It would have been the 2022 season that I did not want to look back at, in some way, from the perspective of the Jeonnam Dragons and Minister Lee, who is in charge of Jeonnam. I tried my best to win, but it didn’t work out. There must have been quite a lot of pain because there were so many games where I wondered how it would not go this far. It may have been an indescribable pain in the position of manager Lee, who is in charge of the team.
So, the atmosphere of the 2023 season winter training camp in Jeonnam is full of determination that the 2023 season should be different. Director Lee, the head coach, said at the meeting with <Best Eleven> that he was doing his best through the given training to fill in the missing parts. Although it was last year when there were regrets left, he expressed confidence that he could present a stronger Jeonnam to fans in the 2023 season, saying that there was a harvest gained even in that.
“Even if it’s hard, we have to play fun soccer unique to Jeonnam”
Q. Nice to meet you. How are the preparations for the new season going?
“The preparations are going well step by step. The composition of the players has not yet been finalized, so it is a bit urgent in my mind. Striker resources are lacking. But overall, the team members are well formed.”
Q. You seem to have had a lot of trouble after being appointed during the season last year. And now, going through the off-season, they are in the process of establishing the skeleton of the team in earnest.
“When I came to the team last year, I tried to create the soccer I pursued and the soccer that was unique to Jeonnam. I wanted to play, and I changed the color, but there was a lot of regret that victory did not follow. Still, there were many fans who were satisfied with the performance. Despite being ahead in possession, it was difficult to score goals from chances, but before 메이저놀이터 The fans enjoyed it when we saw a new pattern of goals that we hadn’t seen before. That’s why I tried to maintain the idea of playing fun soccer unique to Jeonnam even when it was difficult. So far, I think it’s been done well.”
Q. After taking office last year, you went through a pretty harsh period. Wasn’t it the most difficult moment after debuting as a leader?
“It’s not like that. It was worse when I first coached at Yongin University. Then, I suffered really hard for three years. And after that, the results came out. Of course, the experience last year really helped me a lot in my soccer life. That experience, of course, helped me a lot. I think I can take the team to a higher level, but I admit it was a failure anyway. So I’ve been thinking a lot throughout this winter training. I don’t want to repeat my mistakes. I’m preparing well.”
Q. There were many cases where you drew or lost matches that could have been won. Aside from grades, it may be psychologically bruised.
“Of course, there were many times when I felt sad. But I still think the players are following me really well. There were trial and error last year, but I don’t want to respond defensively again. I said I want to play ‘fast football’, but I still have that mindset. Instead, I really want to give more joy to the fans through victories.”