Jeonnam Dragons striker Lee Yong-jae laughed, saying he wanted to show his two daughters a father who plays as a professional soccer player. He explained that this is why he never gave up despite his long-term injury.
Jeonnam, led by Lee Yong-jae, won 3-0 in the match against Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do in the 37th round of Hana One Q K League 2 2023 held at Gwangyang Soccer Stadium at 1:30 pm on the 29th. Thanks to consecutive goals from Plana in the 37th minute of the first half, Lee Yong-jae in the 5th minute of the second half, and Noh Geon-woo in the 17th minute of the second half, Jeonnam defeated difficult enemy Chungbuk Cheongju and accumulated three valuable points at home.
Lee Yong-jae received a pass from Valdivia in the 5th minute of the second half, when North Chungcheong Cheongju’s counterattack was fierce, and succeeded in scoring with an intelligent chip shot that went over the opposing goalkeeper Park Dae-han’s defense shield in the space on the right side of the box. This is the third goal of the season.
At a meeting with <Best Eleven> after the game, Lee Yong-jae said, “It was a very important game today. It was also a very difficult game if we lost,” and after looking back on the game against Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, he added, “Still, we were able to win and keep our hopes of advancing to the playoffs alive.” “I’m really happy about this,” he said, adding meaning to the victory.
He then looked at his current situation, saying, “I was injured until the middle of the season,” and then added, “It took a lot of time to get back in shape, so there were a lot of difficulties. But I’m glad that my condition improved at a critical moment at the end. As a striker, I scored a goal. “I tried to help the team win, and that was really positive,” he said, expressing satisfaction with his performance.
As the player himself mentioned, Lee Yong-jae had a very difficult time this season due to injury. Two weeks before the start of the season, he collided with a teammate during team training and completely ruptured his medial ligament, taking about four months off. Afterwards, he returned, but injured his hamstring again and was out of action.
Lee Yong-jae honestly confessed his feelings at the time, saying, “When I got injured for the first time, I was empty. I just wanted to work hard to help when I return. But when I injured my hamstring, it was mentally difficult.”온라인카지노
He continued, “As I watched the team continue to hope for the playoffs even in difficult situations, I just thought that I too should persevere and be of help in the end.” In fact, Lee Yong-jae has been helpful to the team at critical moments, scoring 3 points in 7 games since his return and scoring in two consecutive games. Things are going according to the scenario Lee Yong-jae hoped for.
Lee Yong-jae expressed his desire to stay healthy and play as a professional soccer player. There is a reason. It’s because of his two daughters.
Lee Yong-jae said, “This year, my second daughter was born. Looking at my daughter, I have a strong desire to show her how to play soccer more. Of course, she may not know it well because she is still young, but I still want to show her that my father is a soccer player. That’s where I found my earnestness.” He laughed. He then expressed his satisfaction with the fact that he has become more mature, saying, “When I was young, I only trusted my body and endured it. But now, I have grown mentally. So I was able to prepare better.”