‘K-League 2 bottom’ Jeonnam, challenge for promotion in the new season
Captain Chang Jang-chan Hoo-gwon “I also read books to get closer to my juniors”먹튀검증
“Looking at last season’s leaderboards on the portal site brings me to my senses. Fans must be hurt every time they see them.”
Hou-kwon (33) of the Jeonnam Dragons in the professional soccer K League 2 said, “The last season’s performance, which was at the bottom of the league, is the motivation to prepare for the 2023 season.”
After debuting at Bucheon FC in the 2013 season, and then going through Sangmu, Seongnam FC, and Pohang Steelers, Hou-kwon has been running in Jeonnam since the 2019 season.
As the main player of his team, he re-signed in December last year and will spend his 5th season in Jeonnam. Here, he even wore the captain’s armband for the new season.
Lee Hoo-kwon said at the 2023 K-League winter field training media camp held at Hotel Lackhee Gwangyang, Gwangyang-si, Jeollanam-do on the 16th, “I aimed as a player to win the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup, participate in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League, and play 200 K-League games. All of my appearances were made in Jeonnam. I decided to renew my contract because I wanted to be of some help to the promotion, which is the goal that Jeonnam fans and clubs want.”
Last season, Hoo-kwon played diligently, scoring 3 goals and 1 assist in 31 regular league games.
However, the team accepted the worst report card. During the season, former head coach Jeon Jeon Jun left the team and head coach Lee took over and took the helm, but could not get out of last place.
Hoo-kwon Hu said, “The players are well aware of the meaning of the leaderboard. To be honest, everyone’s pride was hurt a lot,” adding, “To restore our self-esteem and raise our value again, we have to show it on the pitch. It motivates me naturally. Now I’m good. We are training in an atmosphere,” he said.
He said, “It seems that the report card has become a medicine.” “During winter training, the coach emphasized ‘struggle’. The training time became longer and the intensity became stronger. The coach told us not to be complacent about conceding at the end of the game, and he trained us more strongly,” he explained. .
As coach Lee pursues aggressive ‘hot’ football, Hoo Kwon is also trying to digest the team’s style well.
During his field training, he conducts reinforcement exercises such as core training after the team program, and manages his physical strength by personally doing weight training during the season.
However, now that he has become the captain, he has to take care not only of himself but also of the entire team this season.
“Being captain, the burden was really great,” he said. “Before, I thought I had to do my own thing, and as a senior, I only had to give advice when needed, but now I have to look deeply into each and every player. I’m thinking about how to turn the team around. This is a lot of it,” he confessed.
Then, he smiled, saying, “There are younger juniors with a difference in age. I read a lot of books on human relationships to get closer to them. I’m working hard behind the scenes.”
Hoo-kwon Hu, who will play a pivotal role in the team, said, “The ultimate goal is, of course, promotion.”
He said, “Personally, I want to win against my former club. If I increase my home win rate to 50%, I will be able to enter the playoffs (PO). If the goal is achieved quickly, I will aim for a higher ranking.”