4 May 2024

Jung Jae-hee of Pohang, “I can score at any time.”

By pestfood.com

Jung Jae-hee (30) of the Pohang Steelers, who tied for the lead in scoring with seven goals in the K League 1 of professional football this season, was happy, saying, “I proved that he is a goal scorer at any time.”

Jung Jae-hee scored goals in succession in the 33rd minute of the first half, the 7th minute of the second half and the 17th minute of the second half in an away game against Gangwon FC at Songam Sports Town in Chuncheon on the 1st, leading the team’s 4-2 victory.

This is the first hat trick that Jung Jae-hee has recorded in nine years since her debut as a pro in 2016. With the three goals that she scored on the day, Jung scored a total of seven, and instantly rose to tied for the top scorer. It is also the first time that she has become the top scorer in a professional stage.

In an interview with “News 1,” Jeong Jae-hee said, “I’m still dazed, but I feel good. It’s amazing that my name is written highest on the portal site’s score ranking, so I keep looking for it.”

Jeong Jae-hee has a rare record of scoring all four goals she scored before the match against Gangwon in the extra time of the second half. In the third round against Gwangju FC, the fourth round against Jeju United, the sixth round against Hana Citizen in Daejeon, and the seventh round against FC Seoul, she scored 90 minutes after the regular time, and was called the “man of extra time.” In contrast, in the 10th round against Gangwon, she scored all three goals during the regular time.

“Of course, I’m happy to score a goal at the end of the second half, but I judged that it was not good for a player because if it is hardened into a ‘joker image’ that only scores goals as a substitute, it will be imprinted as if it has only limited functions,” Jung Jae-hee said. “It was my second start of the season against Kangwon, and it’s a meaningful hat trick for me in that I proved that I’m a player who scores enough goals no matter when I play.”

As Jung Jae-hee did her part as a starter, not a joker, Pohang coach Park Tae-ha was in a happy dilemma about who to use as a starter, in addition to Giorgi and Lee Ho-jae.

In addition, Jung Jae-hee has relieved his regret from suffering from a hamstring injury last season, so he is more pleased with his current performance.

Jung Jae-hee, who was injured twice last season and played only seven league games, has already exceeded that record in eight games this season, and is having the best time to lead the scoring.

Jeong Jae-hee said, “After suffering greatly last season, I set my own goal this year, saying, ‘Let’s not get sick until the end of the season.’ In the match against Gangwon, where he had a hat-trick, he repeatedly said, ‘Let’s not get hurt’ right before kick-off. Then, I became more comfortable and scored more easily.”

Thanks to the brilliant performance of Jung Jae-hee, who emptied her mind, Pohang is also enjoying a boom. Pohang is leading the K League 1 with six wins, three draws and one loss (21 points).

For Jung Jae-hee, he is the best start with the leading scorer and the team leading the league.

This is especially interesting because Pohang did not receive much expectation due to the replacement of many coaches and key players this year, and Jeong Jae-hee did not receive much attention before the season. Both team and individual rankings are unexpected stars. 토토사이트

“Pohang has its own team atmosphere and system. That’s why Pohang has the power to roll no matter who comes or what happens,” Jung Jae-hee said. “The score ranking is tied with not only me but also Lee Dong-kyung (Gimcheon) and Lee Sang-hun (Gangwon), reflecting the modern soccer trend in which not only strikers but also wing and midfielders score a lot.”