Daejeon Hana Citizen’s Bae Jun-ho is close to Europe. After the game, he shared his thoughts on watching ‘the team’ that is rumored to be transferring.
The Hana One Q K League 2023 Round 28 Jeonbuk Hyundai-Daejeon Hana Citizen match kicked off at 7:30 p.m. on May 25 at Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, Jeollabuk-do. The match resulted in a 1-1 draw. Daejeon took the lead in the 34th minute through Thiago, but Jeonbuk equalized in the 38th minute through Song Min-gyu. After that, the two teams were unable to score and the match ended in a draw.
Prior to the game, Daejeon head coach Lee Min-sung shared his thoughts on the offer that came in for Bae Jun-ho. “I heard it as a positive situation,” he said, and wished Bae success. Speaking to the media after the match, Bae Jun-ho said, “The European negotiations are progressing positively. I think the final decision will be made around next week,” he said.
One of the teams that Bae is said to be heading to is English club Stoke City. Currently in the Championship (second division), Stoke City was nicknamed a “man’s club” during its time in the English Premier League due to its bold soccer style. The team relies heavily on physicality to play like a traditional English club, which might not be a good fit for ‘technician’ Bae Joon-ho. But Stoke City is a different team now.
“I even looked up YouTube (about the team). My agent watched a game with me. It’s a lot different than it used to be. If I go there and do really well, I think it’s a good club,” he said. “I heard they wanted me strongly. I think (the negotiations) went well because they wanted me so badly. Just like Cho Kyu-sung did, I want to go out and prove myself when I get the chance,” he said of the team he had already scouted. 바카라사이트
“Even if we go to Europe, it’s important to go with a lot of playing time. The second division is not an inferior league by any means. I thought I could be competitive there. It won’t be easy, but I will adapt as soon as possible and get a lot of playing time. I want to show a lot of good things,” said Bae, who is determined to put in a great performance for England.
The 20-year-old made his name at the FIFA U-20 World Cup Argentina 2023. He made a name for himself as Kim Eun Joong-ho’s technician and garnered attention for his spectacular performances during the tournament. Now, he’s looking to seize the opportunity and head out to sea. After starting in Daejeon, it will be interesting to see what Bae Joon-ho can do on the big stage.
After the game against Jeonbuk, Bae Jun-ho said goodbye to Daejeon, a city that helped him grow as a player.