‘Anyang Man’ Kim Hyung-jin, who brushed off his injuries, “is more desperate than any other season”

February 17, 2023 0 Comments

Professional soccer K-League 2 FC Anyang defender Kim Hyung-jin (30) plans to consistently break the club’s most appearance record in the 2023 season.

Kim Hyung-jin has played in Anyang since 2017 and played a total of 128 K-League games until the playoffs (PO), holding the record for the most appearances in Anyang club.

However, in the 2022 season, he only played 8 games including PO.

He scored his first goal in the K-League after 7 years of professional debut against IPark in Busan in March of last year, at the beginning of the season, and injured his right knee in that game.

I thought it was a minor injury, but I was diagnosed with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament and even underwent surgery for the first time since starting my career.

It took 7 months to get back to the ground. On October 15th, he played a comeback match against Gyeongnam FC in the final match of the regular round, and finished the season by participating in the K-League 2 PO with Gyeongnam and the 1st and 2nd rounds of the Promotional PO with Suwon Samsung.

Unable to show his full potential due to injury, he is currently gearing up for the 2023 season through winter training. He renewed his contract last month and decided to continue accompanying Anyang.

At the 2023 K-League Winter Field Training Media Camp held at the Namhae General Social Welfare Center in Gyeongnam on the 17th, Kim Hyung-jin said, “Anyang is a team I like and has been with for a long time. He explained the reason for his stay, saying, “I decided to stay in order to make sure that the team will be promoted after returning.”

Regarding his physical condition, he said, “Since I was away for a long time due to an injury last year, I am focusing on improving my stamina from the first field training. My current physical condition has improved by 60-70%.”

Kim Hyung-jin confessed that he felt the value of soccer while he was away from the field last year. 스포츠토토

He said, “While rehabilitating, I always watched the game, and after the game, I talked to the players on the phone. It was so frustrating because I couldn’t play together.” I felt how precious it is. That’s why this season is more desperate than ever,” he said with a smile.

When asked about his personal goal this season, he said, “I want to play without injury. No matter how many games I play, I want to play my best in each game.”

He added, “As a defender, you have to defend well from behind. The team is stable when the defense is stable. I will try to reduce the team’s goals as much as possible this season.”

The goal of the entire Anyang team is definitely promotion to the K-League 1. Kim Hyung-jin, who also emphasized this point, said, “I have never played in the first division. I really want to go up with Anyang this year.”

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