Ansan Greeners’ Kim Do-yoon dreams of taking a higher leap.
Ansan Greeners held a press conference for the 2023 K-League Winter Field Training Media Camp at the Seogwipo Cal Hotel located in Seogwipo, Jeju Island at 4:00 pm on the 6th.
Ansan had a series of tough fights last season. Since the opening of the K-League 2, they have failed to win in the first 15 games, and even after that, they showed ups and downs in every game and were unable to accumulate points stably. In the end, they finished the season in 9th place, and had to be satisfied with a 1-point gap with 10th-ranked Busan and a 2-point lead with 11th-ranked Jeonnam, which was at the bottom. In addition, it was not easy to set a cluttered atmosphere as director Cho Min-guk resigned midway through.
It is a series of difficult seasons, but Ansan is determined to rebound under coach Lim Jong-heon. He took over from the acting manager midway through last season and became the manager, and is now preparing for his first season as a full manager. It’s not an easy situation compared to last season, but coach Lim Jong-heon is trying to challenge that possibility.
Coach Lim Jong-heon’s first step was to reinforce players. He left Choi Geon-joo and Song Jin-gyu, who were the team’s main guns, and it was inevitable to reinforce players. Accordingly, Kim Do-yoon was chosen as the forward striker. Kim Do-yoon has a unique history of coming up step by step from the K3 League. In 2019, he joined the Paju Citizen Soccer Team, which was a K4 League team at the time, and steadily contributed to improving the team’s performance, leading to promotion to the K3 League in the 2021 season. Afterwards, in the 2022 season, he recorded 12 goals and 2 assists, contributing to the runner-up of the K3 League by the Paju Citizen Soccer Team.
It may be a small achievement for others, but it was a great motivator for Kim Do-yoon. Kim Do-yoon scored 12 goals during the 2022 season and received tremendous trust from Paju coach Lee Eun-no. Kim Do-yoon has not yet forgotten the virtues of coach Lee Eun-no, who coached him in Paju for four years, not just that season.
Kim Do-yoon, who proved his worth in the K3 League, will challenge K League 2 this season. This is the first professional challenge in about six years since joining Bucheon in 2017. However, Kim Do-yoon, who was called by Ansan Greeners, 바카라 is more determined to work earnestly and earnestly as this is a rare opportunity rather than the joy of entering the professional league.
Kim Do-yoon said, “I hope to get more opportunities as much as I came up as a pro, and I think I will have to adapt well for him. It wasn’t easy, but I will compete hard.”
He also expressed his gratitude to coach Lee Eun-no of the Paju City Football Club, who made him go to the professional level. Kim Do-yoon said, “I am so grateful because I am the coach who raised me. He even joked that I would never come back if I went pro (laughs). You said,” he said. This year is expected to be a more special year for Kim Do-yoon, who has quietly walked his own path.