Jung Seunghyun is one of Korea Republic’s most promising centre-backs, now looking to make his breakthrough and find consistent minutes with the first team.
Jung played in every minute during Korea Republic’s run to the quarter-finals at the Olympic Football Tournament Rio 2016 and is clearly trusted by Korea Republic head coach Shin Taeyong. Shin was the coach of the Olympic squad at Rio 2016, with him now opting to bring Jung to Russia ahead of a few more experienced defenders.
The young 6ft 3ins centre-back has played for Ulsan Hyundai in the K-League with his most recent club stint coming in Japan for Sagan Tosu.
Jang Hyunsoo and Kim Younggwon are the most likely centre-back pairing, however the likes of Jung, Yun Youngsun and Oh Bansuk will be hungry to challenge them for starting spots at Russia 2018.