Jeju United’s “Captain” Choi Young-joon (31) gave a thrilling victory that fans have been waiting for along with a great performance celebrating his 300 games in the K League.
Jeju won 2-0 with consecutive goals by Kim Gun-woong in the third minute of the first half and Yuri Jonathan in the 25th minute of the first half in the 34th round of the “Hana One Q K League 1” home game against Suwon Samsung. 온라인경마
With the victory, Jeju (38 points) in ninth place has escaped from winless games in the past seven consecutive games (1 draw and 6 losses), widening the gap with 10th place Suwon FC (32 points), which is at risk of relegation, to six points. In addition, he succeeded in a perfect turnaround in the atmosphere by winning his first victory under acting coach Jeong Jo-guk.
After the game, Acting President Jeong Jo-guk said, “When courage is needed, we unite with faith. We believed in each other. Today’s victory is the result of all the members of Jeju united,” he said, citing the driving force behind the victory as “one team.”
Captain Choi Young-joon was the one who held the center of Jeju, which was shaken. Before the match, Choi Young-joon told the players, “If we gather all our capabilities and concentrate, we can overcome the current crisis. Let’s do our best with the pride of Jeju and the determination to go to the battlefield.”
On the ground, he spoke with skill. In the game, where the first goal was the most important, he led Kim Gun-woong’s score with a heel pass that caught the opponent off guard in a corner kick chance in the fourth minute of the first half. He also led the team’s strong atmosphere. Sometimes, even if his colleagues make mistakes, he approached them first and gave them high-fives, making them not to lose confidence. When the game didn’t work out, he even took on the role of a “voice leader” who encouraged his colleagues with a loud voice on the ground.
Choi Young-joon, who literally poured out all his capabilities, continued to clap and shout enthusiastically even after being replaced by Kim Seung-seop in the 28th minute of the second half and played until the end as the 12th player with the fans.
Choi Young-joon said, “It was a desperate game for both teams. And for Jeju fans, it was more than desperate. For desperation to end with a happy ending, you have to be confident. Today, he showed Jeju’s confidence without being afraid of mistakes, so he was able to give the fans a victory. I’m really happy,” he said.
Choi Young-joon started the game and built a golden tower of 300 games in the K League. Choi Young-joon, the K League’s representative Eonsung Hero, who has been a great model to his juniors with his skills and sincerity, said, “Team victory always comes first. I don’t need to shine. What I can do best is to play one step more than my opponent so that my team and teammates can shine more. No star shines alone.