Ki Seong-yong (34, Seoul) in professional football FC Seoul is precious every day.메이저사이트
Having built a brilliant career while touring Europe, he is now in his mid-30s. He wants to play the ground without regret until the day comes when he will announce his end as a soccer player.
Ki Sung-yueng’s New Year’s wish was also clear. Ki Seong-yong, who we met on the 15th in Kirishima, Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan, a training ground in Seoul, said, “I want to play soccer well.” At least the upper level (Final A, 1st to 6th place) is the goal,” he said with strength.
Ki Sung-yueng’s New Year’s goal is also an indicator of the sad past of the prestigious Seoul, which represents the K-League. In 2021 and 2022, when he was the captain, he was ranked 8th and 9th, respectively, and could not get out of the water (7th to 12th). It is regrettable because he, who has not yet had the experience of winning the K-League, promised to win the championship when he returned to his former team, Seoul.
Fortunately, it is the fact that this year, Seoul has prepared a stepping stone to regain its old reputation through the hot power reinforcement. National team goalscorer Hwang Eui-jo joined on a half-year lease, Im Sang-hyeop, Park Soo-il, Willian, Ho-sam, Lee Si-young, Kim Kyung-min, and Kwon Wan-gyu immediately joined. Ki Sung-yong said, “The size of the team has changed.
As the number of players with outstanding skills increased, internal competition intensified. Willian, who virtually ignored defense during his days in Daejeon Hana Citizen, drew attention with his active pressure defense. Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo said, “We cannot be satisfied with this level,” but added, “We aim for the top only when all players develop through internal competition.”
It is the same that Ki Sung-yong took out an affectionate whip for his juniors. After giving up the captaincy, he did not spare his criticism after drawing 1-1 with Miyazaki in a practice match at Tegebazaro of J3 (Part 3) on the 13th. Ki Seong-yong said, “I played three practice games in Japan, but there is no victory.”
However, Ki Sung-yong is not the only villain. Having jumped in leader training (UEFA Lions B) in Wales last year, he is called ‘one hitter’ by freshmen and younger juniors. He is a kind older brother who explains director Ahn’s tricky tactics that emphasize ‘space’ in an easy-to-understand way. Ki Seong-yong said, “It’s always fun to talk about tactics with the players,” and asked back, “There’s no right answer in soccer, but isn’t it the job of a senior to share accumulated experiences?”
It is interesting to see what the results of Ki’s efforts will appear in the near future. His best friend, Lee Cheong-yong (Ulsan), also returned to Korea and took on the role of a mentor for his juniors. After winning last year, he was honored with the MVP award. Ki Sung-yong said, “Chung-yong gives hope to older players like me,” and “I think I can do a little more.”
The fact that Ki Sung-yong cleaned up the minor injuries that had been bothering him also added to his confidence. He said, “Even if the grades are not good, the fans look forward to it when it comes to a new season, and we work hard. This year, I will do my best not to repeat the past mistakes.”