On South Korea’s 22-man Olympic football list went to Tokyo this month, Kwon Chang-hoon is the lone player with earlier Summer Games insight.
Furthermore, it was anything but an especially critical one, as South Korea got taken out of the quarterfinals at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Kwon accomplished more than his part, scoring three objectives and one aid four matches, yet it wasn’t sufficient to send South Korea more profound into the competition.
Presently 27, Kwon is back in the Olympic blend, this time as one of three overage players in the under-24 group. Addressing correspondents before training on Monday, Kwon said he is prepared to share what he gained from Rio with his more youthful colleagues.
Midfielder Ready to Apply Lessons
Kwon, midfielder for Suwon Samsung Bluewings, is joined by FC Girondins de Bordeaux forward Hwang Ui-jo and Beijing Guoan protector Kim Min-jae in the overage gathering. Kwon, the second-most established individual from the group behind the 28-year-old Hwang, said the triplet have effectively plunked down to examine what they need to do as pioneers.
According to sports news reports, Kwon finished his European stretch recently to rejoin Suwon in the K League. He played sparingly for the German side SC Freiburg prior to returning home and still can’t seem to play for Suwon on the grounds that the K League has been in middle of the season break to represent global matches.
That has prompted worries about Kwon’s absence of sharpness in front of a tight Olympic competition. South Korea will play two tuneup matches one week from now – against Argentina on July 13 and afterward France on July 16 – and afterward play three gathering matches in a seven-day length at the Olympics.