Reporter Choi Song-ah = The coaches and captains of each team in the K-League 1 professional soccer team, who met fans after a long time at Media Day ahead of the opening of the new season, pointed out various reasons for being loved by fans and promised to provide them with joy again this year. promised
At the 2023 season K-League 1 Opening Media Day held at The-K Hotel in Seocho-gu, Seoul on the 20th, Jeju United’s captain Choi Young-joon responded to a fan’s question, “What do you think is the reason your team is loved by fans?” The answer caught my attention.
Choi Young-joon explained the reason, “There is a unique sensibility of Jeju Island that the ‘Land’ team doesn’t know about.”
Gangwon FC’s Lim Chang-woo replied, “Gangwon-do Arirang,” and laughed.
Lim Chang-woo, who wrote an answer at first but corrected it after being criticized by coach Choi Yong-soo for being bored, said, “When you come to our home stadium, the Arirang song plays, and the audience is excited and excited.” I’ll see you,” he said.
Director Choi Yong-soo laughed, saying, “I also get a lot of tension when Arirang in Gangwon-do is played before the game.” “I like this answer. I will give it 100 points.”
Incheon United’s Oh Ban-seok emphasized the role of manager Cho in the team by writing down the nickname ‘Joe Beoji’, which is a combination of manager Cho Sung-hwan and ‘father’. 먹튀검증
Then, cheers of “Father!” erupted among Incheon fans.
There were several clubs that emphasized friendliness with fans.
Ulsan Hyundai coach Hong Myung-bo said, “The reason our team is loved is ‘fan-friendly’. There is a phrase in our club’s vision to play for the fans. The front desk and the players all value the fans the most.” Don’t you like it because it’s the center of gravity the most?” Then, the Ulsan fans in the audience responded, “That’s right!”
Hong Jeong-ho, captain of Jeonbuk Hyundai, said, “The players think of the fans as family,” and picked a family atmosphere where they share the joys and sorrows. wrote
The tradition and history of the club were also the reasons many teams chose it.
Pohang Steelers replied, ‘Genealogy, attractive football’, and coach Kim Ki-dong said, “It is a team with a tradition of the 50th anniversary of its founding, and it seems that aggressive and direct football is also loved.”
Ahn Ik-soo, coach of FC Seoul, expressed his pride by saying, “It is a leading team representing Korean football.” Lee Gi-jedo of Suwon Samsung also picked ‘history’.
Daejeon Hana Citizen’s captain Joo Se-jong asked for the ‘intuition’ of the fans, saying, “If you come to our home stadium, you will feel why Daejeon is the ‘Soccer City’.”
Gwangju FC and Suwon FC said that the team’s soccer color is attractive.
Ahn Yeong-gyu of Gwangju said, “Even if we score one goal, the coach doesn’t hold a ceremony and tells us to go right away and score another goal. I think the fans were moved by the good performance of attacking soccer last year.”
Kim Do-gyun, coach of Suwon FC, emphasized, “At least in the home game, we are trying to show fun, attacking football. Fans like that part a lot, so it seems that a lot of people come to the stadium.”