“If Yang Hyun-joon scores 2 goals, (average) 5,000 people won’t come?”
When Kim Byeong-ji, the new CEO of Gangwon FC, met with reporters on the 9th and asked how to increase the number of spectators in the 2023 season, he pointedly mentioned the name of Yang Hyun-joon (21). Yang Hyun-joon, who won the K-League Young Player Award with 8 goals and 4 assists last season, is a highly anticipated player in the 2023 season.
At a press conference held at Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon, Gangwon Province on the 9th, CEO Kim emphasized the need for a star player, saying, “In my experience, the most spectators came when the performance was good.”
He laughed and said, “(Fans) come out of curiosity if I play fun football like I did during my active career,” and then said, “If Yang Hyun-jun scores 2 goals in each game, an average of 5,000 people will come.”
Yang Hyeon-joon, mentioned by CEO Kim Byeong-ji, joined Gangwon in 2021 and grew by leaps and bounds last year. 토토사이트
Yang Hyun-joon, who caught the attention of coach Choi Yong-soo and took the opportunity to play, left a strong impression on the fans with his fast dribbling breakthrough in the 2022 season.
In particular, he drew attention with his unflinching play in a friendly match against Tottenham Hotspur (England), where he participated as a K-League All-Star. Yang Hyun-joon, who played an active role as a striker on the left and right wings along with Kim Dae-won (12 goals, 13 assists), who was the ace of Gangwon last year, was also selected for ‘Bentuho’ and raised his stock price.
Unfortunately, it was not included in the final entry for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, but last year, it was recognized for its value by winning two crowns in the Young Player Award category given by the Korea Professional Football Federation and the Korea Football Association.
Yang Hyun-joon, who watched the World Cup in Qatar on TV, is sweating heavily as he pledges four years later.
At the ‘2022 KFA Awards Ceremony’ held last month, he said, “It was touching to see the brothers fighting for Korea. I want to work harder and get a chance to participate in the World Cup in four years.”
For Yang Hyeon-joon, who became a surprise star last year, this year, which marks his second year as a full-timer, will be more important than ever. As for the opponent, the key is how to overcome the checks that will increase as much as the analysis of Yang Hyeon-joon is over.
Yang Hyun-joon expressed his determination, saying, “I have to show an improved image by developing new technologies so that I can gain competitiveness and join the national team.”
Meanwhile, Gangwon, led by coach Choi Yong-soo, began hardening this year with the goal of entering at least the top division (Split A) and securing the right to advance to the ACL.
After conducting the first field training in Chonburi, Thailand from the 5th to the 26th, Gangwon will hold field training at the Busan captain in early February.
CEO Kim Byeong-ji showed firm trust, saying, “I believe in coach Choi Yong-soo, who has a lot of experience winning the league and entering the ACL.”