Reporter Choi Song-ah = “I expect that Hong-cheol’s overlapping will become sharper. Last year, there were injuries and difficulties adapting to the team, but this year he will do well enough.”
One of the names that Choi Won-kwon, coach of the professional football K League 1 Daegu FC, emphasized while talking about the 2023 season is Hong-cheol (33), the starting fullback.
He played for Ulsan Hyundai and received attention wearing a Daegu uniform ahead of the 2022 season, but had a rough year, suffering from injuries from the beginning.
Among them, he is the only player from Daegu who returned from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, and he is eager to say that his second season in Daegu will be different from last year.
Hongcheol, whom we met on the 1st at the K-League winter field training media camp in Namhae, Gyeongsangnam-do, said, “Last year, I played Daegu’s soccer for the first time, so it seems natural that I was not accustomed to it. But now that I’m in my second year, I know what to do. There is no excuse,” he said.
Hongcheol’s heart was heavier because the team had to compete for survival in the lower ranks while things did not work out in many ways in the first year of the transfer, which must have been burdensome.
He said, “Daegu’s members aren’t flashy, but they’re a hard-working and tenacious team, so it was very difficult when we met as opponents, but I blamed myself to the point where I wondered if it was like this when I came.” “he confessed.
“This year, the team’s goal is to become a team that doesn’t easily lose points. Rather than avoiding relegation, we want to do well from the beginning and repay the love we received from the fans by enjoying it together,” he emphasized.
Hongcheol feels encouraged that he has had time to reorganize for about a month after the World Cup and is spending a healthy pre-season.
He said, “I haven’t been able to do much winter training for the past 3-4 years due to injuries, the new coronavirus infection (Corona 19), and the national team schedule. I’m looking forward to it myself,” he said.
He continued, “We had morning and afternoon training in the South Sea for a month, and since the weather was cold, the grass was frozen, so we had to be careful. I will be able to play better,” he added.
‘Hongcheol’s cross → Edgar’s goal’, a combination that was not played last year, is one of the scoring formulas Daegu is most looking forward to this season.
Edgar returned this season after terminating his contract in March of last year when he had to undergo surgery for an Achilles tendon injury.
Hongcheol smiled, saying, “One of the reasons I came to Daegu was because of Edgar, but it was regrettable that I couldn’t be with him because of an injury.”카지노사이트
“I have participated in the World Cup and have experienced winning the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) and the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup, so I do not have a personal goal,” he said flatly. Would”
“Thanks to Daegu calling me when football was not the best and difficult, I was able to participate in another World Cup. I want to put aside my personal greed and help the team climb a little higher.”