Director Kim Sang-shik “The 2023 season to find Jeonbuk-likeness, I will continue to dream of winning 3 crowns”

K-League 1 (Part 1) Jeonbuk Hyundai’s 2022 season was truly eventful. In ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2022’, with 21 wins, 10 draws, 7 losses, and 73 points, it gave away the championship trophy to rival Ulsan Hyundai (76 points). On October 8 last year, a 1-2 defeat in the away match in the final round led to a frustration of 6 consecutive defeats. However, the winning DNA of the ‘Green Corps’ did not disappear. After beating FC Seoul, he climbed to the top of the ‘Hanawon Q FA Cup 2022’ and succeeded in winning the title for 9 consecutive years.

Jeonbuk coach Kim Sang-shik (47) was not satisfied. The short moment when he stood on the podium and lifted the FA Cup was all he had time to rejoice. The burden soon came. While looking back on the two years he had walked as the Jeonbuk Command Tower, he also needed to think about his next move. After some time, the final decision of the club was ‘renewal’. It was judged that it had achieved reasonable results during the transitional period when grades had to be produced amid the inevitable generational change. As such, his burden increased even more. Manager Kim is well aware of the club’s high expectations and sympathizes with the fans’ thirst.

Coach Kim, who met at the clubhouse in Wanju-gun, Jeonbuk on the 9th, said, “It was a time where I felt and learned a lot. He thought a lot about where Jeonbuk was heading and what it would need. In particular, I was sorry (to the fans) for the low home win rate and frustrating performance,” he said. “We have to regain the title we missed. I was hungry, and my desperation grew. We will prepare harder.”

Coach Kim said ‘Jeonbuk-style football’. There are three key points. ▲Strong forward pressure ▲Challenging play ▲unique pattern soccer etc. “There is no more retreating football. Our own soccer has become more important than adapting to the opponent. Coach Kim explained, “We are preparing for soccer that runs to take it away, not soccer that waits for (the ball).”

Jeonbuk, who gritted their teeth to restore their pride, is spending their preseason more intensely than any other team. Major reinforcements are underway across all positions. They recruited a wide range of players, from foreign players to domestic players, such as Jun Amano (Japan), who won the Ulsan championship last season, and Rafael Silva (Brazil), who had a heyday in the J-League and Chinese Super League, to create a ‘winning power’. 메이저사이트

Coach Kim said, “Due to the special 2022 World Cup in Qatar, the ransom of players has risen a lot. Amano and Rafael have joined the existing Gustavo (Brazil) and Mo Barlow (Gambia), but the winter transfer market has just begun. We have to keep in mind additional departures,” he said. “We maintain ties with Australian national team defender Milos Degenek (Columbus Crew) and Brazilian striker in the European league. There are many variables depending on the future reinforcement situation,” he said.

The goal remains the same. As always, it is a treble (three crowns). The league, FA Cup, and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League win together. Coach Kim said, “Of course, we will regain the league title. Regardless of what others say, if it is Jeonbuk, it is right to challenge for three crowns. Even if it’s a dream that can’t come true, I’m always preparing.”

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