‘Lee Dong-joon and Hong Jung-ho also injured’… Jeonbuk, ‘New Face’ Jung Tae-wook’s shoulders are heavy
In the first two games of the new season, two key players of Jeonbuk Hyundai left due to injuries.
Jeonbuk faced bad news at the Suwon Samsung match in the 2nd round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at Jeonju World Cup Stadium on the 5th. Captain Hong Jeong-ho collapsed complaining of pain. This is the second injury news following the injury of Lee Dong-jun in the first round of Ulsan Hyundai.
On this day, Jeonbuk’s central defense started with Hong Jeong-ho and Park Jin-seop. The first half ended with Jeonbuk leading 1-0. At the beginning of the second half, the center back combination was changed to Jeong Tae-wook and Park Jin-seop, and while the defense was cluttered, Suwon Akosti scored an equalizer. The match resulted in a 1-1 draw.
After the game, Jeonbuk coach Kim Sang-sik said about Hong Jeong-ho’s injured area, “Inflammation has returned to the Achilles tendon area that was injured last year. Hong Jeong-ho said he was in pain and requested a replacement first. So he immediately put Jung Tae-wook in,” he explained.
Jeong Tae-wook is a tall center back who transferred from Daegu FC to Jeonbuk before the start of this season. He was replaced by Kim Moon-hwan before Ulsan in the first round and played for about 20 minutes in the second half, and played 45 minutes in the second half before Suwon in the second round. It’s a busy time to adapt to the new team’s tactics and culture.
Central defenders that Jeonbuk can utilize include Park Jin-seop, Jeong Tae-wook, Koo Ja-ryong, and Yoon Young-seon. Currently, the Park Jin-seop-Jung Tae-wook combination is ranked as the top priority. This is why Jung Tae-wook has to quickly adapt to Jeonbuk. On the 12th, the game against Gwangju FC is scheduled. Gwangju is a promoted team after beating Suwon 1-0 in the first round.
Jeong Tae-wook, who came out of Suwon, said, “I was surprised to come to Jeonbuk. Every player’s individual improvement is so good. I learn from watching all the players, regardless of my older brother or younger brother.” “During the winter field training, (Hong) Jeong-ho hyung and (Park) Jin-seop hyung matched with the central defense. They are very good hyungs, so it is comfortable to play with anyone.” 스포츠토토
Director Kim Sang-sik, who was active as a defensive midfielder and central defender during his active career, will directly tutor Jeong Tae-wook. Jeong Tae-wook said, “Every training session, the coach informs me in detail. He teaches various parts, especially emphasizing long passes stabbing from the back. He vowed to prepare to play anytime by watching and learning from the coach and seniors.”
Jeonbuk did not win in the opening 2 games and did not concede. My expectations for Jung Tae-wook are getting bigger and bigger.