Koo Ja-cheol (34), ahead of the new season, is full of confidence.
Koo Ja-cheol said at the 2023 season K-League winter training media day held at Parev Hotel in Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do on the 7th, “I think it will be a season to look forward to.” I am sure that if he can be on the ground consistently without injury, he will help the team.”
Koo Ja-cheol, who returned to the K-League wearing a Jeju uniform last year, did not live up to expectations. He had just one goal and one assist in nine appearances last season. He struggled to improve his condition due to frequent injuries.
However, ahead of the new season, Koo Ja-cheol expressed his strong determination, saying, “I am preparing this season with the thought that Jeju residents will love Jeju United more and make it a club that they can be proud of.”
The following is a Q&A with Koo Ja-cheol.
– Commitment this season.
During winter training, I worked hard in a good atmosphere. I think it will be an exciting season.
– Was World Cup commentary a good experience?
I didn’t really think about anything to do with this season. I wanted to be part of giving joy and hope to the players representing the country during the World Cup. It was a happy time for the players to produce results. I am preparing with the idea that I want to recharge and make Jeju United a club that the people of Jeju can love more and take pride in this season.
-Which is easier, soccer or broadcasting?
It was easy to keep going. As for the commentary, there was a feeling of being together while watching the World Cup in person. That part was good.
-Director Nam Gi-il said that he showed a good appearance at the training ground.
He is preparing hard. During the winter season, I had the thought that I should always be careful about injuries, but I returned to Korea without any problems with my muscles or physical condition while continuing to take care of my body. If I can stand on the ground consistently without injury, I am sure it will help the team. I am the one who proves the director’s expectations. As a professional team for Jeju fans, I want to do my best to establish myself as a team that represents the region and share the joy with them. Jeju residents also support me wherever I go. I think we can return love to the fans only by making them happy inside the playground. Shouldn’t we solve that part this season? 메이저사이트
– What Jeju needs to break the Yanggang composition between Ulsan and Jeonbuk.
Soccer is won when goals are scored. If you score a goal and don’t score, you get 3 points. It is important for the two teams to break the Yanggang structure only when they get 3 points. Last year Ju Min-gyu and Jeruso were responsible for a large part of the scoring. As the two go out, you have to have a different attacking team and break the two teams. Players such as Yuri and Hays showed good performances through field training. We have to come out with a solid appearance as a team. I confirmed last year that Jeju is a capable team. I also confirmed that there are many good players in training. As a team, I think we have to play a lot of games where goals are scored.
-Does the captain recommend players to recruit?
Not like that. The captains are players and veterans who play an important role in this team. It is a means to serve as a bridge between players through various channels of communication. While preparing for this season, there were many cases where the coach approached me. I think that if you have a lot of conversations, trust will inevitably be built up. There is no case where the director gets a recommendation from anyone.