The Pohang Steelers are seeing the effect of recruiting Jeka (26), the “King of Linkage”.
As of the 7th, Pohang is running at the top of the K-League 1 (Part 1). I played 2 games and I am recording 2 wins (6 points) alongside FC Seoul and Ulsan Hyundai, but I scored 5 goals and am in the lead according to the point-multiple points priority principle.
It is meaningless to discuss the rankings as it is still the first two games of the season. However, there is a reason why Pohang’s performance has improved. It is evaluated that “Jecca’s role was great.”
Pohang fell into the absence of a target striker for a while as Ilkuchenko left for Jeonbuk in 2021. Pohang coach Kim Ki-dong, who mainly uses the 4-2-3-1 formation, was unable to find a good striker to put in the front one, so he placed Lee Seung-mo, a defensive midfielder with good physicality, to virtually hold out as a zero-top. Last year, Moses Ogbu, who had experience in Asian football in the second division of China, was recruited, but the contract was terminated after 5 months when he could not help the team at all. Moses suffered from poor form and only made 13 appearances, scoring only one goal. 먹튀검증
Even though he endured without a target striker for two years, coach Kim produced results. In 2021, it fell to 9th in the K-League, but finished runner-up in the Asian Champions League (ACL). In 2022, he proudly earned the right to participate in the ACL by finishing third in the K-League.
However, in the 2023 season, when the K-League and ACL had to be performed simultaneously in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding, a foreign striker was definitely needed. Before the end of last season, I got 1,000,000 horses. As a replacement for Ed, who was injured last year, he signed an early signing contract with Jeka, who recorded 7 goals and 7 assists in 28 games wearing a Daegu FC uniform.
But I was caught in a variable. My car wasn’t doing well in her winter training. After recovering from an injury during winter training in Hanoi, Vietnam, she returned to her home country, Brazil, to give birth to her wife at the end of January and stayed there for 10 days. The team finished training in Vietnam and moved to Jeju Island in early February to start the second training session, but Jeka joined the team late on the 6th of last month. Coach Kim, whom I met in Jeju Island at the time, sighed, saying, “Due to Jeka’s injury and childbirth issues, I couldn’t train properly. I couldn’t get along with the existing players at all.”