Gangwon FC, which leaped from the relegation zone (2021) to the top 6 in the top split in a year, had Kim Dae-won (26) and Yang Hyun-jun (21) at the forefront of the attack. The ‘two aces’ discovered by Gangwon and Korean soccer last year will also be put to the test this year.
At the 2023 K-League Winter Battery Training Media Camp press conference held at the Songjeong Hotel in Busan on the 10th, Kim Dae-won and Yang Hyun-joon made clear their self-awareness of ‘more responsibility’.메이저사이트 Last season, Kim Dae-won recorded the most attack points among all players with 12 goals and 13 assists in the league, and was selected as the best 11. Yang Hyeon-joon also won the Young Player Award by posting 8 goals and 4 assists in his debut season. Teams facing Gangwon now need to study how to attack Kim Dae-won and Yang Hyeon-joon.
The trust of the club was expressed through the uniform number. Kim Dae-won changes the so-called ‘ace number’ from 17 to 10, and Yang Hyun-joon from 47 to 7. Kim Dae-won said, “I had a lot of trouble with changing his number because he had a good season with number 17. He thought he would have a different mindset going into the game with the number 10 hanging in the locker room than with the number 17 hanging in it,” he explained the reason for the change. He explained that it was to whip himself through the number.
The same goes for Hyunjun Yang. He said, “At first he turned down the offer seven times, but then changed his mind. He replied, “If I wear number 7, the burden and responsibility will increase, but I thought I could grow into a better player only if I overcome it.” In particular, from the sophomore season (the second season after his debut), there is a high probability that a thorny path will unfold before Yang Hyun-joon, who is sure to be the target of intensive checks. He said, “Last year, if the other person didn’t know me well and worked through it, I don’t think it will be easy this time.”
Gangwon coach Choi Yong-soo also said, “Will the opponent leave me alone?” Coach Choi said, “The future is infinite,” and “As a coach, you need to be a little more patient. Being a young player, making a lot of mistakes is a process to become a great player. I think I will regret it later if I don’t provide that opportunity.”Coach Choi told both Kim Dae-won and Yang Hyeon-jun, ‘Please do as much as last year’, but the two aces are holding themselves together with the goal of ‘a better season than last year’. Kim Dae-won said, “As for the attack points, we set the goal of 20 as we set last year. I want to win the season’s best 11 two times in a row,” and Yang Hyun-joon said, “I want to show a better performance as a team and raise more attack points than last year.”