Gimcheon Sangmu overcame the Gimpo FC jinx in three games. At the center of it all was midfielder Kim Jin-gyu, who was responsible for both goals.
Gimcheon won 2-0 in the home game between Gimpo and Hana One Q K League 2 2023 Round 37 held at Gimcheon Sports Complex at 6:30 pm on the 29th. With the win on this day, they not only erased the jinx of losing all two games against Gimpo, but also narrowed the gap with leader Busan I-Park to two points. Depending on the results of the remaining two games, a comeback victory is possible.
Kim Jin-gyu played well against Gimpo. Starting as a midfielder, he assisted Lee Jun-seok’s first goal with an accurate cross in the 3rd minute of the second half, and scored the key goal with an accurate half-volley shot from Kim Hyun-wook’s cross in the 31st minute of the second half.
In an interview after the game, he said, “I went in knowing the result of Busan. If the results are wrong, promotion will be difficult regardless of the remaining games. I said let’s win with the players. I didn’t want to lose 3 times against Gimpo. “I think it’s good to win,” he said happily.
In particular, regarding his goals and assists, he said, “I trained a lot two weeks ago. It was something I cared about. “I think the coaching staff will like it because he came out with a goal,” he said. “I felt good the moment I hit it.” “The cross came out well,” he said, thanking his colleagues for collaborating with him.
Kim Jin-gyu left Jeonbuk Hyundai this season and chose to serve in the military. Now, he has been in the military for nearly a year and has adapted to it. He said, “It was difficult to adapt at first. It wasn’t easy for him, but he had a lot of classmates, and the seniors didn’t have much age difference, so he had fun. “I think it helped me a lot because the athletic facilities were good,” he said, adding that he was satisfied with his military life.
It may be regrettable that Kim Jin-gyu was not able to join Baek Seung-ho, his Jeonbuk teammate and friend of the same age. Baek Seung-ho was originally scheduled to enlist in Gimcheon after the end of this season. He received military exemption after winning a gold medal at the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games last September. Baek Seung-ho’s military enlistment became something that never happened.
He lost the opportunity to have a friend as his successor in the military. Kim Jin-gyu said, “I think we could have fun playing soccer if we played together. I had fun playing with Seungho when I was in Jeonbuk. (Song) I was glad that Mingyu and Seungho got along well. They are friendly with each other. (Q. Aren’t you disappointed that you couldn’t come as a successor?) He did not show any regret, saying, “Even if I come as a successor, it will only be for a short time.”굿모닝토토 주소