‘You Feel a Desire to Play in Them’: Jung Woo young believes 2022 World Cup reputed Stadiums in Qatar will be great experience for players.3 min read
The big Qatar 2022 tournament will be amazing experience for players and fans, thanks to some absolutely wonderful stadiums and facilities, feels South Korean midfielder Jung Woo-young.
Korea Republic midfielder Jung Woo Young says that upcoming 2022 world cup in Qatar will be a wonderful ride for the teams coming from different corners.
Al-Sadd experienced player emphasised the fact that stadiums are fantastic and spacious for footballers to smash the field with hits can’t wait to have an opportunity to play in the 2022 World Cup.
He stated that stadiums in Qatar look in top shape for 2022 football tournament and would be incredible for players to enjoy. Jung started experiencing International professionalism since 2011 to 2018 playing for clubs in Japan and China, now is a part of the South Korean team eager to qualify for the 2022 edition, with hopes to experience his second World Cup in a country where he is currently based.
Jung is spending quality time in Qatar with great enthusiasm in a country that will host latest World Cup edition and now he is well-adapted to the life in Gulf in these two years.
“I never thought I’d love life here,” he shared with FIFA.com “Everyone is friendly and that has helped me adapt to this new lifestyle. In fact, I was delighted to find some Korean restaurants in Qatar. That said, I still share traditional Qatari meals with club-mates when we have our training camps. I love eating lamb,” he said.
Jung, who plies trade with Qatar Stars League QSL) outfit Al Sadd, has experienced the amenities being designed for the International footballing extravaganza by the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) first hand and believes they are excellent.
Three venues out of eight planned venues for the huge tournament have been inaugurated – Al Janoub stadium, Khalifa International Stadium and the Education City stadium and he got a chance to play in two of them. Jung joined Al Sadd in 2018 and has been an important part of the squad coached by Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez.
He passionately says “ It’s wonderful to drive by the stadiums. Right away you feel a desire to play in them. We had several games at the Khalifa International Stadium and Al Janoub Stadium in Al Wakrah. It’s amazing. I can imagine how the players who will be coming to the World Cup in two years’ time are going to feel. I hope I’ll be in top form then so that I can keep my spot in the national team and take part in this big tournament,” Jung quoted as saying by FIFA.com.
Korea ranks second in their qualification group and stand a golden chance of making it into the final round.
“Yes, we have a long tradition at the World Cup and we want to maintain this legacy. The qualifiers have been very difficult, and opponents want to deny us a place in the final round. It’s true we’re in second position in our group, but we’ve played one game less. Moreover, we’ll be playing three games [Turkmenistan, Lebanon and Korea DPR] on home soil, which gives us the advantage to finish top of the group and make the final qualifying round.”
A young enthusiastic personality is no longer a stranger chase World Cup moments up, having been a part of the Korea side wins over defending champions 2018 World Cup in Russia, started the game against Joachim Low’s side as they won 2-0.
“We were very happy to beat the defending world champions and prove we could compete with big teams. We wanted to progress to the last 16, but luck wasn’t on our side in the first two fixtures. We certainly weren’t happy with our group-stage exit and expected a lukewarm reception at home, but the moment we came out of the airport, we found thousands of fans waiting for us. They thanked us for our good performance. It was great to feel that appreciation from them,” he said.