Full-time + praise from a manager who’s been watching him since his Munich days

“This is why we signed Jung Woo-young (24, Stuttgart).”

“VfB Stuttgart head coach Sebastian Hoeneß said that the newcomer had a good game,” the German ‘Kicker’ reported on June 21 (KST).

Jung joined the Bayern Munich youth team in 2018 and moved to SC Freiburg in 2019. In the 2020-2021 season, he scored four goals in 21 league appearances to earn a spot in the first team, and in the 2021-2022 season, he scored five goals and provided two assists in 32 league appearances, raising expectations.

However, the competition for a starting spot was not easy. In 2022-2023, he appeared in 26 league games, mostly as a substitute, but only for 638 minutes. He only managed one goal and one assist.

After the end of the 2022-2023 season, Stuttgart, who managed to stay up, expressed interest in signing him, with Stuttgart head coach Sebastian Hoeneß having already coached him in the Bayern Munich second team.

After leaving Freiburg and donning a new jersey, Jung played the full match against VfL Bochum in the first round of the 2023-2024 Bundesliga at the MHP-Arena in Stuttgart on September 19.

Jung started alongside frontline striker Serge Girasci, left winger Chris Fürich, and Silas Katompa Mbampa. It was a two-man central attacking midfield role that worked well with his new number 10 shirt.

Stuttgart opened the scoring in the 18th minute with a goal from Girasi. Danexel Zagadou added a second in the 38th minute from a corner kick to make it 2-0 at halftime, before Mbampa scored back-to-back goals in the 15th and 22nd minutes of the second half. In the 32nd minute of the second half, Girasi rattled the net again to make it 5-0.

Jung Woo-young did not record an offensive point. However, he played the entire game and was the “lubricant” that helped the offense flow smoothly.

With 50 total touches in the game, he attempted 38 passes, all to teammates, and created one chance and two shots on goal.

After the game, Coach Hoeness said, “Woo-Young Jung was fluid between the opposition lines and full of energy. He was technically excellent and strong in his sprints.”

“He can play in a variety of positions on the attacking side. He can play on both wings and in the center. That’s why we signed him.”

“If he could have scored, he would have had a really good game,” Hoennes said, adding that he was disappointed that he didn’t find the back of the net. 파워볼사이트