Chungbuk Cheongju FC head coach Choi Yun-gyeom leads a new team to the K League 2 stage. In the first year of its founding, the goal was to achieve a single-digit ranking. In particular, head coach Choi Yun-gyeom, who kept Chungnam Asan FC and Cheonan City FC in check, expressed his determination to surpass the two teams.
Director Choi Yoon-gyeom, who leads Chungbuk Cheongju, attended the 2023 K-League Winter Field Training 4th Media Camp press conference held at 10:00 am on the 2nd at the Multipurpose Hall of the Namhae Comprehensive Social Welfare Center. As the head of Chungbuk Cheongju, which is participating as a new member of the K-League 2 with Cheonan City for the new season, he conveyed his goals and blueprint for the upcoming season.
First, coach Choi Yun-gyeom told the reporters, “Please promote the Chungbuk Cheongju professional football team. Rather than the achievements of the football team, we are aiming for a year to promote Chungbuk Cheongju. I want to widely publicize that there is a professional soccer team in Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do by doing a lot of social contribution activities. However, as the head of the soccer team, I want to achieve good results and create good results, “he asked for publicity of the club.
-. What was the outcome of the 1st battery training?
“As new players joined, we had a lot of trouble sourcing players as a new team. The rules were strict, so it was difficult to contact players in advance. It took a lot of time to get to know the players and get to know each other as we started training.”
“Unexpectedly, I judged that the training performance was very good. It seems that the result was veteran players, or a number of experienced players, so they passed on their experience and know-how to their juniors, leading them well in the atmosphere and training process. 1 The tactical aspect of the first training was surprisingly quickly accepted by the players, and I am proud of the atmosphere and the sense of belonging to the Chungbuk Cheongju professional soccer team. The players are eagerly preparing with the mindset that this is the first year of its foundation.”
-. There are many teams in Chungcheong-do, but what sets Chungbuk-Cheongju apart?
“Since I was in charge of Daejeon, I am very happy to be promoted to K-League 1. If I had stayed in K-League 2 and formed a rivalry, there would have been many advantages. If we had moved and supported different teams, I think we would have had a lot of fans.”
-. What do you expect from Captain Ryu Won-woo?
“I have a reputation. Senior players not only have good performance, but also the leadership that brings them together. Ryu Won-woo, Lee Han-sam, Jang Hyuk-jin, and Park Geon, who are one year older, form the main axis and control the juniors well. The players are players who have lived with me in the past. They are well aware of the training style and tactical operation that I require. I think they quickly led younger players.”
“Leadership is not only a training ground, but also a part of life, for example, making time for communication that can be shared with the players, going to coffee shops in groups of three to five, and having meals separately. There is also a coffee shop and Korean restaurant in the suburbs, so I came across them frequently while moving after training in the evening. Personally, through interviews with the players, I learned the direction we should go, the way we run the game, our training posture, and our consciousness as professional players. I communicated a lot because I was there. The players accepted it well, so the training results were good, and the time to communicate was quite good.”
-. attitude towards a professional team.
“I first tested the Cheongju FC players while acting as the general director of the K3 League on July 1 of last year. It was decided through discussion. I raised about 4 players, and I am sorry for the rest of the players. Together, I have worked hard to promote Cheongju FC, and I should have brought several players together, but I want to convey my apologies. The rest of the time, while maintaining the role of supervisor, I focused on identifying candidates for other teams or competitive players.,I continuously reported to the club and matched the squad. Since it is a new team, I can not ignore the financial part. Comprehensively, the team was composed of competitive players by position, diversity, 30% of players in their 30s, and 3, 40% of intermediate and rookies.”
-. As an experienced leader, what color will you put on the sake.
