After taking over as the head coach of Gimcheon, Jung Jung-yong, who led the team to the top of the standings after failing to reach the top of the table in the early and mid-season, seemed to feel the difficulties of the ‘military team’ from the outside. The coach, who is also on call as a military member, said that Gimcheon is also a very difficult team to manage.
Gimcheon, coached by Jung, won 4-0 against Seongnam FC in the 25th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at Gimcheon Sports Complex at 7:30 p.m. on the 6th. Thanks to multi-point performances from key players such as Cho Young-wook, Kang Hyun-mook, and Kim Min-joon, the team won comfortably at home and shook off the disappointment of their loss to FC Anyang in the previous round.
Before the game, Jung met with reporters and asked if it was difficult to take charge of a military team. “It’s not often that a coach manages an age group national team, then a professional team, and then a military team. Moreover, since taking charge of Gimcheon, I’ve been hearing what I’ve always heard from managers of ‘military teams’: that it’s easier to compete because of the superior player resources. And it’s something that Chung himself said to his commander in chief just a few years ago.
“It’s different now that I’m in charge,” he laughs. “I actually told Kim Tae-wan that I was jealous of him when we came to Gimcheon two years ago. At first glance, it seems like it’s just a matter of playing, but it’s not,” he said.
Nevertheless, Chung is nonchalant about the outside assessment that he is not worried because he has so many good players. “As the manager of this team, I have to accept it, and I have to be recognized in the face of such external gazes,” he said, adding, “When I took charge of the team, there were problems from the selection of players, but we still have to do what we can within the conditions given to us. That’s because we don’t recognize such difficulties from the outside,” and showed his will to do his best in the given conditions.메이저사이트
Meanwhile, Gimcheon secured three points and maintained its position at the top of the K League 2 standings with the win over Seongnam. It was a must-win game as the ‘chasers’ Gyeongnam FC and Busan I-Park won side-by-side in the same round, but the team succeeded in getting the desired points. Gimcheon will host Seoul Eland in Round 26, scheduled for May 15 at 7 p.m. at Gimcheon Sports Complex.