Jeong Tae-wook (Jeonbuk Hyundai) expressed his feelings about facing Alvaro Morata (Atletico Madrid).
Team K-League won a 3-2 come-from-behind victory against Atletico at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 27th in a friendly match in the 2023 Coupang Play Series.
On this day, Jung Tae-wook started as a center back for the team K-League and walked the pitch for 45 minutes. He kept bumping into opponent striker Morata. Jung Tae-wook handled it a little rough, pulling off his uniform top to block Morata.
Morata, whose match was not resolved, was also seen getting angry. Jung Tae-wook pulled Morata’s top and knocked it over, then went back to the rear. Then Morata protested against the referee and expressed his anger. At this time, Lee Seung-woo, who is fluent in Spanish, comforted Morata, but his anger did not subside. Rather, he spoke to Lee Seung-woo with a rough expression. Sparks flew at the poor Lee Seung-woo.
Jeong Tae-wook, who we met in the Mixed Zone after the game, said, “Morata, who collided with me the most, is the most memorable.” Seeing how excited Morata was, he thought he should apologize after it was over. When the first half was over, he said he was sorry and said, ‘This is football.’” Jung Tae-wook said that he resolved the misunderstanding with Morata in English.
Morata failed to score that day, but proved his worth. Every time he cut the net, he was caught offside and swallowed regret. Jung Tae-wook said, “The movement is definitely good. He has many movements that appear before his eyes and then suddenly disappear. As a result, I keep checking it,” he said. “There is a lot of movement with Morata running back after being in front, but luckily, it seems to have been caught offside a lot.”
Team K-League proved the potential of the K-League by beating Atletico. Jeong Tae-wook highly appreciated director Hong Myung-bo’s ability. He said, “Coach Hong Myung-bo and Coach Won-kwon Choi led the team well. The coach asked for something very organized, and it seems that the best players in the (league) fulfilled that well.” The director has the ability to control and clearly pays attention to organizational skills. I felt a lot about why I was ranked first in the K-League.”
It was an event match, but coach Hong Myung-bo was ‘sincere’. Jeong Tae-wook said, “From the time the director met, he showed me (like a longing) for victory. It seems that we also took the game a little more seriously in line with that.”
Jeong Tae-wook, who belongs to Jeonbuk, will participate in a friendly against Paris Saint-Germain on the 3rd of next month. He will once again compete with world-class players. However, PSG has excluded Kylian Mbappe from this tour, and Neymar, who is recovering from an injury, is uncertain.
Jung Tae-wook said, “I had a very good experience and it was so much fun. I am excited and looking forward to seeing PSG.” But I will do my best so that I can win.”