‘Burden, Yoon Bit-garam, national team.’
These are the three factors that sergeant Lee Young-jae (Senior Director Kim Cheon), four months away from being discharged from the military, was able to strengthen his mind.
Lee Young-jae is set to be discharged in June. He enlisted in Gimcheon in 2021 and is about to be discharged. He mentioned three factors that come as good stimulants at the 2023 K-League Winter Field Training Media Camp recently held at the Songjeong Hotel in Busan.
The first is ‘burden’. Last year, Kim Cheon earned the nickname of ‘Real Kim Cheon’ with national team-level players. However, as it finished 11th in the league, it was relegated to the second division due to the Daejeon Hanati season in the promotion playoffs.
Lee Young-jae said, “When I enlisted last year, those words and articles did not burden me. I thought that good grades would come out naturally if I enjoyed it and did well with good players, but there is a burden this year as the grades we hoped for did not come out.”
The second reason is that a well-intentioned competitor joined. Lee Young-jae’s former team, Suwon FC, recruited Yoon Bit-garam ahead of this season. If Lee Young-jae joins the team after being discharged from the military, a competitive landscape will inevitably form. Competitiveness naturally follows. 토토사이트
He said, “It would be a lie if I said I didn’t care. Get stimulated. A midfielder who is said to be the best in the K-League came in. It seems to be a good stimulant, and I think the cause for my further development has been created,” he said. So I think we need to do better.”
The last one is the ‘representative team’. Lee Young-jae was called by former coach Paulo Bento during the 2021 Bento overseas field training, but has since been quiet. He was absent from the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. He said, “In fact, last year, he could not achieve his personal goals and his promise to the national team. He seems to have been complacent at the time. What I learned when I couldn’t make it to the national team was how to live in a unit and how to train. It was good because I realized a lot.”
He added, “I’m excited. The year of the discharge was also bright, and I am in a position to start. It hurts my heart to see Kim Cheon start in part 2, but I’m also grateful for that. He is trying to finish as well as possible as a player.”