Kim In-seong, dressed in the Pohang Steelers’ ‘black hair’, was full of confidence.
Pohang Steelers held a press conference for the 2023 K-League Winter Field Training Media Camp at the Seogwipo Cal Hotel in Seogwipo, Jeju Island at 1:00 pm on the 6th.
Pohang’s last season was successful. Ulsan Hyundai and Jeonbuk Hyundai, which are called the ‘2nd round’ of the K-League, competed for the throne, respectively, and Pohang showed off its potential as a competitor constantly challenging the throne. Pohang finished the season in 3rd place, chasing 2nd place Jeonbuk by 6 points, led by a midfielder supported by Shin Jin-ho, and a sharp attacking team including Heo Yong-jun and Im Sang-hyeop.
However, key resources left the team this season. Shin Jin-ho, who was the core of the midfield and was also named in the K-League Best 11, was sent to Incheon, and Heo Yong-jun and Lim Sang-hyeop, who were 1st and 2nd in the team, also left. Now coach Kim Ki-dong and Pohang are preparing to face a new challenge with a new team.
‘Speed Racer’ Kim In-seong also became a new member of Pohang. Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong, who is continuing training in Seogwipo after completing winter training in Hanoi, Vietnam, revealed his aspirations and, following captain Kim Seung-dae, Kim In-seong, a ‘new face’, entered the chairman. 먹튀검증
Kim In-sung’s so-called ‘black and red’ uniform, which is a mix of black and red, is a bit unfamiliar. Pohang’s ‘East Coast Derby’ rival Ulsan Hyundai, who played for 6 seasons, has no choice but to be more familiar with blue than black and white.
However, this season Kim In-sung moved to Pohang. He left Ulsan at the end of the 2021 season, and showed his rust-free skills while playing for Seoul E-Land in the 2022 season. Kim In-seong, who mainly played as a substitute, participated in 15 games and scored 6 goals and 2 assists, proving his ability in the K-League 2.
After finishing his time at Seoul E-Land, he returned to K-League 1 this season. Wearing a Pohang uniform, Kim In-seong threw a bold ballot for the new season. Kim In-seong said, “After coming back to Part 1, I rather had a new mind and a new sense of challenge. When I saw Pohang’s game, I thought there were many areas where I could use my style. I thought the speed would suit me well, and that was the deciding factor in the transfer.”
As he said, Kim In-sung’s greatest strength is his speed. He has the experience of running 100m in 10 seconds in the past, and he is a ‘speed racer’ that would be second to none in the K-League. He was also confident in himself. Kim In-sung expressed his confidence, saying, “I think I’m ahead of most fast players in the K League 1 in terms of acceleration. I don’t know about 30m or 40m, but I’m confident in 100m.”
With his confidence recharged, Kim In-seong is looking at a higher place again. He not only won the league, but also challenged the ACL stage once again after winning the Asian Champions League (ACL) in the 2020 season. Kim In-seong said, “Whether it’s the league, the ACL, or the FA Cup, it’s not easy for a player to win a championship. It’s a job, and I think there’s a higher chance of winning in the future,” he said, revealing his goal for winning.
As Kim In-seong’s uniform number ‘7’ suggests, Pohang this season is hoping that Kim In-sung will play an active role as an ace. Kim In-seong himself has also completed preparations suitable for it. Finally, he said, “My goal is to give back to the fans at the stadium this season and do my best to play my game well on the field. I hope you will support me a lot.”