“We need to have our own color for sure. We want a dynamic football that’s not boring.”
Head coach Kim Eun-joong, who became the fifth Suwon FC head coach, expressed his expectations for a new start, but was determined to make the team’s color clearer.랭크카지노
Suwon FC appointed Kim Eun-joong, former head coach of the U-20 national team, as the fifth coach on the 20th. K3 FC Mokpo coach Cho Duk-je, former Jeonnam Dragons coach Jeon Kyung-joon, and former Suwon Samsung coach Kim Byung-soo were among the candidates, but Kim Eun-joong was selected.
Choi Soon-ho, head of Suwon FC, gave a big score to Kim, who has a strong soccer philosophy and is well-versed in modern soccer as a young leader. “The fact that he is well-versed in modern soccer has played a significant role,” Choi said. “He is the first professional soccer coach, but I am looking forward to leading the team based on his strong soccer philosophy.”
Coach Kim started his professional career with Daejeon Citizen (current Daejeon Hana Citizen) in 1997, played for FC Seoul, Guangzhou City (China), Jeju United, Gangwon FC, and Pohang Steelers, and retired from his former team Daejeon in 2014.
He became a leader in 2014. Starting with Daejeon Plating Coach, he served as the head coach of the U-23 national team and took the helm of the U-20 national team last year. At the 2023 FIFA U-20 World Cup in Argentina, which ended in June, he made it to the semifinals in just one year and a half since he became the head coach.
“I’m looking forward to it. It’s a bit burdensome, but I know what Suwon FC needs.” Kim said in a telephone interview with Sports Seoul on Monday. “We need to prepare the team to rebound. We need to attack well. We need to do better when we can. We lost a lot of points in defense, but if we prepare well, we can see a rebound.”
“We have to have our own color. What I want is to play soccer that is dynamic and not boring. I want to play soccer that I can concentrate on for the entire 90 minutes. You have to keep running throughout the game to be more likely to overpower the opponent. Basically, I am preparing for fast soccer based on my physical strength. You have to train hard and strong, and there are many days to smile when you start the season. I think the players will be aware of it. I hope that he will come with a firm mindset when he calls for a meeting in March next month,” he said with a smile.
In order to play tireless soccer, the composition of the players must be supported. “The head of the team (Choi) mentioned the direction and the philosophy of the club first. I have a vision to take with me, and I had similar thoughts. I was more attracted to Suwon FC because it had a clear direction,” head coach Kim added.
One of them is the development system. Choi once emphasized fostering human resources as one of the team’s new visions. The details include the operation of professional B teams and the establishment of a men’s and women’s youth system.
Coach Kim also discovered future resources for Korean soccer, including Bae Joon-ho (Stoke City), Kim Ji-soo (Brentford), Lee Young-joon (Sangyeong Kim Cheon), Lee Seung-won (Gangwon FC), and Choi Seok-hyun (Dankook University). “The reality is that if a good player comes out, a team with a lot of money is taken from him. Citizens’ teams have limitations. The team has a clear direction for selling. Team A needs to settle down in the K-League 1 and secure resources for us to use while fostering Team B, so that the team can make a strong progress.”
Kim consistently visited soccer fields while serving as a member of the Technical Research Group of the Korea Professional Football League. “When I was a national team leader by age, I watched the K-League, but I watched only certain players. TSG requires a clearer view of not only all players but also team colors. Those things helped me greatly,” he said.
Kim is stepping up efforts not only to form coaching staff but also to form a squad for the next season. “We plan to complete 70 to 80 percent of the formation of players before the first call-up,” Kim said.