Jeju United’s winter is hot. Coach Nam Ki-il’s offensive soccer is heating up in the field training in Thailand. Heimar (Neymar + Hays) loads and Tank (Yuri) fires a strong scorer.
Jeju will conduct overseas winter training in Chiang Mai, Thailand from the 5th to the 30th. After entering Thailand, Jeju, which focused on conditioning and strengthening physical strength, has been improving its tactics through practice matches since the second week of training.
The part that focuses the most on the mock test is the destructive power of the attack. It is necessary to fill the gap between Joo Min-gyu (39 goals, 8 assists) and Gerso (13 goals, 9 assists), who jointly scored 69 offensive points over the past two seasons. After the end of the 2022 season, Joo Min-gyu moved to Ulsan Hyundai, and Gerso moved to Incheon United.
However, the question mark they left behind is turning into a new exclamation mark. “Heimar” Hayes and “Tank” Yuri, whom Jeju ambitiously recruited, are quickly integrating into the team. In particular, Hayes’ class and Yuri’s destructive power, which had impressive performances (16 goals and 9 assists) on the K-League 1 and K-League 2 stages over the past two seasons, are creating strong synergy in practice matches.
On the 14th and 17th, Jeju faced Chiang Rai United, a rising powerhouse in Thai League 1, twice. Chiang Rai United recently met FC Seoul, Jeonbuk Hyundai, and Daegu FC in the Asian Champions League, and is a team familiar to domestic fans as former K-League Kim Ji-min is active.
The result was a 1-1 draw in the first leg and a 2-2 draw in the second leg. As it was literally a practice stage, he did not dwell on the result and maintained a clear direction for the perfection of the attack. In particular, coach Nam Ki-il’s attack details, which emphasize fast ball handling following cooperative defense and quick attack transition from the center to the side, produced several impressive scenes in the match against Chiang Rai United. At the center were Hayes and Yuri. 카지노
Yuri scored all of Jeju’s goals (three goals), including two consecutive matches. When coach Nam Ki-il ordered a powerful movement in front of the gate, he trampled the opponent’s goal like his nickname ‘Tank’ with his overwhelming physicality of 185cm and 88kg. In the first game, he scored a goal with an acrobatic bicycle kick from a side cross, and in the second game, he scored multiple goals with a header with a high RBI and a play that did not lose concentration from a corner kick chance.
The loader of the destructive ‘Tank’ is ‘Heymar’ Hays. Following the first game, Hayes quickly changed the flow of the game in the second game by actively participating in the defense and passing using the position of his teammate. In particular, in the second game, he acted as a kicker from a corner kick chance in the 33rd minute of the first half and helped Yuri’s opening goal with an elaborate right-footed kick.
Director Nam Ki-il is preparing not only the combination of Hay and Yuri, but also various attack options. Coach Nam Ki-il said, “The score is important, but making the details of the attack is a more encouraging result in the long term. Hayes and Yuri quickly adapt to the team and live up to expectations. Another offensive option is also being prepared. This training camp I will turn the disappointment (the departure of Joo Min-gyu and Zerso) into a new sense of expectation.”