Centerback Choi Seok-hyeon (20, Dankook University) was recognized by European experts for his top-notch potential in Korean soccer.
Fifth-year scout Marc Pinue (Portugal) 토토사이트 gave Choi Seok-hyun a perfect score of 10 on the 3rd (Korean time), saying, “As a central defender, I am not very tall (178 cm), but I make up for it with excellent positioning and brave tackle.” .
Pinue is the manager in Korea and Japan for ‘Youth Scouting’, a talent search company. “Even though he is a centre-back, his contribution to scoring is very good. He explained that he made a big contribution to advancing to the semifinals of the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup.”
Choi Seok-hyun played full-time in the rest of the group stage except for the 3rd match in the group stage, where he failed to play due to accumulated warnings, supporting Korea’s 4th place in the FIFA U-20 World Cup. The consecutive scoring in the 16th and 8th rounds was the ‘goal-scoring defender’ itself.
He also scored 1 goal and 1 help in the finals of the 2023 Asian Football Federation (AFC) U-20 Championship. His modest height and top-notch goal involvement ability as a center back reminds me of Sergio Ramos (37, Spain).
“Personally, my favorite Korean soccer talent,” said Pinue, revealing that he is watching his development with affection. Choi Seok-hyun also took up the largest portion among Koreans in the ‘Mundial Scout’ report, which was released in French, Spanish, Portuguese, and English in June of this year.