“My only option was Jeonbuk Hyundai. (Criticism) is something I have to accept.”
Kwon Chang-hoon, 31, who joined Suwon Samsung, Jeonbuk and Hyundai, remained calm. At a meeting with reporters at Incheon International Airport on Thursday, he calmly talked about the criticism against him and the background of his move to Jeonbuk.
Kwon will make a fresh start for Jeonbuk this season. After graduating from Suwon Samsung Youth Matan High School, he played for Suwon from the 2013-2016 season. Since then, he has advanced to the European leagues and played for Dijon (France) and Freiburg (Germany). Then, he returned to Suwon in the 2021 season. After completing his military service at Gimcheon Sangmu, he joined Suwon again.
However, due to injury, he failed to play a single game last season, and Suwon suffered the disgrace of being demoted to the K-League 2 for the first time since the foundation of the club. As a result, Kwon Chang-hoon’s trip to Jeonbuk received harsh criticism from Suwon fans. Kwon posted an apology through his SNS a day before the transfer announcement, but nothing changed. “My only option was Jeonbuk. I had to come to Jeonbuk, and I was the most enthusiastic. I am grateful that I signed a contract even though I knew my physical condition. I will do my best with the same mindset,” Kwon said.
When Kwon didn’t show up last season, rumors and speculations arose. “I think it’s possible because I didn’t mention it. I was injured and couldn’t move anywhere. I didn’t pay much attention,” Kwon said. “As a player, nothing is more difficult than not being able to play on the field. I have never let go of my desire to play for just one minute. In the end, I think that’s something I have to accept.” 헤라카지노주소
Kwon will leave for Dubai, the United Arab Emirates, the first off-season training site in North Jeolla Province. However, his physical condition is still not perfect. “I am not that good enough to join the training immediately. I am discussing with my team doctor and trainer how I will proceed. I need to undergo treatment and rehabilitation. I can’t say when I will play,” he said.
In the end, he has to overcome and prove himself. As such, this season is an important year for Kwon Chang-hoon as well. The public criticism against him should also be quelled. “I think I need to strengthen my mind. As I have been playing soccer, I have tried to show better performance every year. I think I need to recover quickly and make efforts to help the team. I hope the day will come when I can have fun playing soccer. That’s all. I think it’s my role to show my best, and I think that will improve (public opinion).”