Atletico Madrid defender Charlar Soeung-ji raised his thumb to Son Heung-min (Tottenham Hotspur) in front of reporters after the second game of the Coupang Play Series against Manchester City, which won 2-1 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 30th (Korea Standard Time).
Atletico, which lost 2-3 to the team K League at the same venue on the 27th, won a pleasant victory against Manchester City, which became a European champion, achieving a “treble (three gold medals)” last season in front of 64,185 spectators.
While the tight balance of zero continued, Atletico’s substitute input worked. substitute Memphis Depay scored the first goal in the 20th minute of the second half when he shook the net with a nice mid-range shot, and Yannick Carrasco, who was put in the second half like Depay, scored an additional goal with a right- footed mid-range shot in the 28th minute of the second half.
So Yun-ji, who started as a left center back in the Atletico 3-5-2 screening, played full-time in the 90th minute and helped the team win. Although he gave up one goal, he showed off his solid defense by blocking Manchester City’s strikers with “monster striker” Elling Holan at the forefront through his strong physique and fast feet from 187cm in height.
So Win-ji, who met with reporters at the mixed zone after the game, said, “He is very good at it.” He said, “I ran in front of Korean fans on the Korean stage, and it was good that I could feel the enthusiasm with great teamwork.”
Since then, So Win-ji has been asked about Son Heung-min, the captain and ace of the South Korean national soccer team. So Win-joo, who joined Atletico after his contract expired on June 30, has played for Leicester City for five years since 2018 and played in the English Premier League with Son Heung-min.
During his time in Leicester, So Win-ji gained a reputation for being very fast among many Premier League players. In the 2019/20 season, the highest speed reached 37.55 km/h, ranking sixth in the Premier League’s speed rankings.
So Win-joo, who has an advantage of fast feet, had to focus on preventing Son Heung-min, who has the same fast feet and is good at dribbling whenever he faced Tottenham. Regarding Son Heung-min, who has faced off several times on the Premier League stage for five years, So Win-joo praised him, saying, “He is a very good guy.”
He added, “I’ve dealt with Son Heung-min a lot, and he’s a very good person both as a human and as a player,” adding, “I feel good whenever I play against him, and I want to praise Son Heung-min’s human part very much.”listen to pronunciationCopysave translationsave translationsee more
So Yun-ju, who raised his thumb to Son Heung-min, was finally asked how to pronounce his name. The name of Turkiye defender Chalar Söwinzhu is known to be very difficult to pronounce from the fans’ point of view because it is “Çagılar Söyüncü” in Turkiyeh.
In Korean media, “Çağlar Söyüncü” is marked as “Charlar Soewinji.” Coupang Play and broadcasters also called them “Soeunji” when introducing the starting lineup or calling the name of the player.
be hard to pronounce When asked how to call his name himself, So Yun-ji smiled and pronounced it close to “Charlars So Yun-ju,” telling fans how to call his name.