Ghent drew 1-1 with Anderlecht in the 14th round of the 2023-24 Eredivisie at the KAA Ghent Arena in Ghent, Belgium, on Wednesday. Third-placed Gent, with 27 points, failed to close the gap on second-placed Anderlecht (28 points).
The matchup between the top teams in the Belgian league drew attention. Hong Hyun-seok started on the left side of Gent’s back three. He was substituted in the 80th minute after playing a key role for the team. He didn’t add any offensive points.굿모닝토토
This season, Hong has experienced an unforgettable development: He has started nine Belgian league games and scored two goals. Klinsmann has taken an interest in him to the point where he can almost see it in his eyes. As a result, he is consistently called up to the national team.
The Asian Games gold medal also solved his military service problem. Along with Lee Kang-in, Seol Young-woo, and Jung Woo-young, Hong helped South Korea win gold at the Asian Games in Hangzhou. He scored a picturesque free-kick goal against China and even performed a ‘hissing ceremony’.
Hong, who has proven himself in the Belgian league, also hides his desire to play in the big leagues. “I want to play in the Bundesliga after experiencing the German third division. Wherever they call me, I want to go,” he said, expressing his desire for a higher league.
Klinsmann called up Hong in October and again in November for the second round of World Cup qualifiers. After the Belgian league, Hong boarded a plane back to South Korea.