Premier League Manchester United legends Park Ji-sung and Patrice Evra made a surprise visit to Denmark. South Korean striker Cho Gyu-seong also received a storm of support from legends and led his team, Mi Twiland (Denmark), to victory.
Midtjylland defeated Rumbby BK 2-1 in the 2023-2024 Danish Superliga 13th Langnude home game held at the MCH Arena in Herning, Denmark on the 28th (Korean time). With this, Midtjylland continued its undefeated streak with 4 wins and 3 draws in 7 league games. Thanks to the tremendous accumulation of points, our ranking has also improved significantly. After staying in the middle of the rankings, they suddenly entered the race for the leading position. Midtjylland, ranked 4th, has 7 wins, 3 draws, 3 losses and 24 points, and is closely chasing league leader Copenhagen (26 points).
On this day, Jeonbuk Hyundai Technical Director Park Ji-sung and French soccer legend Evra made a surprise appearance, drawing attention. Previously, the Midtjylland club announced, “Park Ji-sung and Evra will visit Midtjylland to film Cho Kyu-sung’s documentary video.” In relation to this, he said, “If you visit the Lungby game, you can meet Park Ji-sung and Evra. Park Ji-sung will visit the Midtjylland game, and Evra will also be there.” He added, “Park Ji-sung is the technical director of Cho Kyu-sung’s former team, Jeonbuk.” did.
Park Ji-sung and Evra’s presence was beyond imagination. An unforgettable fan service was presented to Danish fans. Park Ji-sung and Evra got on a coffee truck with the Korean national flag and served coffee to each and every fan.
In addition, Park Ji-sung and Evra watched the Midtjylland game and cheered for Cho Kyu-sung. Park Ji-sung and Evra were seen applauding each time an important scene appeared.
Park Ji-sung is the person who helped Jo Gyu-sung advance into Denmark. After performing well at the 2022 Qatar World Cup last year, Cho Gyu-seong received numerous love calls. However, considering the problem of adapting to the new league and his less-than-perfect physical condition, he advanced to the European stage last summer instead of winter. Park Ji-sung’s advice was very helpful. In the end, Cho Gyu-seong moved to Midtjylland and is causing a storm of goals in the Danish league as well.
Jo Gyu-seong’s performance continued in this game as well. Midtjylland adopted a 4-4-2 formation, and Cho Gyu-seong appeared as a front-line striker. He took on the role of one of the top two and worked with Franculino, a ’19-year-old top prospect’. Oliver Sørensen, Christopher Olsson, Andre Romer and Dario Osorio supported them behind the scenes. The back four was Paulinho, Mad Beck, Sverrir Ingi Ingasson, and Adam Gabriel, and the goalkeeper was Martin Freisl.
On this day, Cho Gyu-seong was not replaced and played the full 90 minutes. Although he failed to rack up offensive points, he touched the ball 34 times and hit 3 total shots. There was also one effective shot that threatened the opponent’s goal. In the 17th minute of the first half, he fired a powerful left-footed mid-range shot from a distance, but unfortunately it was blocked by the opposing goalkeeper’s super save. Two attempts at dribbling were successful. The success rate was 100%.
Also, Cho Gyu-seong took control of air superiority. We attempted 7 aerial duels and won 5 times. The pass success rate was 42%.
Statistical media also gave good evaluations to Jo Gyu-seong for his busy work. Footmob, a European statistical media, gave Jo Kyu-seong a rating of 7.4, and SofaScore gave him a rating of 7.1. It was a higher rating than Franculino, who was the top two.
This season, Cho Gyu-seong has scored a total of 6 goals, 5 in the regular league and 1 in European club competitions. Although he has continued his goal silence by failing to score for the fourth game, he is still ranked 4th in league scoring, showing off his influence.
On this day, Midtjylland took the lead with Osorio scoring the first goal in the 10th minute of the first half. Despite giving up an equalizer in the 23rd minute of the first half, Midtjylland did not collapse. They continued to attack to set the tone, and two minutes into the second half, defender Gabriel scored an additional goal to take the lead again. Midtjylland maintained its one-goal lead until the end of the game and earned 3 points. According to FootMob, Gabriel, the winner of the winning goal, recorded the highest rating of 8.7 throughout the game.
South Korean defender Lee Han-beom, who played an active part in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games and led the Hwang Seon-Hong Ho to the gold medal, was named on the substitute list that day. But he couldn’t play in the game. 먹튀검증디비
As Cho Gyu-sung showed tremendous performance this season, rumors of a transfer to the big leagues arose. Previously, Cho Kyu-sung was linked to Italian Serie A Genoa. Last month, Italy’s Calcioline said, “Anything is possible in soccer,” adding, “Cho Kyu-sung would be interested in a bigger league, and Genoa could give him a chance.”
After being the top scorer in K-League 1 during his time in Jeonbuk, Cho Kyu-sung scored multiple goals with only a header in the second match against Ghana in the group stage of the Qatar World Cup last year. He received advice from Ji-Sung Park and moved to Midtjylland, Denmark. Cho Gyu-sung’s goal storm continued on the European stage as well. He performed well even while wearing the Taegeuk symbol. Cho Gyu-seong also scored a header against Saudi Arabia in the A match held last September, giving Klinsmann his first win. Coach Jürgen Klinsmann earned his first win in six games (1 win, 3 draws, 2 losses) since taking the helm in February.
As this performance continues, other teams appear to be paying attention to Cho Kyu-sung. Genoa is considered a dark horse in Serie A. He has 3 wins, 2 draws and 5 losses this season, with 11 points and is ranked 13th in the league. His offensive power is disappointing. The team’s scoring ranks 11th in the league in this category. The only professional frontline striker on the team is Matteo Letegui. It seems that attack reinforcement is necessary to increase tactical options.
South Korean striker Cho Kyu-sung left Jeonbuk Hyundai last July and transferred to Midtjylland. He signed a five-year contract until 2028. The transfer fee is reported to be 2.6 million pounds (about 4.3 billion won).