The reason why ‘salary king’ Jerso gave up on Jeju and landed in Incheon

The highest-paid player in the K-League last season was Jerso (32, Guinea-Bissau/Portugal). Jerso, who received 1.7 billion won from Jeju United, moved to Incheon United ahead of this season. Of course, his salary went down.

Zerso said at the 2023 K-League Winter Battery Training Media Camp held at the Changwon International Hotel in Gyeongnam on the afternoon of the 14th, “I will try to show a good performance in Incheon as I did in Jeju.”

Regarding the reason for the transfer, he explained, “The first choice was Incheon. The salary was low, but I liked the 4-year contract period.” “In addition, Incheon was given the opportunity to participate in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL).

Gerso played an active part in American Professional Football (MLS) Sporting Kansas City and debuted in the K-League through Jeju in 2021. Starting with 5 goals and 2 assists in 32 league games in his first year, he contributed greatly to Jeju’s final A with 8 goals and 7 assists in 37 league games last season.

However, life in Jeju was not easy. Because it is an island, all expeditions had to take a plane. Zerso, who said it was difficult from the player’s point of view, said, “Incheon is close to Incheon Airport (where you can go to your home country), and there are many things you can enjoy with your family on land.” He also explained that making his family’s life easier is more advantageous for maintaining his mentality. 메이저놀이터

Regarding the winter camp in Incheon this time, Zerso smiled and said, “It was hard and difficult.” “It was a program with goals planned by the coaching staff, and everyone worked hard, including me,” he said. At the same time, he promised, “From now on, I will maintain and supplement what I have trained.”

He is also passionate about making up for his shortcomings. Zerso emphasized, “You always have to complement the final pass part when making an assist or finishing goal.” He then promised to refine this part, saying, “There is a part to be calm when deciding to pass at the end.”

Wearing an Incheon uniform, Jerso prepares for his debut in the opening game of the 2023 K League 1 away against FC Seoul on the 25th.

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