“I want to be the king of Pohang.”
Kim Jong-woo (30), who opened a new nest in Pohang, threw a bold vote ahead of the 2023 season.
Kim Jong-woo attended the 5th Media Camp of the 2023 K-League Winter Field Training held at the Seogwipokal Hotel in Seogwipo City at 1:00 pm on the 6th. Ahead of a new challenge, he met with reporters and showed strong confidence.
Pohang recently suddenly lost Shin Jin-ho, the key player in midfield. He had been contracted with Pohang until this season, but he will wear the Incheon uniform.
Director Kim Ki-dong, who was looking for a replacement, chose Kim Jong-woo. He said, “(Kim Jong-woo) is technically excellent and has a good ability to pass and solve the game after depressurization. I hoped that I would be able to pay for it.”
Kim Jong-woo, who replaced the former captain and the best midfielder in the league, could have felt a lot of pressure. But he looked more confident than his burden.
Kim Jong-woo said안전놀이터, “It would be a lie if I said there was no burden to be honest. However, it is also my role to bear that burden.” There are less worries now,” he said.
As director Kim Ki-dong said, Kim Jong-woo has excellent skills, so he has the nickname ‘Zidane’. He was ‘Uman-dong Zidane’ in Suwon,
However, the title Kim Jong-woo wanted was not Zidane, but ‘King’. He said, “I came here, but there are a lot of Zidanes. I think there are four of them.” After making everyone laugh, he said, “I don’t have a specific nickname I want to get, but there is a position I want and aim for in Pohang. I will have to work a little harder to get there. Same. I want to become the king of Pohang. There are players that come to mind when you hear ‘Pohang’, such as Jinho hyung, (Kim) Seungdae hyung, and (Son) Junho hyung. I want to become that.”
Kim Jong-woo also revealed the story behind coach Kim Ki-dong’s wearing the number 6 uniform he used as a player. He said, “At first, I wanted to wear number 10, but since it came so late, the numbers were all filled. Come to think of it, number 6 was both the director’s number and Jinho’s number.” ‘La’, so I replied that I would understand.”
Kim Jong-woo said he wanted to surpass even Kim Jae-seong, the original “Young Il-man Zidane”. When the story about senior Kim Jae-seong came out, he replied, “I am personally confident (to surpass). I have a respect for him, but Zidane is a very technically excellent player. I think I am not behind in terms of technology.”
Finally, Kim Jong-woo said, “I aimed for more than 10 attack points every year, but I couldn’t play many games. I am confident that if I play a lot, I can increase the points naturally.” can make Jinho hyung was the set-piece kicker last year, and he scored goals and assists. If I practice and do a good kick, the points will naturally follow,” he revealed with confidence.