Kim Dong-min (Incheon United) runs toward the dream of ‘Taegeuk Mark’.
On the 14th, the Korea Professional Football Federation held the 7th media camp for the 2023 K-League winter field training at the Changwon International Hotel located in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do. Incheon United participated, and a self-interview with the players was arranged.
Incheon ranked 4th in the K-League 1 last season. Even though the team scored 46 goals (8th overall), they earned points based on solid defense. In terms of minimum goals, it was fourth (42 runs), followed by Ulsan Hyundai (33 runs), Jeonbuk Hyundai (36 runs), and Pohang Steelers (41 runs).
It was a ‘salty defense’ achieved through the efforts of all players, but Kim Dong-min’s stake was especially large. In fact, Kim Dong-min is a side defensive resource, and since the 2022 season, he has been in charge of one of the three backs. he was a godsend He had an excellent competitive ability to closely mark the opponent’s striker, and blocked the opponent’s pass with agile movements. In addition, his stable defense left a considerable impression.
Kim Dong-min now dreams of a bigger dream. He revealed his goal for 2023, saying, “The national team coach has not yet been decided. If a coach who uses 3 bags comes, I think it is a formation that can be challenged.”
Q. Winter training
“Winter training is very difficult. It’s difficult, but I’m working hard to show better performance this season.”
Q. Centerback transfer and recruitment, current composition and breathing
“I think it’s really good. An important position on the defensive line is the central defender, and communication is very important. There has been a change, but I haven’t felt a big change.”
Q. Uniform number 47
“I will continue to be number 47. I also wore number 47 in 2019. The meaning is a beloved company, a lucky 7. Fans just like it, and players should have a personal signature number. A uniform comes out every year. .If a year changes to 3 or 4, fans may feel awkward. If you use one number, the value of the collection increases, so I chose the signature number 47.”
Q. Incheon’s competitiveness
“There is a lot of potential. Our team’s goal is to finish third in the league and win the FA Cup. I think one of them can be done, and I think it’s a must-do squad. I don’t know about the other players, but of course it might be burdensome. Yes, but I think I can do it because I have to break it and prove it.”
Q. What was lacking last season and what needs to be improved
“As far as I remember, I would have been the second in warning last year. The first was Kim O-gyu. As a defender, I don’t think it’s good to have a lot of warnings. “I can give it away, and personally I can’t play. If that happens, the tempo can be cut off. I will try to reduce unnecessary fouls in winter training, and I will try to get fewer warnings for clever fouls in the league.”
“Since I am a central defender, I also need reading skills. However, it is difficult because my voice is not loud. However, the manager and coach emphasized the importance of reading skills. It is a task that needs to be solved.” 먹튀검증
Q. The opponent who was difficult
“Pohang Steelers Jaehee and Jeonbuk Hyundai Seonmin hyung. Seonmin hyung served in the military with me. Sometimes it’s easy, but other times it’s difficult.”
Q. Plans for 2023
“The national team coach has not been decided yet. If a coach who uses 3 bags comes, I think it would be a formation that could be challenged. I have never played a national team by age group. I have a desire to build a career. The coach said, ‘There is no national team player on our team.
Q. Incheon fans
“I was able to give joy and happiness to Incheon fans thanks to my good performance last year. I became a recognized player. This season, I want to give Incheon fans greater happiness with good performances and performances without injuries or warnings.”