Jeju Jegal Jae-min said, “I really embraced it!”
“I can’t forget my father and mother who hugged me and shed tears together when I was struggling in the K3 league.”
Jeju United, a professional soccer K-League 1 team newly led by “victim” Kim Hak-beom (63), announced on the 2nd that it has selected “winger striker” Jegal Jae-min (23) as the first recruit in 2024.
Although he seems like a rookie player, Jegal Jae-min is actually a rookie for middle and high school students. This is because his record in K League 1 is “zero.”
That’s why the Jeju club also uses the expression “new player” for Jegal Jae-min, not “new player.”
For Jegal Jae-min, Jeju is the second K-League 1 club in his soccer career.
When he was at Jeonju University, he became the top scorer in the 2020 U-League King’s Game and stepped on to the professional stage through Daegu FC in 2021, but he moved to the K3 League (third division) stage with tears in his eyes without ever stepping on the ground.
Jegal Jae-min, who has been desperate for two years in the K3 League, performed his best in 2023 by winning three awards including the joint top scorer (12 goals) and the best 11 midfielder and the best player (MVP), and re-entered the K League 1 stage in three years after receiving a love call from Jeju.
Jegal Jae-min, who met with Yonhap News at the club house in Seogwipo, Jeju-do on the 5th, said, “I had the venom right,” and did not hide his determination to prepare for the second K-League stage of his life.
“I got an award at my own university, and I joined the club with excitement because Daegu sang it for me,” he said. “However, I quickly realized that the barriers to the K-League 1 were really high. I was not good enough.”
Jegal Jae-min eventually moved to the K3 League as if he was being chased, tasting the despair of “zero play” in the first K League 1 challenge.
He went through Gimhae City Hall and Dangjin Citizens’ Soccer Team and built a nest in Mokpo FC last year. 헤라카지노주소
Jegal Jae-min was very angry at his appearance in the lower league after failing to properly establish himself on the K League 1 stage, which soccer players envied.
“I came out of Daegu and stayed in Gimhae City Hall for about half a year in 2022, and in the second half of that year, I stayed in the Dangjin Citizens’ Soccer Team. I wandered a lot at that time,” he said. “When I should have made my mind stronger, I blamed myself and was disappointed in myself a lot during training and on the field.”