Born in 2003, Bae Jun-ho’s role model was ‘Daejeon senior’ Hwang In-beom.
Daejeon Hana Citizen defeated Ulsan Hyundai 2-1 in the 7th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium at 4:30 pm on the 16th. With this victory, Daejeon took 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in 7 matches, rising to 3rd place in the league (14 points).
Early in the first half, Daejeon scored the opening goal. In the 9th minute of the first half, Lee Hyun-sik took the ball away through forward pressure, and Lee Jin-hyun finished it off with a fantastic shot. Daejeon conceded a goal, but at the end of the first half Lee Hyun-sik showed concentration and scored an additional goal to take the lead again.
A tight defense continued in the second half. And in the end, the final winner was Daejeon. With this, Daejeon stopped Ulsan from winning 7 in a row and inflicted their first defeat.
On this day, Bae Jun-ho’s performance also stood out. Bae Jun-ho, a midfielder born in 2003, joined Daejeon ahead of last season. He didn’t play in the first half of the season. It was because of participation in the 2023 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Under-20 Asian Cup. Bae Jun-ho, who was selected for the U-20 national team led by coach Kim Eun-joong, left a good impression by scoring 1 goal in 5 matches during the tournament.
After returning to Daejeon, Bae Jun-ho, who played consecutive matches against FC Seoul and Suwon FC, started as well in this match. And he played for about 72 minutes before being substituted in the 27th minute of the second half, showing light movements. Bae Jun-ho was placed slightly behind Thiago and Leandro in the match against Ulsan. He added strength to the midfield and sometimes penetrated deep into the goal with the attackers.
Bae Jun-ho, who met with reporters after the game, said, “I am happy that I was able to win even though I had a tough match at home against a team that was leading the K-League 1. It was also a personally satisfying match. It was a pity to finish with a goal in an offensive situation, but the defense It seems that the play that makes a negative contribution or offensive work was okay,” he said, expressing his feeling of victory.
Bae Jun-ho was evaluated as having a similar playing style to Ulsan veteran midfielder Lee Chung-yong. He actually had a head-to-head confrontation with Lee Cheong-yong. However, Bae Joon-ho shyly said, “I’m not sure if I dare to compare.” He expressed his aspirations, “I’m just grateful to be mentioned. It’s an honor to meet you on the stage I’ve dreamed of. You’re doing really well.
The question about role models came naturally. Bae Jun-ho replied, “Recently, I’ve been looking at Hwang In-beom’s play. He is also a senior in our team’s Daejeon, and I’m trying to learn from his kicking style. Among foreign players, I like Kevin the Brawiner the most.” 메이저놀이터
Lastly, Bae Jun-ho said, “I am grateful that so many fans came to the stadium today. Rather than being nervous, I think I was excited to show a good play. “He expressed his gratitude to the home fans.