The South Korean national team, led by head coach Jurgen Klinsmann, is set to play its second Group C away match against China in the second Asian qualifying round of the 2026 North-China World Cup at the Universiade Sports Center in Shenzhen, China, at 9 p.m. on the 21st. 사설토토
South Korea, which took a good first step with a 5-0 victory over Singapore, will definitely seek victory in this away match in China. In particular, the players are determined to be different because they remember losing 0-1 in the final Asian qualifying round for the 2018 Russia World Cup in Changsha, China, six years ago when they gave up a winning shot to opponent striker Yu Davao’s header.
The most important part of the match against China is also scoring ability. If the goal is not scored at an early point, it is difficult to guarantee what will happen at the end of the game due to China’s rough play. Therefore, it is important to get a quick head start through the strikers’ performance in this game.
With scoring ability becoming important, attention is also being paid to Oh Hyun-kyu. Oh Hyun-kyu joined the preliminary list for the 2022 Qatar World Cup and has been consistently listed as a striker for the Korean national team since Klinsmann’s appointment. However, the regrettable thing is that there is no A-match debut goal so far. He shook the net against Uruguay during the A-match in March, but unfortunately, the goal was canceled after the VAR.
In particular, with Cho Kyu-sung and Hwang Ui-jo continuing their well-intentioned competition for the Korean national team striker position, Hwang Ui-jo scored a total of two goals against Tunisia and Singapore, and Cho Kyu-sung scored one goal and one assist against Singapore, which is expected to make Oh Hyun-kyu even more desperate to show his skills to his fans.
Fortunately, he scored three goals this month for his team, Celtic, Scotland, and was in good condition against Aberdeen on the 13th, scoring his first multi-goal of the season.
Oh Hyun-kyu also met with reporters and said, “I want to score my debut goal as soon as possible,” and did not hide his willingness to score his first A-match goal against China. As for China’s tough football, he said, “Scotland is rougher,” indicating that he is ready to overcome it. The following is a Q&A with Oh Hyun-kyu.