Chun Sung-hoon (23), who has emerged as a new striker option for Incheon United, has a heavy burden on his shoulders. Seonghun Chun returned to Incheon last month after experiencing the stage in Germany. He’s still young, but he has a lot of work to do in the new season. As the depth of the team’s striker position is relatively thin, it seems that Chun Seong-hun will be given a lot of chances to play.
Incheon is a special place to Seonghun Cheon. He is a star who has grown step by step through all the youth systems of the Incheon club. Starting with Incheon U-12, he played for U-15 Gwangseong Middle School and U-18 Daegeon High School. Cheon Seong-hoon, who was also named in the national team by age and recognized for his potential, moved to Augsburg, Germany in 2019 after graduating from Daegeon High School and stepped on the European stage at an early age. After that, after spending time on loan at FC Homburg and Augsburg, he returned to his hometown team, Incheon.
Cheon Seong-hoon, who we met on the 14th at Gyeongnam Changwon Field Training Media Day, said, “I joined the team during the Thailand field training. At first, it was difficult to adapt, but as all players’ bodies improved, I came up. After listening to the advice of the therapists, coach Cho Seong-hwan We are preparing for the season by following orders.”
Cheon Seong-hun is a player with excellent physical condition. Despite his height of 190cm, he has solid and flexible movements. He also has strength in shooting. Incheon has foreign striker Hernandez, but it is a law that cannot be responsible for a long season alone. Chun Seong-hoon is also expected to share the role.
air power and shooting ability. And Cheon Seong-hoon, who appealed for his ability to score points in the penalty box, said, “As a frontline striker, I am training focusing on not losing in header competitions and not losing in physical fights. And as a striker, the most important thing is to score. Focus on this. We are preparing for the season,” he explained.
He learned a lot through his short but European life. He has also grown technically. Chun Seong-hoon said, “I felt that he lacked shooting ability and destructive power inside th토토사이트e box. I think he improved a lot while training in Europe.”
The existence of Ja-Cheol Koo (Jeju United) and Dong-Won Ji (FC Seoul), who were with him in Augsburg, were also a source of strength. Chun Seong-hoon said, “The two brothers gave me a lot of advice related to football as well as daily life. Thanks to you, I feel that I grew up in a short period of time. Thank you. Even when I came to Korea, he contacted me first. All teams were busy during the season due to the off-season training schedule. We couldn’t meet each other because we were preparing for ‘.. I hope we can have a meal together.
The K-League stage is the first challenge. He stepped on the blue ground at the Incheon Stadium, where he dreamed of watching from afar during his youth in Incheon. Chun Seong-hoon said, “I thought there was a big difference from the first team even when I was in middle school and high school. Now I am a member of the team. I am excited and excited. I want to become a player who lives up to expectations. Before leaving Incheon, I was a ball boy and the team performance was not good. However, Incheon’s quality improved every year, and now it has become a team that competes for the championship. It is burdensome, but it is also exciting.”
He continued, “I got to play with the hyungs I know just by hearing their name. It motivates me. Because they are veteran hyungs, I trust them, and I try to follow them no matter what advice they give. The hyungs asked us to compete for the championship first, so we are also motivated. To the team I am also proud of it.”
K-League Challenge. His goal for the first season is a double-digit goal. It may seem like a pretty lofty goal, but there is a reason we set the bar high. To do my best until the end of the season. Cheon Seong-hoon gritted his teeth, saying, “I’m aiming for a double-digit score and starting the season. That’s why I have to prepare harder.”
Lastly, Chun Seong-hoon said, “I think Incheon can compete for the championship this year. I haven’t played against Jeonbuk Hyundai or Ulsan Hyundai, but I think I can do it given the training and team quality. Other teams will also feel burdened by Incheon.” He said, “I think it will be good to hear from Incheon fans that ‘I’ve come back well’ in the future. I will become a striker who can be enthusiastic with the fans.”