Kim Jin-soo, who had a comeback from injury after 9 games, expressed his honest feelings about the current situation of Jeonbuk Hyundai.
Jeonbuk drew 0-0 without scoring in the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 round 13 away match against Incheon United held at the Incheon Soccer Stadium on the 14th.
Jeonbuk maintained 8th place (4 wins, 3 draws, 6 losses, 15 points) according to the match results. After switching to the acting system of Kim Doo-hyun, he is cruising with 1 win and 2 draws without defeat.
Kim Jin-soo replaced Maeng Seong-woong, who was injured at the beginning of the game, in the 8th minute of the first half.
Kim Jin-soo started as a left fullback for the Korean national soccer team led by coach Jurgen Klinsmann during the match against Colombia in March.
Kim Jin-soo played a comeback match after about two months on a business trip that day. It is only 9 appearances in league matches.
After being substituted, Kim Jin-su showed his presence on the left flank, showing the tough game management he had shown before.
Standing in front of the reporters for the first time in a while, Kim Jin-soo said, “It wasn’t until two months, but I think it was fortunate that I returned sooner than I thought or was diagnosed. I made a comeback, but it’s a bit regretful that I still couldn’t win the game.”
Kim Jin-soo, who returned from injury, continued to clash with opponents and fought nerves due to the nature of the K-League, which showed fairly lenient judgments despite the return.
In the 31st minute of the second half, he collided with opponent Kim Jun-yeop and got into a war of nerves with Delbridge and received a warning.
Regarding this, Kim Jin-soo said, “(Judgment) is judged by the referees. I was told to ask for it, but it seems that the judges judged it that way.”
He added, “No matter what the game was, I would think that we didn’t blow (foul) on our team, and of course, we would think that Incheon players didn’t blow Incheon players, but there’s nothing to say about that.”
When asked if the current injured part was okay, Kim Jin-soo said, “I don’t know. I haven’t had a CT scan yet and there is no pain, so I took a CT scan about two weeks ago because I exercised, and I was told that the bones weren’t attached yet.”
He said, “I’m exercising normally because I have no pain now, but I didn’t know if I would follow today’s game or not, so I followed it. In fact, I thought I would be grateful if I played for a few minutes, but suddenly (Maeng) Seong-woong got hurt and stopped playing unintentionally. I ran a lot. I think it’s fortunate that it wasn’t as difficult as I thought.”
Kim Jin-soo had a comeback match after a long time, but the game on this day had a lot of bumps and developments from the side.
Before looking back at the game, Kim Jin-soo said, “Now Jeonbuk is in a lot of situations, but they say the situation is bad, but I think that when we play against a team called Jeonbuk, all but a few teams go down.” That’s why we prepared for it.”
He added, “Of course, Incheon had a chance and we had a chance, but I think it was a draw because both teams couldn’t save it.”
Jeonbuk had a sluggish start to the season, including Kim Jin-soo’s absence due to injury. He said, “Of course, because the team I belonged to did not perform well, I also felt responsible, and there were many cases where I got hurt at every important moment.”
He said, “Looking at my injuries so far, I think I can’t help it because I didn’t hurt myself, but because I was hurt by an opponent bumping into me. I have a sense of responsibility, so I will do anything if it helps even a little bit.”
When asked about the current atmosphere of the team, Kim Jin-soo mentioned the trend of the previous period. He said, “When I watch the game, I don’t know what the mindset of the players was when (Kim Sang-shik) was there and when he wasn’t there, but what’s certain is that we also believed in the coach and the coach also trusted us.”안전놀이터
He said, “But I think the players couldn’t show everything in the stadium. That’s why I think we created the current situation. If we go down a little further, we think that in one word it will be ‘ruined’.”
He continued, “We’ve made it well so far, but since that moment has happened in just a few months, we’re grateful that others think we’ll come back as a strong team, competing for the championship again, because we know what to do with a sense of responsibility again.” said.
Kim Jin-soo said, “I think that our current position tells us the current situation, so of course we want to go up. Not only the K-League, but all competitions remain, so I think it will get better as time goes on.”