“I want to use the expression ‘soft landing.’ I took charge of the city and village teams several times, but there was no continuity. When the mayor changed or the national team changed, it was unfortunate that the competitiveness of maintaining a good program or good squad would return to the starting point. Our club manages the administration. Other than that, the club is entirely entrusted with the operation. It is judged that there is a great advantage in being able to go to a team with sustainability in the future. The reason for using the expression soft landing is a team that develops again today and tomorrow, a month later, 1 I want to create a team that develops sustainably even after 2020. Rather than being greedy so that I can develop as the first coach, as I said before, rather than grades or achievements, I would like to achieve a short-term goal of interacting with the fans and if more fans come to the club, they will give a lot of support. There are a lot of things that can be used for marketing.”
-. Cheongju Football Open. What kind of football are you planning to show?
“All leaders often prefer the cute passing, build-up, and attack-oriented technical football that Manchester City or Bento did. Just because they have experience doesn’t mean they all played that kind of soccer. When I first received the offer and made up the players, I found a player who was suitable for this kind of soccer. I said that there were results when I played for a month, and when the players delivered it, they accepted it well. I think you can look forward to it.”
“We weren’t just looking for players, but there were many representatives and companies from each region, and we tried to raise interest in football. E) It seems like a guide. I had a lot of personal connections with the representatives around me. He went with me, introduced me, and said that they were people I needed to visit more often in the future. People who helped me a lot said that I needed to receive a lot of help, so I went around greeting them diligently. They chase a lot.”
-. Let’s take a look at some surprising players. 바카라
“Goalkeeper Jung Hyeon-ho, 2m 2 tall. He has good physical condition and great potential for development, so I think we need to train him intensively and grow. We picked 5 high school graduates and 2 college graduates with U-22 cards, including loan players. It is not to match the assortment, but because we have to use our country’s own system, I think we need to use this system to develop our players. I’m thinking of giving it, so the players can develop quickly.”
“It’s hard to give such an opportunity if you’re chasing after less performance. It’s a founding team, so we can afford it. We give opportunities to such players, and foreign players are likely to sign a contract today, so we formed a team of 23 players. I want to make everyone play, even for just one minute. There are so many players who disappear without a name as they enter the pro world. I want to give them at least a chance as much as possible. If we build up those parts one by one, develop the strength to unite, and become the original team. It will be a team like Leicester City. It will take some time, but if you speed up the development step by step, it will not take much time. As players, we will improve every year. It is important that the team develops as well, not just the squad.”
-. Does his son Minho (SHINee) also come to the stadium?
“I said I would come before the opening. It’s not 100% because I had time at that time, and there may be variables. I tried to use my son’s chance, but he’s a little busy these days. I heard that it would be possible. I liked it very much when I first took it, and I have a lot of interest in original soccer. I will come often.
“I thought it was the last team and joined the Chungbuk Cheongju Professional Soccer Team. If the CEO takes me for a long time, I want to make a good team. I don’t know what will happen, but I want to use my abilities and know-how to the fullest to create a team with the potential for sustainable development and pass it on to talented juniors.
” He continues to be a director even after he is over 60 years old. There is also a sense of responsibility. Aren’t there a lot of older generations gone? As the 2002 members came in, it is personally regrettable that middle or senior leaders went to amateur teams or lower league teams earlier than their abilities. I want to show that the seniors have enough ability by working hard and producing results with a sense of responsibility.”
-. Talk about achievements. Estimated ranking.
“Last year, out of 11 teams, Gimpo placed 8th, so I will put 4 teams behind me. Single digit. I am not 1st, but 9th. There are two rival teams. I want to surpass them. Chungnam Asan and Cheonan. They have a similar environment, similar level of investment and squad to ours. I do not look at it lightly. I respect it, but I want to push back four teams like Gimpo and Ansan and achieve 9th place. Could it be?”
“I don’t think the fans should make a fist fight by forming a rivalry, but I want to create a cheering culture with a distinct regional color. (Thinking about the Chungcheong derby?) The investment is similar, and Cheonan is the same founding team. It has never won in the K3 League. I know. Cheonan invested a lot compared to us, so I watched 2 games and lost in a row because the player level was higher than us. Now we start on an equal footing. We are on a similar starting point in terms of money. I want to call them rivals, and we are close. I want to create a fan culture where local residents love and support their team.”