K-League 2 Busan midfielder Kwon Hyuk-kyu was recently selected as one of the 11 players to watch this year by the Asian Football Confederation.
Reporter Kim Jong-seong met Kwon Hyuk-kyu, who dreams of becoming the main defensive midfielder for our national soccer team in the future.
Kwon Hyuk-kyu, who made his professional debut as the first semi-professional contract player in the K League 2, is known to be interested in Scotland’s prestigious Celtic, drawing the attention of the football world.
Kwon Hyeok-gyu, who is 190cm tall and has a big physique, was born in 2001 like Lee Kang-in of ‘Shoot Dori’ and has already completed his military service at Gimcheon Sangmu.
Kwon Hyeok-gyu, who was recently praised as a “player with good physique and skills” by the Asian Football Confederation, is an all-around resource who can play as a defensive midfielder and defender.
<Kwon Hyeok-gyu / Busan midfielder> “(Originally) I saw a striker. I thought that my offensive ability shined more in the midfield position, and since I am a player with defensive power, I thought that a defensive midfielder was appropriate to use all my strengths. I did…” 안전놀이터
We are in the midst of making up for our shortcomings ahead of the opening of the season in March.
<Kwon Hyuk-gyu / Busan I-Park Midfielder> “When I was fighting against foreign players, I felt that I was lacking, so I focused on weight training…” I am
constantly dreaming of improvement while exploring the game scenes of players I want to emulate.
<Kwon Hyuk-gyu / Busan midfielder> “I really respect Man City’s Rodri and Ki Sung-yong in Korea…I really like how they play leisurely without haste in the stadium…”
Last season’s K-League 2 ranked 10th in Busan, K-League Kwon Hyuk-kyu, who wants to lead the team to No. 1, has set two goals.