Jeju United’s Kim Ju-gong (27) almost moved to Seongnam FC last summer. He even went to the Seongnam Clubhouse. Kim Joo-gong said, “It was very difficult mentally. After that, I felt at ease again. He thought he could do whatever he wanted, and he played soccer comfortably. So he has some parts that are better done,” he said.
Kim Joo-gong sought enlistment after the end of last season. He also submitted an application. However, he changed his mind after being dissuaded by Jeju coach Nam Ki-il. Kim Joo-gong said, “I said 2 or 3 times that I would enlist, but the director said, ‘Let’s stay together for one more year’ and asked if I could enlist next year. After much thought, he canceled his enlistment.”
So, his mindset is bound to be different. Kim Joo-gong said, “I’m taking a little break due to an injury, but I’m trying to work harder. It seems he needs to train more in his personal time. I have injuries every winter season, but I haven’t had a single injury since entering the season. I am thinking positively,” he said.
Kim Joo-gong is one of the players who gets less attention compared to his contributions. He posted 5 goals and 4 assists last season. He was deployed not only as a flank striker but also as a midfielder and played a big role. Kim Joo-gong laughed, saying, “Actually, there is a part of me that is sad that there is no article when I scored an assist hat-trick.” I will make this year my year. Please pay attention,” he said forcefully.
In particular, in this season, we have to fill the gap between Joo Min-gyu and Zerso, who were very active last season. Kim Joo-gong is well aware of this. He acknowledged that “Jumin-gyu and Zerso had a great influence,” but “they may or may not fill the void, but foreign players are doing well. I think it will be fine if it is fused. Hayes has strengths in ball management, possession and set pieces. Yuri has an advantage in the air ball, so I think those abilities will suit her well. If the existing players assist well, I think there will be synergy.”
Unfortunately, Kim Joo-gong could not fill 10 offensive points last season. He said, “I am holding 15 attack points. He misses a lot of chances. He thinks it is possible to achieve 15 attack points. He wants to score 10 goals. He is trying to be greedy once.” 먹튀검증