Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors Kim Jin-soo (31) and Cho Kyu-seong (25) kept quiet about the controversy surrounding Ahn Deok-soo’s trainer during the World Cup.
Kim Jin-soo received a question about Ahn and the Korea Football Association at the winter field training camp held at the Jeonbuk Hyundai Clubhouse in Wanju, Jeonbuk on the afternoon of the 12th. Regarding this, Kim Jin-soo avoided answering, saying, “There is nothing I can say or give.”
At the time of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, Ahn helped the players as a personal trainer for Son Heung-min (Tottenham), but after being eliminated in the round of 16, Ahn posted an article criticizing the Football Association on his Instagram. 안전놀이터
Mr. Ahn said, “A lot of things happened in Room 2701, and if reporters contact me about why Room 2701 came into existence, we will be able to learn more about things beyond common sense beyond imagination.” wrote. At the same time, he revealed photos taken with national team players such as Son Heung-min, Kim Jin-soo, and Cho Kyu-seong.
The Football Association announced an official statement on the 10th, about a month after the controversy. While acknowledging that the Korea Football Association was lacking, he pointed out that there was a problem with the behavior of Ahn and the players. In particular, some players explained that they made inappropriate comments towards the medical staff and staff of the association.
Cho Kyu-seong said, “I didn’t see the (Football Association) statement,” but said, “It seems so good to be with a personal trainer.” He explained, “The body is the life of an athlete. We need someone who knows the players well, can communicate well, and takes care of the body.”
The Korea Football Association predicted that the employment of personal trainers will increase in the future. Therefore, it was revealed that a policy on how to set up the relationship between coaching staff and personal trainers would be prepared and applied by the end of March at the latest.