midtjylland, which he had wanted for a long time. With one more month left until the European transfer market closes, he decided to transfer to Midtjylland before the K-League market closed, making him laugh and securing a replacement for Jeonbuk Province, Park Jae-yong (formerly Anyang), creating a win-win situation for both sides.
Cho Kyu-sung also continued his success at Midtjylland, and Gustav Isaksen, who played as a winger for his current team, went to Italian Serie A Lazio and Cava went to Las Palmas, making it known that it was possible to advance to the big league in Denmark.
After completing 50 hectic days in Midtjylland, Cho Gyu-seong will join the Klinsmann team, which will play friendly matches against Wales and Saudi Arabia in England on the 8th and 13th, and prepare for the A match.
After he finishes the game against Saudi Arabia, he will come back to Denmark and play the 8th round of the league against Viborg FF on the 16th.