K-League 1 (Part 1) Jeonbuk Hyundai opened the new year vigorously. He is in the middle of hardening at the clubhouse in Wanju-gun, Jeollabuk-do.
Jeonbuk has consistently been at the top of the K-League 1 since 2017, but last year they gave away the trophy to rivals Ulsan Hyundai. Although they failed to win their 6th consecutive league title and their 10th overall championship, Jeonbuk is not frustrated. Jeonbuk, which succeeded in collecting trophies for 9 consecutive years by winning the FA Cup last year and kept the 안전놀이터 pride of a famous family, used ‘failure to lose 6 consecutive league titles’ as a stimulus. While training started from the beginning of this month, the national team participating in the 2022 Qatar World Cup also joined from the afternoon training on the 10th.
It is fierce from power reinforcement. Last year, they recruited Jun Amano (Japan), who posted 10 attack points (9 goals, 1 assist) in an Ulsan uniform, and Lee Dong-jun, a “special wing” from Ulsan who played for Hertha Berlin (Germany). Central midfielder Lee Soo-bin was brought in from Pohang Steelers, and Kim Gun-woong, who can be used as a third line and defender, was recruited from Suwon FC. Goalkeeper Song Bum-keun, who headed to Japan’s J-League, filled the gap with K-League 2 (second division) FC Anyang’s Jeong Min-ki, and Oh Jae-hyeok, the main player of the U-23 national team, was also reinforced.
Jeonbuk, which has been worried about the Asian quota due to Amano’s joining, is trying to fill the lineup with foreign players as much as possible. K-League 1 can use up to 5+1 players according to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) regulations. Gambia), Gustavo (Brazil), etc.
In preparation for variables such as additional reinforcement and departure, we are still in contact with Australian national team defender Milos DeGenek (Columbus Crew) and a Brazilian striker playing in the Eastern European league. Due to the Qatar World Cup special, Milos’s ransom has skyrocketed by nearly 40% from the previously promised amount.
The winter training plan is also clear. About 30 players will participate in the two-week battery training in Barcelona and Marbella, Spain, from the 16th to the 15th of next month. During this period, 5-6 practice matches will be played against European teams such as BK Haken, the winner of the 2022 season in the Swedish first division, and Molde FK, the Norwegian champion. Former Chelsea coach Di Matteo, who recently made a relationship 안전놀이터 as a technical advisor (technical advisory) at the recommendation of technical director Park Ji-seong, also visits the Spanish camp and is looking for an image training for the FC Barcelona-Getafe Primera Liga match to be held at Camp Nou on the 22nd (Korean time). A tour is also planned.
Jeonbuk coach Kim Sang-sik said, “I will prepare for the 2023 season thoroughly by maximizing my condition and game sense in Spain, which has an optimal climate and environment. We will fight with the goal of winning as many trophies as possible, as well as recapturing the top of the lost league.”