Cheonan City FC, a new K-League 2 (second division) team that entered the professional league for the first time this year, is receiving a lot of attention 스포츠토토in many ways. Especially since the appointment of the captain. Usually, the captain of a new team is often an experienced veteran, but Cheonan broke that mold and made an unconventional choice to entrust the armband to defender Kim Joo-heon (26), born in 1997. Cheonan director Park Nam-yeol’s choice is burdensome for Kim Joo-heon. Still, through field training, he is gradually becoming aware of the ‘captain’s attitude’ and is changing.
Kim Joo-heon met with a reporter at the Parev Hotel in Seogwipo, Jeju on the 8th and said, “I am excited, but at the same time I am worried. He talks a lot with his brothers and asks a lot of questions,” he said.
Kim Joo-heon joined Changwon City Hall in the K3 League in 2020 after graduating from Yongin University. Having played for the Changwon City Hall for three years until last year, he moved to Cheonan, where he entered the professional league this season, following coach Park, who ate together as a coach and player at the Changwon City Hall. Coach Park, who left temporary captaincy to Oh Yoon-seok ahead of Thailand’s field training, left Kim Joo-heon as official captain in Thailand.
Kim Joo-heon said, “The director called and asked if I would make a claim. So I refused, saying that I had no experience and that I was not in a position to claim, but the director pushed me, saying that I had even been vice-captain (at Changwon City Hall) last year, but asked if I couldn’t claim it.” I was in charge, but my brother and sister helped me from behind, so it gives me strength.”
Kim Joo-heon, who has been with Director Park for a long time at Changwon City Hall, has a vague idea of what Director Park wants. Kim Joo-heon said, “I know the director’s style better than anyone else. Although I am younger than my brothers, there are definitely areas where I can lead in terms of tactics and training.”
Like all new teams, Cheonan will have tough competition this season. It’s okay if the flow is good, but if the atmosphere is not good due to a losing streak, the captain should be able to say what he doesn’t like.
In fact, it was this part that Kim Joo-heon was most worried about while taking the captaincy. Because he is not used to making bitter noises. Kim Joo-heon said, “I have a personality that says a lot of good things, but I’m not good at saying things I don’t like. If it’s a claim, I have to say bitter words when necessary, but I was very worried. He explained that even the coach who knew me well said that he couldn’t just say good things, and he said what he had to say.”
Born in Gyeongsan, Gyeongsangbuk-do, ‘Boy in Gyeongsang-do’ started to realize little by little as a captain while going through winter field training. He said little by little, though not often, and he began to rise as a true leader. Kim Joo-heon said, “I don’t want to show weakness to the teams facing us. I think there will definitely come a situation where I fall indefinitely during the season,” he said.
Fortunately, the players are showing sincerity to the captain’s efforts to change. Kim Joo-heon said, “Everyone knows what kind of personality I have, so they are listening to me. So, I am very grateful to my colleagues,” and smiled brightly.