Coachs, if you could bring one of the players here, who would you bring?”
Ahead of the opening of the K-League 1 in the 2023 season, the command towers coveted each other’s players. Among them, the most popular player was Suwon FC midfielder Yoon Bitgaram (33).
The Hana One Q K League 1 2023 Opening Media Day, held at The-K Hotel Seoul in Yangjae on the afternoon of the 20th, was attended by 12 coaches and one representative player from each club. The moderator asked, as a common question among coaches, who they would bring if they recruited one of the players who attended Media Day.
It was Gangwon FC coach Choi Yong-soo who first picked Yoon Bit-garam. Coach Choi said, “I want to bring Yun Bit-garam once.” Then, he explained, “The innate soccer talent is really different. I’m quite greedy.”
Yoon Bit-garam, who made his professional debut with Gyeongnam FC in 2010, played for Seongnam FC, Ulsan Hyundai, and Jeju United before wearing a Suwon FC uniform this season. His K-League career record is 57 goals and 44 assists in 350 appearances.
When coach Choi pointed out Bitgaram Yoon, Suwon FC coach Dokyun Kim made a puzzled expression. Coach Kim passed over the situation, saying, “Last season, we lost a lot of goals, so I want to accept the player who wants to come, either Ulsan Jeong Seung-hyun or Jeonbuk Hyundai Hong Jeong-ho.” 먹튀검증
Gwangju FC coach Lee Jeong-hyo also sent a love call to Yoon Bit-garam. He mentioned, “I have skills, but I want to have a conversation with him once.” “I am seriously curious about what happened to that friend.
In addition, Daegu FC coach Choi Won-kwon pointed out Yoon Bit-garam, saying, “Our team needs a player with creativity.”
The response from Jeju coach Nam Ki-il, who had Yoon Bit-garam last season, also raised expectations. Previously, coach Nam did not hide his discomfort about Yun Bit-garam’s transfer to Suwon FC. Yoon Bit-garam also mentioned that he could not communicate with Nam at all, and the relationship between the two drew attention.
Manager Nam pointed out Gwangju center back Ahn Young-gyu. Coach Nam explained that it was a catch-up for Ahn Young-kyu’s confidence in winning three consecutive victories, foreshadowing a harsh first division game for Jeju, which had previously been promoted to the K-League 1.
Hyundai rivals Jeonbuk coach Kim Sang-shik and Ulsan coach Hong Myung-bo created a strange atmosphere. Ahead of this season, Jeonbuk recruited Amano from Ulsan. He also embraced Lee Dong-jun, who went abroad from Ulsan.
Jeonbuk coach Kim said with a smile, “I want to pick Jeong Seung-hyun from Ulsan.”
Ulsan coach Hong left a bone-chilling message. He praised, “There is an old saying, ‘Let the player who always snips our team sit on our bench'” and “That’s how Jung Seung-hyun is a coveted player and proved that he performed well in the league.”
The 12 clubs that have completed winter training and media day will start their first games on the 25th and 26th. The official opening game is the Hyundai Derby. Defending champions Ulsan will clash against Jeonbuk, the FA Cup champions last season, on the 25th at 2:00 p.m. at the Ulsan Munsu Soccer Stadium.