‘Captain’ Kim Jin-soo in front of fans said, “All criticism is for us… We must win the match against Ulsan.”


Kim Jin-soo (32), the “Jeonbuk Hyundai captain,” humbly accepted the fans’ bitter words.

Jeonbuk Hyundai lost 0-1 to Gimcheon Sangmu in the third round of Hana Bank K League 1 2024 away match held at Gimcheon Stadium at 2 p.m. on the 17th.

Jeonbuk, which was caught up, postponed its first win to the next opportunity. Jeonbuk dreamed of winning and rebounding the atmosphere through this game, but it will face an A-match break with one loss after two draws.

The first goal given to Kim Hyun-wook was the same. In the 25th minute of the first half, Kang Hyun-mook cut off the Jeonbuk back pass from a high position, advanced, and gave the ball to the left. Kim Hyun-wook connected it with a powerful left-footed shot to cut the net.

Jeonbuk aimed to score at the start of the second half by fielding Song Min-gyu, Lee Dong-joon, and Moon Seon-min at the same time, but failed to achieve its goal. Thiago and Vinicius also left a disappointment in the closing minutes.

Kim Jin-soo, who played full 90 minutes, bowed his head after the game, saying, “I’m sorry. A lot of fans came. I’m sorry that I lost because I didn’t play well.”

The Jeonbuk team approached the supporters after the closing whistle. Not only the team but also coach Dan Petrescu and his coaching staff stood in front of the fans. Jeonbuk fans expressed frustration by talking for more than five minutes.

Kim Jin-soo said, “[Fans] said this is not the normal Jeonbuk. Of course, I think we should accept it because we are not playing well and the results are not good. I think everything the fans say is right.”

Now, Kim Jin-soo is joining the Korean national team led by interim coach Hwang Sun-hong. He is the captain, but he has to leave his post. “I talked to him after the game, but this is the current address. I think the players will train well during the remaining time.”

Kim Jin-soo also said, “I think that we have to endure (this time) to become the captain. All the criticisms we have are telling us to do well. All the criticisms we make are telling our players and our team to do well. Of course, we accept it.” 핑크알바

Jeonbuk will have a showdown with Ulsan in the fourth round after the A-match break. It has to pay back the pain of being eliminated from the quarterfinals of the 2023-2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL). Jeonbuk has swallowed the disappointment by losing 1-2 overall in the first and second matches against Ulsan.

“(The last match against Ulsan) was a game that we could have won without any major problems if we had scored a goal. That was not the case. I think we must win the upcoming match against Ulsan, not only for our fans but also for our team going forward,” Kim Jin-su said.

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