Daejeon Hana Citizen achieved its goal last year. After being relegated to the bottom of the league in the 2015 season, they returned to the K-League 1 stage after 8 years. The process was difficult. They shouted for promotion, but were frustrated at the threshold. Daejeon challenged once again with the mindset of ‘We go up’ and came up to the stage in the first part. Having achieved the first goal, Daejeon takes on a new challenge in the K League 1. It is the first division version of ‘We go up’.
Daejeon coach Lee Min-seong said at the K-League Media Day event held at the Geoje Samsung Hotel in Geoje-si, Gyeongsangnam-do on the 13th, “I will do my best not only to stay, but also to advance to Final A, where the top 6 teams compete.” Although he joined the K-League 1 on the last train, he made it clear that he was determined not only to “remain” but also to look higher.
Daejeon, which was the ‘No. 1 candidate for promotion’ last year, has become a challenger this season. Coach Lee said, “There was a pressure to win every game, but I am talking about playing while enjoying it.” I will try to show a speedy game through quick transfer of offense and defense.”
The atmosphere in the team is good. The team that achieved the first goal is in good health. They brought in national midfielder Joo Se-jong, who played an active role as a loan player last season, and succeeded in renewing contracts with Lee Jin-hyun and Seo Young-jae 메이저사이트. Manager Lee said, “I think he didn’t make any big changes to the team because I thought he was the most competitive player.”
Here, the net exhaust reinforcement was also successful. They brought in Oh Jae-seok, a side defender from the national team, and Yoo Kang-hyun and Tiago, who swept K-League 2, as offensive resources. Yoo Kang-hyun scored 19 goals and Thiago scored 18 goals, ranking first and second in the scoring rankings.
The atmosphere at the training ground has also changed. Daejeon held winter training in Chonburi, Thailand from the 3rd to the 26th of last month, and has been holding a second camp in Geoje, Gyeongsangnam-do since the 30th of last month. Coach Lee explained, “The attitude of the players to training has changed. I think the players are in better condition than last year and their bodies are well built.
The Daejeon players, who returned after 8 years, are determined to prove their skills in the K-League 1. Joo Se-jong said, “I am preparing well to show that I am competitive in the K-League 1 this season.” Cho Yoo-min expressed his aspirations, saying, “Remaining will be a realistic goal, but if I prepare better for the remaining period, I wonder if I can challenge for a higher position.”
“I want to score goals inside the game and help my teammates outside,” said foreign striker Thiago. When asked about his goals, he mentioned ’20 goals’. Cho Kyu-seong, the top scorer last year, scored 17 goals.