Correspondent Kang Dong-hoon = Yoon Seok-young (32, Gangwon FC) performed well at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and received a ‘love call’ from multiple European clubs when he won a bronze medal. Eventually, he joined Queens Park Rangers (QPR) in January 2013 and stepped on the stage of the English Premier League (EPL). Park Ji-seong (41), technical director of Jeonbuk Hyundai, gathered a lot of expectations while eating rice in one pot.
Yoon Seok-young, however, finished the season without playing in a single game during the second half. In particular, he was thoroughly shunned by former manager Harry Redknapp (75, England). Even after that, his life was not smooth. He did not receive many opportunities to play, and had a difficult time, such as changing loans. He only played 37 career games in his three years at QPR.
In the end, after ending his company with QPR in 2016, he liquidated his European stage when he moved to Kashiwa Rey Solo in the Japanese J League through Danish Superliga Bromby IF. Afterwards, he returned to the K-League stage, and continued his career by joining Gangwon FC in 2021.
Yoon Seok-young has experienced the big league stage and had a harder time than anyone else, so he expressed his wish that his juniors would not go through the same procedure. He met with reporters at the 2023 K-League winter field training media camp held at the Songjeong Hotel in Busan on the 10th and said, “Looking back on the past, I think it would be good to advance to the European stage with a step-by-step. Also, timing seems to be really important. “he said.
In particular, Yoon Seok-young said, “I hope there will be a way to go out when there is a good opportunity,” with Yang Hyun-joon (21), who has recently opened up the possibility of advancing to Europe within Gangwon FC. I don’t. If there is an opportunity to go straight to the big leagues, I think I’ll be worried. But I think it’s better to take steps step by step.”
He said, “In fact, in my case, I received offers from other European clubs, such as Germany, even before the London Olympics. Every time I went to the club and coach and asked for a transfer, it failed. Timing seems to be important.” “It was winter when I went to QPR, It was in the relegation zone, and it was when Redknapp took over as new coach as the existing coach was hardened. Because of the situation like this, I couldn’t seize the opportunity. It’s what Ji-sung Park said, and it’s very difficult to adapt if you go in the middle. Certainly, when the season starts, it’s the first time I think it’s important to make it together from the beginning,” he added.
Below is the full Q&A of Yoon Seok-young’s interview.
How is the condition overall?
Through high-intensity training in Thailand, he has improved physically. The condition is also good.
As a new bridegroom, it seems that the resolution is different.
My wife takes good care of me. Since he was considerate of me from the time we were dating, he created a good environment for me to focus on soccer. I think I fell in love with that part a lot. As I started a family this year, I am trying to work harder with a sense of responsibility. 토토사이트
Since coming to Gangwon FC, he has been playing as a center back all the time.
I have been watching the center back since I came to Gangwon, but I think I’m more used to it now. It feels like the main position has changed from sideback to centerback. As a center back, I still lack a sense of stability, but I think I can show a better look if I make up for it.
It seems that he made a lot of effort in terms of bringing about a change in position.
I understand them well because I played sideback. I think there is an advantage in terms of covering when overlapping is attempted. However, as a center bag, it is lacking in aerial competition or physical aspects. trying to improve Even now, I am doing reinforcement training as much as possible through weights.
It has become a senior line.
Basically, I can’t adapt to the fact that I’m already a senior. I’m not ready to become an old man or a senior citizen. I think I am still young, and I want to get along well with young players. Of course, it feels difficult to understand the players these days, but when you get close to them and talk to them, they are pure and kind. Take good care of your body. There are many things to learn. I have some advice for them, but there are things I can learn in reverse.
As Gangwon FC performed well last year, expectations for this year are high.
It is clear that the confidence among the players has increased compared to last year. Every player wants to rise to a higher position. However, the league game will be different from last year and this year, and the newly promoted Gwangju FC and Daejeon Hana Citizen are not easy. I think we have to prepare well to win each game.
Overall, the K-League power has been leveled upwards.
It is true that other teams recruited a lot and strengthened well. However, rather than looking at other teams, I think we should focus on strengthening our team. I think we need to solidify our internal stability and control and fix the things that happen within the team.
He handed over number 7 to Yang Hyeon-jun.
He is a player that I have been keeping an eye on since he came in as a rookie the year before last. It stood out during his first practice match. That friend had the feeling that he was going to become something. I did really well last year too. But I think another situation will unfold this year. I gave up my uniform number in the hope that he would take more responsibility and play an active role for the team and fans.
Yang Hyeon-joon Transfer rumors often come out. As a senior who experienced Europe first, if you could give me some advice.
I hope that when there is a good opportunity, the way out will be opened. I got into the Premier League right away, but the opportunity doesn’t really come along very well. If there is a chance to go straight to the big leagues, I think I will be worried. However, when I look back on my past, I think it would be better to advance step by step step by step.
In fact, in my case, I received offers from other European clubs, including Germany, even before the London Olympics. Each time, I sought out the club and the manager and asked for a transfer, but it was canceled. Timing seems to be important. It was winter when I went to QPR, but it was in the relegation zone, and it was when Redknapp was newly appointed as the existing manager was sacked. Due to the circumstances, I did not take the opportunity. As Park Ji-sung sunbaenim said, it is very difficult to adapt if you go in the middle. Certainly, when the season starts, I think it’s important to build it together from the beginning. I think you should pay close attention to that part.