Midfielder Shin Jin-ho, who moved to Incheon United in the professional soccer K League 1, conveyed his apologies to Pohang Steelers coach Kim Ki-dong, the former team commander.
Shin Jin-ho conveyed his determination to face the 2023 season through Incheon’s ‘2023 K-League Winter Battery Training Media Camp’ held at the Changwon International Hotel on the evening of the 14th.
Shin Jin-ho said, “I am excited and looking forward to joining a team called Incheon. I remember the cheers of the fans when I went to Incheon, but I felt that I had grown a lot last year. It’s a season where I’m looking forward to how good I can get after I join,” he said.
Lee Myung-joo, whom he worked with in Pohang in the past, had a great influence on the transfer.” He said, “I think (the influence) was great. When director Cho Seong-hwan met at an official meeting, he said half-jokingly and half-seriously that he was recruiting over 35-year-olds. I thought a lot before deciding. I had contact with many teams, but the thought of coming to Incheon, as I said before, the fans are very passionate, and that part always remained in my memory. Being able to work with Lee Myung-joo seems to have played a big role.” 메이저놀이터
It was a transfer that was a great power for Incheon, but the power of Pohang, the former team, decreased sharply. Coach Kim Ki-dong and the Pohang players expressed their regrets openly through a media camp previously held.
In response, Shin Jin-ho said, “Director (Kim Ki-dong) also showed a sad heart when he saw the interview. Personally, I don’t think anyone should curse at me if I choose Incheon. Humanly, I have a close relationship with the director, so I admit that the director is disappointed. If you say you’re sad, you can always meet and say sorry. I haven’t been on the phone with the director yet. He didn’t answer the phone (laughs)” and “If we meet at the stadium, I’m not friendly, but I will greet you. This is a problem to be resolved with the director. I don’t think the director is the kind of person who will keep it in mind for a long time. I’ll probably catch it once (laughs). It is true that he was grateful to the coach and felt sorry for him while transferring.”
He aims for tomorrow while burying the past. Shin Jin-ho said, “Personally, I want to do more than 10 attack points again. I also want to try winning in Incheon. It may not be this year, but I think it will be possible with the current atmosphere and mindset. In the future, I hope that this atmosphere will continue without breaking, so that the Incheon team will become a more established citizen club.”