This is what the original team is like… The hot tears shed by a freshman in the first year of the pro
Professional soccer K League 1 Jeju United is on a winning streak in the FA Cup after winning the first league season. From the opening game of the season, players fell to the bottom due to line injuries, but gradually succeeded in raising the atmosphere. In this process, the one-team mindset of all members played a big role.
Jeju won 1-0 in the 안전놀이터Hanawon Q K League 1 2023 round 6 away match against Gangwon FC held at Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon on the 9th. Seo Jin-soo, who was put in as a joker in the second half, scored the winning goal and gave the team their first win of the season. Jeju, which fell to the bottom of the league with 2 draws and 3 losses without a win before the game, jumped two places to 10th place after beating Gangwon.
After winning the first win of the season, all players hugged each other in joy. After the game, a video of one of the team’s staff hugging the players with tears was uploaded on the Jeju club’s YouTube channel. Moon Dae-hwa was in charge of taking care of the team’s livelihood. He is a new employee in his first year as a pro this season. During his school days, he learned soccer in Brazil and played as a goalkeeper. In addition to his main role, he also serves as an interpreter for Brazilian players such as Yuri and Hays.
The tears of joy that came out of the eyes of the newcomer Joo-mu meant the regret of the last 5 games, when he was heartbroken because there was no victory. He was silently supporting the players and understanding the regrets the players felt. Emotions were overflowing as he watched the hard-fought victory on the expedition despite the number of injured people one after another. I could feel the true original team in his tears.
The good flow continued during the week as well. Jeju won 2-1 in the FA Cup round of 32 against Changwon City Hall held at the Changwon Football Center on the 12th. Jeju, who took the lead thanks to Kim Joo-gong’s opening goal, conceded a goal, but Koo Ja-cheol scored the winning goal in extra time in the second half to advance to the FA Cup round of 16.
Jeju, which ended its 5-game winless streak and won 2 consecutive wins, now meets Suwon Samsung. After the home game against Ulsan Hyundai on the 2nd, the last game of three consecutive away matches leading to Chuncheon-Changwon-Suwon is left. Coach Ki-il Nam conveyed the atmosphere of the team, saying, “I gained confidence by winning consecutive away games. After crises and trials, the team is getting stronger.” The 6th round of the K-League between Jeju and Suwon will be held on the 15th at 2pm at the Suwon World Cup Stadium.