“I want to score double digits in two consecutive seasons.”
Daegu FC coach Choi Won-kwon praised striker Ko Jae-hyeon (24) for his training posture, saying, “The look in his eyes has changed.” Striker Ko Jae-hyun was a solid offensive option for Daegu last season. He scored 13 goals (two assists) in 32 games. Debuting in the 2018 season, he recorded career highs in appearances, goals, and assists. As much as he was, he continued to grow as a striker 스포츠토토.
But there is no accompaniment. He wants to take it one step further. Ko Jae-hyun, who met with this magazine in Namhae, Gyeongsangnam-do, is preparing for the season with a serious attitude and mindset. “It’s a similar rhythm to last season. I keep thinking about the games I did well and training images. I think it’s a league and I’m preparing the same.”
Last season, Ko Jae-hyun changed his question mark toward himself to an exclamation point. His rental life was also liquidated. Looking back, Ko Jae-hyun said, “I had anxiety and fear, ‘what if I don’t play, what if I don’t get recognized?'” Ko Jae-hyun said, “Now I’m thinking about how I can help the team and how the team will move in a better direction. You seem to have a lot of progressive thoughts. I am not so young anymore. The team is also mid-level. I have more responsibility,” his eyes twinkled.
“I feel like I went back to when Daegu was doing well,” said Ko Jae-hyeon, who still feels lacking. Daegu was at the bottom of the first division in terms of possession and pass success rate last season. Ko Jae-hyun is well aware of this. Ko Jae-hyun said, “As a striker, I have to put more effort into protecting the ball. When our team attacks, we need to improve our keeping skills because there are few numbers. I also want to show a more destructive side from the side.”
The goal is clear. Ko Jae-hyun said, “The national team has always been a dream. I try not to be in a hurry though. I just want to look ahead and do my best. If you play every game like last season, won’t other things follow you?” “I personally did not set a goal to score a few goals. However, I want to score double digits for the second consecutive season.”