Baek Seung-ho (27), a former member of the national team, joined Birmingham City (England), a team from the English Championship (second division).
Birmingham City announced on Monday (Korea time) that it had signed a contract with Paik until June 2026, adding that it is “happy to announce the recruitment of Paik.” His jersey number is 13.
“Baek has played in 15 national team matches so far. He scored in the round of 16 against Brazil at the FIFA Qatar World Cup 2022, and 10 months later, he won the Asian Games title,” the club said.
Through the club, Baek said, “I’m happy to be a part of Birmingham. I’m excited, and I can’t wait to get started.”
“One of my dreams since I was young was to play soccer in England. I was really happy when I heard that Birmingham was interested in me,” he continued.
He added, “It’s a club I already knew, and I decided to come to Birmingham after meeting with the manager.”
Baek Seung-ho is a midfielder born in 1997 and grew up in Spain’s prestigious FC Barcelona youth team in 2010. Later, he made his debut with Barcelona B, a second-tier team, in February 2016 and signed a professional contract in July of the same year.
However, he was unable to play due to problems with the agent and the club and headed to Jeonbuk Hyundai in the K League in 2021 after going through Girona CF and SV Darmstadt 98.
Baek also addressed the military service issue, which he had been following like a tag. At the Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China last year, Baek served as captain and won a gold medal in the military service, enjoying benefits from the military service.
In the interview, Baek Seung-ho also looked back on his Spanish days.
“I learned the tactical part and how to move in Spain. I also learned a lot about how to make relationships with my colleagues. In Germany, I achieved physical growth. I learned a lot in both countries,” he said.
“It was a good experience. It is a dream for all the players to go to the World Cup. I had the best experience that I could get as a player,” he said of participating in the World Cup.
Baek Seung-ho said it was impressive to talk to Birmingham coach Tony Mowbray before signing the contract. 월카지노주소
“He told me about my style, how to use it in the stadium, and the future. Everything was great,” he said. “I’ve been to many countries, but one of the important things is to have a relationship with the coach. I felt ‘really comfortable’ while talking with Mowbray, and I was motivated to come here,” he said in concluding the interview.