Is it a growing pain to fly higher?
Pohang Steelers’ “little giant” Koh Yeong-jun (22) fell into a lack of scoring ability. He has failed to score in his last four games. It’s not like he didn’t have a chance to score. There were two near-perfect opportunities against the opposing goalkeeper one-on-one.
It was an expedition to Jeju on the 6th. In the 29th minute of the second half, when they were trailing 1-2, an opportunity to turn the game around came. In the process of naturally destroying the opponent’s defensive line like water flowing, Ko Young-jun rushed to the right of the penalty box and received Kim Seung-dae’s pass and confronted the opposing goalkeeper Kim Dong-jun one-on-one. However, he could not overcome Kim Dong-jun’s quick reflexes. Koh Young-Jun’s right-footed shot was blocked by Kim Dong-Jun’s super move.
The same situation occurred in the match against Daegu on the 9th. In the 32nd minute of the second half, when the score was 1-1, Ko Young-jun ran alone through the Daegu defense line, which was completely destroyed by Lee Ho-jae’s kill pass. A one-on-one confrontation with Daegu goalkeeper Choi Young-eun unfolded. However, Ko Young-Jun’s chip shot was blocked by Choi Young-Eun’s calm save.
If Ko Young-jun had scored both goals, he could have made a big difference in the outcome. He was able to add 3 more points with 1 win and 1 draw instead of 1 draw and 1 loss. The uptrend, which scored four goals in the opening eight games, fell sharply.메이저놀이터
Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong was in a frustrating situation. But I don’t want players to die. Manager Kim said, “The process of creating perfect scoring chances is fine, as long as no goals are scored.” He said, “I train for this part, but if I connect all situations with goals, I will be a high-level player. Still, you have to make an effort.”
Koh Young-joon should ponder over Director Kim’s words. The future of the Pohang club and Korean soccer rests on Ko Young-jun’s feet. Koh Young-Jun was named as Hwang Seon-Hong of the national team to conduct convocation training at Paju NFC from the 15th to the 17th. The U-23 national team led by coach Hwang Seon-hong is preparing for the Hangzhou Asian Games and the 2024 Paris Olympics. Koh Young-jun is a key member, but the second line of attack and the midfield line are the biggest battlegrounds. He has to appeal himself as much as possible with his high scoring ability.