Professional soccer K League 1 Jeju United coach Nam Ki-il emphasized that he would communicate with the players in a different way ahead of the 2023 season. 스포츠토토
During the press conference, which lasted less than 20 minutes, he mentioned the word ‘communication’ alone 10 times.
Director Nam said at the ‘2023 K-League Winter Battery Training Media Camp’ held at the Parev Hotel in Seogwipo, Jeju on the 7th, “I thought that communication is not just leaving the door open and waiting, but visiting directly.”
At the same time, he said, “It’s a simple statement, but I ask the players how their condition is, what their family is like, and what they need. That’s what changed.”
Manager Nam, who took office as Jeju’s 16th command tower in 2020, raised the team that was in the second division at the time to the K League 1.
At this time, coach Nam, who received the K League 2 Coach Award and was recognized for his leadership, led Jeju to 5th place last season as well.
However, there were also bad news, such as key players such as Ju Min-gyu and Yoon Bit-garam, who had difficulty securing playing time under the Nam coach system, leaving the team at the end of the season.
Joo Min-gyu moved to Ulsan Hyundai, and Yoon Bit-garam wore a Suwon FC uniform through a trade with Ki-hyeok Lee.
Looking back, coach Nam said, “Last season, there was no dialogue with the players internally, so there was a difficult part.” “In the communication department, Bitgaram Yoon couldn’t talk to me much, so I was also disappointed. I was also a player who learned a lot as a coach.”
He said, “I personally feel sorry that the player’s skills were not revealed much in the stadium and that I was not able to send a lot to the game,” he said. said
Ahead of the new season, Jeju’s new ‘leader system’ is also part of its efforts to secure a communication channel.
Coach Nam, who appointed Choi Young-jun as captain, instead of electing a vice-captain, formed a team of five captains, including Ja-cheol Koo, Woon Jeong, Oh-kyu Kim, Hyun-beom Ahn, and Dong-jun Kim, to help the team communicate.
Coach Nam said, “The captains are all senior players, so they help us communicate.”
He continued, “I make mealtimes with the captain group about once or twice a month. Players and clubs are working hard to fill the necessary parts.”
Manager Nam, who had an aspiration to break the “yanggang system” between Ulsan and Jeonbuk Hyundai last season, said with great force that the goal remains unchanged in the 2023 season.
He said, “I will keep knocking on the door (to break the Yanggang composition) this season. I will move forward without fear.”
He said, “Of course, Jeonbuk and Ulsan are not teams that were created overnight. It is a team that has steadily advanced.” “Our club is also creating a good environment through good players.
Manager Nam, who is trying to continue to promote Jeju, could not hide his regret at the departure of Ju Min-gyu (17 goals) and Gerso (8 goals), who ranked second in scoring last season.
About half of Jeju’s total goals (52 goals) in the 2022 season came from the feet of the two players.
Manager Nam said, “The two players played a big role. Most of the goals were scored by the two players.”
Hayes, who ranked first overall in the K League 2 last season in Adidas Point, a player’power ranking’ announced by the Korea Professional Football Federation, moved from Gwangju FC to Jeju.
Director Nam expressed his anticipation, saying, “Hayes has a flash. When he catches the ball, he has the flash to see three or four moves ahead of him when he catches the ball, so fans will like it.”
Regarding Yuri, a striker from Brazil who was newly recruited, he praised him, saying, “He has good body movements in front of the gate. He is flexible and will play an active role in scoring.”