Veteran midfielder Joo Se-jong (33), who returned to the professional soccer K-League 1 stage with the promotion of Daejeon Hana Citizen, showed confidence in winning the season opener, but calmly said that it was only the first step. .
At a press conference after the K-League 1 round 1 home game against Gangwon FC held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 26th, Joo Se-jong said, “I came to the first division after 8 years, and more importantly, in the game against Gangwon, which is important, fans can forget the pain of the past. I feel good because I feel like God,” he said.
On this day, Daejeon defeated Gangwon 2-0, winning the first division return match in 8 years.
It was the first game that Daejeon returned to the first division stage after twists and turns, and it was a K-League 1 game that Ju Se-jong had been playing for a long time after the 2020 season, when he played an active part at FC Seoul, so it had a different meaning.
Joo Se-jong left Seoul in 2021 to play for Gamba Osaka in Japan, joined Daejeon on loan during last season and led the promotion, and this year he completely transferred and even took over as captain.
Starting as a starter in the first game of the season, he held the center of the team on the ground until he was replaced by Lim Deok-geun in the 41st minute of the second half, contributing greatly to a scoreless victory.
Joo Se-jong said, “I watched another K-League 1 game yesterday while going to training, and I definitely felt that the players and the tempo of the game were good. In particular, I had a conversation with my colleagues that mistakes could lead to fatal situations, and I thought I should reduce mistakes.” .
At the same time, he hinted, “Since it is a home game and the opponent is Gangwon (which was entangled in the’ball boy controversy’ in the promotion playoffs two years ago), the confidence to show ours coexisted.”먹튀검증
He smiled, saying, “The pressure I had in K-League 2 turned into anticipation after the promotion, and I waited for today very much. I thought I would be able to show a good performance, so I wanted to play soon, but that anticipation came out with performance, so I feel good as a captain and senior.” built
Despite the pleasant victory, Joo Se-jong cutly said that Daejeon’s goal this season remains unchanged.
He emphasized, “Just because we won today doesn’t mean the goal will be revised. We are a team that has to fight to stay.”