There is no better news than this for Gangwon FC, which is the only one of the 12 K-League 1 clubs to score a single digit score (7 goals) in a ‘disgrace’ while falling into a scoreless swamp in 4 games. Forefront striker Lee Jeong-hyeop (31) made an appearance as he returned from injury.
Lee Jeong-hyup stepped on the ground as a substitute in the 40th minute of the second half in the Hana One Q K League 1 2022 Round 14 home game against Pohang Steelers held at Chuncheon Songam Sports Town at 4:30 pm on the 21st. It was the first comeback in about three months since leaving due to a knee injury at the end of February.
Lee Jeong-hyeop showed off his presence as soon as he was put in. Relentless pressing near the half line brought his possession back. Since then, he has been active in the fight for aerial ball competition and has been of utmost help by focusing on linkages. Even with the extra time, it was a short time of about 10 minutes, but it was enough to raise expectations in the future.토토사이트
Coach Yong-Soo Choi (49) said, “I think it will take a little longer for my condition to improve. I have been away for a long time, so I still lack a sense of the game.” He said, “He is a player with certain advantages, such as linking with colleagues and fighting for air supremacy. After returning last year, the atmosphere has changed a lot,” raising expectations.
In fact, Lee Jeong-hyeop showed a lot of influence last year. Kim Dae-won (26), who joined the ’10 (goal)-10 (assistance) club’, and Yang Hyun-jun (20), who won the ‘Young Player Award’, did not stand out much because the spotlight was focused on them, but after returning from injury, they continued to play at the forefront. While taking responsibility, he created a threatening opportunity through link play, which is an advantage, and post play using solid physicality.
In particular, because he held the central axis of the attack, Gangwon’s attack was sharper, and as a result, they advanced to Final A and finished in 6th place. Coach Choi also said, “(In the front), I work well with Daewon or Hyun-jun. He is also a player who instills a positive virus in the team.”
Lee Jeong-hyeop has been given the heavy task of saving Gangwon, which has fallen into a long slump amid low scoring power. Moreover, as Dino (29) suffered a concussion during a recent training session and his head was slightly torn, his return is undecided, so more expectations are expected for him.
In particular, he fulfilled the wish of coach Choi, who expressed regret, saying, “I hope that a goal will be scored. In the end, the only way to change the atmosphere is to score.” Attention is focusing on whether it will be able to attach wings to the falling ‘Eagle’.