German media “Bild” reported on the 9th (Korea Standard Time), “According to Bild’s understanding, Jung Woo-young, who moved to Stuttgart this summer, will be awarded an additional fee by winning the Asian Games.” According to Bild’s survey, the amount is 750,000 euros (about 1 billion won).
The men’s national soccer team at the Asian Games, led by head coach Hwang Sun-hong, won the gold medal by beating Japan 2-1 in the final at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games at Huanglong Sports Center in Hangzhou, China, on the 7th. Jung Woo-young also led the team by scoring an equalizer in this game.
Jung Woo-young’s performance in the game was outstanding. Jung Woo-young tied the game 1-1 in the 27th minute when Baek Seung-ho shook the opponent’s defense, Hwang Jae-won scored a no-mark cross, and Jung Woo-young scored with a neat header.
Jung Woo-young scored eight goals, including the final goal, at the Asian Games and was the top scorer in the tournament. South Korea scored the first goal, but it endlessly pressured Japan, showing that South Korea is a top-level force.
German media “Kicker” breathed a sigh of relief at VfB Stuttgart on the 8th (Korea Standard Time). Jung Woo-young won the Asian Games with South Korea. Therefore, the midfielder avoided long-term military service,’ the report said. 안전놀이터
In addition, “Now Jung Woo-young only needs to complete much shorter basic military training.” Even if Jung Woo-young’s transfer fee paid by Stuttgart to SC Freiburg last summer is raised due to the achievement of the gold medal, the club will have to be happy.’
Stuttgart hopes Jung Woo-young will succeed in the sport and gain the confidence accordingly, but it could be twice as rewarding for Jung and the national team as South Korea won the tournament in China. In this case, Jung Woo-young will be exempted from 18 months of mandatory military service in Korea, and players and clubs will have one less thing to worry about.
Stuttgart coach Sebastian Hönes was also pleased with Jung Woo-young’s victory. “Now Jung Woo-young can fully focus on Stuttgart and his career,” he said. That’s why I’m so happy (to hear of his win).”
“All the team members had a video call with Jung Woo-young through FaceTime in the locker room after the game. He sat behind the bus and showed the medal. We also won the game against Wolfsburg, so it was twice as much a happy day,” he said, congratulating Jung Woo-young on his victory.
Now it’s won, and his team Stuttgart is doing pretty well. Now, if Jung Woo-young returns and adds another option, both players and clubs can grow.