“If Yang Hyeon-jun (21) scores 2 goals each, won’t (average) 5,000 people come to the stadium?”
Kim Byeong-ji, CEO of Gangwon Pro Football, answered as follows at a recent press conference when asked about performance and ways to increase spectators. Gangwon remained in the K League 1 (first division) after the promotion playoffs in 11th out of 12 teams in the 2021 season. Last season, he reached Final A (1st to 6th place) and finished the season in 6th place. The mercenary skills of coach Choi Yong-soo (50), who took command of Gangwon in November 2021, had a significant effect on the team scoring, which only scored 40 goals in the 2021 season, increased to 50 goals last season.
The core of Gangwon’s attack is Yang Hyeon-jun and Kim Dae-won (26). Last season, Yang Hyun-jun scored 8 goals and 4 assists, and Kim Dae-won scored 12 goals and 13 assists. According to the ‘2022 K-League Technical Report’ published by the Korea Professional Football Federation on the 9th, Gangwon’s average direct speed (the speed of ball development in the direction of the opponent’s goal) last season was 12.22m per second, ranking third in the league. The average number of passes is also second in the league (3.12 times). That’s how fast and concise the attack was. This is thanks to Yang Hyun-joon and Kim Dae-won, who have good speed, dribbling and passing skills. Left striker Kim Dae-won said, “Last season (with right striker Yang Hyun-joon), synergy gradually developed.” 먹튀검증
Gangwon’s goal this season is to advance to Final A for the second consecutive season. From the 5th, Gangwon is conducting overseas training in Chonburi, Thailand for the first time in two years. Yang Hyun-joon, who made his professional debut in the 2021 season, is his first overseas training session. Yang Hyeon-joon said, “I am learning various tactics while training on the soft grass in warm weather.”v