“I want to eat with the fans after I get promoted.” This is the wish of Kim Beom-yong, vice-captain of Gyeongnam FC for the 2023 season.
Kim Bum-yong played 22 K-League 2 games in the 2022 season. He played not only a central midfielder but also a fullback, enhancing coach Seol Ki-hyun’s tactical perfection.
But personally, last season was particularly rough. He recalled that it was “the hardest season” because he was in poor physical condition while not being able to digest winter training with his teammates.
This season, he took on the important role of overcoming the ups and downs of the previous season and promoting team unity. He participated in all three games played by Gyeongnam, and in addition to simply playing as a multiplayer, he is emphasizing the ‘one team’ by leading his juniors and colleagues along with captain Woo Sung as vice-captain and senior veteran in the team.
Kim Bum-yong said, “I want to show a cohesive appearance as a team where all players are united. As I communicate with the players often, the team seems to be developing and moving in a good direction.”
The biggest difference in Gyeongnam this season is the defense. Rather than simply reducing the number of runs and improving performance, the process of allowing the opponent to attack has changed. It stands out throughout the game as he tries to block the shot opportunity as much as possible by pressing the opponent hard.
The effect of freshman Song Hong-min is also shining. Song Hong-min comes out as a starter in every game and plays full-time, and he is Kim Bum-yong’s reliable partner. Both players have a lot of activity, which is why Kim Beom-yong can be a little more aggressive than last season. 위너 토토
Kim Bum-yong said, “The time when the team came together as one was during winter training. All the players competed in good faith, and no matter what team I met, I didn’t feel like I was going to lose. With Song Hong-min joining, the team became more solid, and when I go aggressive They are holding up well from the rear. In addition, (Lee) Gwang Seon-hyung and (Park) Jae-hwan are constantly giving call signs, and good results are continuing,” he said as the secret to improving his defense.
Kim Bum-yong made promotion to the team his top priority, but revealed one wish. It was his K-League debut goal. Kim Bum-yong, who started his professional career in Japan, returned to Korea in 2017, but has yet to score his professional debut goal. Although he has no thirst or greed for his goal, he conveyed his dream of conveying his heart to his family after scoring his debut goal.
Also, it was Kim Beom-yong who shared his wish to have a meal with the fans if the team were promoted.
“As Gyeongnam stays in the K-League 2 for a long time, the fans eagerly accept the word of promotion.