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 2023” home game against Suwon at Jeju World Cup Stadium at 2 p.m. on the 22nd. Jeju, which escaped from a four-game losing streak with the victory, solidified its ninth place, the remaining Maginot Line, with 38 points. On the same day, he widened the gap with 10th-ranked Suwon FC (32 points), which drew with Daejeon, to six points. Gangwon, ranked 11th, and Suwon, ranked 12th, also lost side by side, taking a step closer to staying with four games left.
After the game, acting coach 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 members of Jeju being united, he cited 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. Choi Young-joon told the players ahead of the game, “If we gather and concentrate on all our capabilities, we can overcome the current crisis. Let’s do our best with the pride of Jeju and the determination to go to the battlefield.’ 슬롯머신
On the ground, he spoke with skill. In the game, where the first goal was the most important, he gave an invitation to win by driving Kim Gun-woong’s score with a heel pass that caught the opponent off guard in a corner kick chance in the third 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 made them not to lose confidence by giving them high fives. 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. But 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.
It was an important game for him, too. Choi Young-joon started the game and built a golden tower of 300 games in the K League. Choi Young-joon, who played in Gyeongnam and Jeonbuk, 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.