“There is no player who will refuse when receiving an offer from Ulsan Hyundai by coach Hong Myung-bo.” This is Ju Min-gyu (32, Ulsan Hyundai)’s ‘Choncheol Murder’.
Ju Min-gyu, the ‘native geopo’, has returned to Ulsan. It’s been 4 seasons. He wore the Ulsan uniform in 2019. However, Ulsan and Joo Min-gyu’s accompaniment ended with one season. Joo Min-kyu created another history at Jeju United.
In the 2020 season, he won the K-League 2 and led the promotion to the first division, and the following year he scored 22 goals and became the top scorer. It was the first time in five years that a native striker won the top scorer award after Jeong Jo-guk. Joo Min-gyu also scored 17 goals with Cho Kyu-seong (Jeonbuk) in 2022, but failed on the threshold of becoming the top scorer for the second year in a row as he fell behind in points per game.
However, he has grown into a striker who is no longer questioned, and coach Hong reached out. I met Joo Min-gyu at the Ulsan clubhouse on the 11th. “It’s so good to be back. I’m having a happy time. It’s my first time with the director. He told me not to be impatient, but I felt a great force and aura. Every word stuck in my ears.”
Ulsan is different from Jeju. He is the K-League Champion. It’s a burden for residents, but we have to overcome it. He said, “I have to live up to Ulsan’s reputation. If I fill in what Ulsan lacked, it could be a chance to win the championship for the second year in a row. All of the defenders and midfielders are great. I have to make a decision to win the championship again. do,” he stressed.
Joo Min-gyu will start a full-fledged experiment at the Portuguese training camp, which he will leave on the 21st. Director Hong said, “We are also considering a two-top team with Martin Adam and Joo Min-kyu. We need to find a way for the two to coexist by preparing more aggressive tactics.” Joo Min-gyu said, “When I saw Martin Adam from the outside, he was huge. When I saw him in person, I felt bigger and stronger. I knew he was a good player, but I feel it again.” that,” he replied.
Through the Qatar World Cup, Cho Kyu-sung stood tall as Korea’s leading striker. On the other hand, Joo Min-gyu was controversial because he was not selected for Bentoho even as the K-League top scorer two years ago. He said, “A player who participates in the World Cup is a good player. I also learned a lot and was motivated through this World Cup.” “I always have thoughts about the national team. I think good things will happen if we complement with good players.” 메이저놀이터
Joo Min-gyu even played the role of Harry Kane, who came down to midfield last year to help. He said, “Each of them has a role, but they have to do better in what they can do well. There are so many good players in Ulsan. Goals are important, but fighting as a team is more important. It is an expected part,” he said.
When asked about the goal for the 2023 season, there was no individual. It was just a team. “It’s good to be the top scorer, but I’ve never won the K-League 1. I won the championship when I was in Jeju’s second division, but the level of joy was different. I wonder how good it would be to win the K-League 1. This year’s goal is to win the team unconditionally.”
In order to do so, it has to overcome rival Jeonbuk Hyundai. Joo Min-gyu said, “I think it’s a good rivalry. Everyone knows that the Jeonbuk match is important. So I want to win that match. That way, the chances of winning the championship increase.”
Joo Min-kyu’s keyword for this season is ‘expectation’. He smiled and said, “I came back to Ulsan, but I don’t want to hear that my power has weakened.