‘Inspiring interview’ Martha from Japan is back… “Let’s risk our lives this year too”

“Promotion, let’s risk our lives on that!”

Japanese midfielder Martha (28, Daejeon Hana Citizen), who became a hot topic of conversation two years ago in Korean, scored the first goal in the thrilling K-League 1 (first division). It was the theater winning goal he scored in his return from injury. After the game, he received applause from the fans in an interview in Korean.

Martha played as a substitute in the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 round 5 home game FC Seoul held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 1st and scored a dramatic winning goal with 2 minutes left at the end of regular time. Coming in in the 13th minute of the second half when the score was 2-2, he stormed Kim In-gyun’s cross from the left flank to the goal, finished it with his right foot, shook the net, and roared.

This goal was the winning goal in Daejeon’s 3-2 victory and his first goal in the K-League 1 stage. In addition, Daejeon’s victory over Seoul was the first in 19 years since 2004, and it remained as the protagonist of the winning goal that led to a historic victory. 메이저사이트

After entering the K-League for the first time wearing an Ansan Greeners uniform in 2019, Martha first played the K-League 1 stage at Gangwon FC in 2021 after passing through Suwon FC. However, at that time, after playing in 9 games, he moved on loan to Daejeon, which was the second division at the time, ahead of the second half.

Transferring to Daejeon was a godsend. Having established himself as a key player, he said, “I was a failed soccer player, especially right after his hat-trick (3 goals) against Ansan in 2021. But, like today, there is a game that can change your life. Promotion, let’s bet on that with our lives.” 

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