Shin Jin-ho (35) and Lee Myung-joo (33), who were the main players of the Pohang Steelers, will now meet and work together at Incheon United.
Shin Jin-ho, who was selected as the K-League 1 Best 11 midfielder in Pohang in the 2022 season, confirmed his transfer to Incheon last month. Experienced veteran Shin Jin-ho scored 18 goals and 50 assists in 256 K-League matches. Despite his age, he showed off his peak skills last season by posting 4 goals and 10 assists. He also won the FA Cup in Pohang in 2012 and the Asian Champions League in Ulsan Hyundai in 2020.
This year, Shin Jin-ho moves to Incheon and takes on a new challenge. He wears a blue-black uniform that is still unfamiliar to him, but there is also a sense of familiarity and comfort. It is because of his meeting with Lee Myung-joo, his best friend and Incheon’s key midfielder.
On the 14th at Changwon Field Training Media Day in Gyeongnam, Shin Jin-ho said, “I was very excited before coming to Incheon토토사이트. .Lee Myung-ju thinks about what to do when I catch the ball. I also know what Lee Myung-joo is good at and I always think about what to do when I catch the ball.”
The two players performed outstandingly at Yeungnam University and Pohang, and were called ‘best friends of soul’. In Pohang, he won the FA Cup and led the league to third place. There are many similarities in play, such as the tremendous amount of activity and organic passing.
Shin Jin-ho said, “I think breathing will get better as time goes on. There are many good players in Incheon as well as Lee Myung-joo. I want to create an atmosphere so that we can create positive synergy.” He then said that Lee Myung-joo had a great influence on the transfer to Incheon.
Incheon coach Cho Seong-hwan also had high expectations for the Shin Jin-ho and Lee Myung-joo combination. The two are regarded as the best midfielders in the league and have a wealth of experience. It is expected to bring a positive wind to the Incheon team, which will advance to the Asian Champions League for the first time in the club’s history. Coach Cho said, “Shin Jin-ho maintains an unchanging form last year, befitting his reputation. There is an advantage in terms of breathing because he had time with Lee Myung-joo. It seems to be a combination that can improve not only the results but also the content.”
The effect of Shin Jin-ho’s joining is already being exerted. Especially for young players who learn from watching veteran play, it is a great experience that money cannot buy. 23-year-old striker Cheon Seong-hun also said, “After training, Jin-ho Shin gives me advice about the things I’m lacking as a striker right away. told the truth.
Although a 35-year-old veteran, Shin Jin-ho is always passionate. He also has a dream to come true after coming to Incheon. Shin Jin-ho said, “Last year, Incheon ranked 4th. I didn’t decide how many places I would finish this year, but I think I can get better results than last year.” It may not be this year, but I think it will be possible if the players, team staff, and fans all have the same mood and heart as they do now.”