Kwon Chang-hoon (29) has not been able to easily regain his prime after an Achilles tendon rupture injury ahead of the 2018 Russia World Cup. Soccer fans expressed their disappointment as they watched his slump prolong.
However, as the saying goes, ‘the most important thing is an unbreakable heart’, Kwon Chang-hoon’s fighting spirit for soccer was still burning. Rather than a negative gaze, he is Kwon Chang-hoon, who will focus on the path he wants to go.
Sports Korea met with Kwon Chang-hoon in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do, the first winter training ground for Kim Cheon’s 2023 season, and talked about the 2022 Qatar World Cup and the future player’s career.
After successfully completing the 2016 season at Suwon Samsung, Kwon Chang-hoon will immediately wear the uniform of French Ligue 1 Dijon, one of Europe’s top 5 leagues. And the 2017-2018 season, the second season of Kwon Chang-hoon’s transfer, was truly a ‘sensation’. His activity and speed, as well as dribbling, passing, crossing, and shooting, were all unquestionable Kwon Chang-hoon.
Kwon Chang-hoon even scored three consecutive goals in the league in April 2018, the second half of the season, and ended the season with a tremendous performance of 11 goals and 3 assists in 34 league games. He became the fourth Korean soccer player to score 10 or more goals in the top five European leagues, following Cha Bum-geun, Park Joo-young, and Son Heung-min. With the 2018 World Cup in Russia just around the corner, Kwon Chang-hoon was regarded by experts as the core of the national team as much as Son Heung-min.
However, at the end of Kwon Chang-hoon’s career high season, something unfortunate happens. Kwon Chang-hoon suffered a serious injury in the final match against Angers, rupturing his Achilles tendon. With the World Cup imminent, he suffered an injury that required at least three to six months of recovery and was forced to be excluded from the World Cup roster.
Afterwards, Kwon Chang-hoon, who went through Freiburg in Germany and Suwon Samsung, his parent team, enlisted in the Kimcheon Managing Director ahead of the 2022 season to solve military problems. However, he finished the season without scoring a single goal even though he participated in as many as 35 games, including the 2022 K League 1 and the promotion playoffs. 카지노사이트 The team was also relegated to K-League 2 after one season of promotion.
However, Kwon Chang-hoon received the steady trust of Paulo Bento, the former coach of the Korean national soccer team, and succeeded in qualifying for the Qatar World Cup team. Kwon Chang-hoon was the only player who was selected without scoring in the league among players classified as midfielders, excluding the central midfielder. Kwon Chang-hoon did not go to the World Cup in 2018, which was a’career high’, due to a serious injury called an Achilles tendon rupture, but rather, in 2022, a’career low’, he stepped on the World Cup stage.