“I moved to Busan in 2010. I had never packed my bags before. It was the first time I had packed my bags at the club. It felt like I signed a contract again, packed up and went in after a year. It was similar to the feeling of packing in. So, rather, I think I went back to the beginning.”
Busan I-Park held a press conference for the 2023 season K-League winter battery training media camp at Songjeong Hotel located in Haeundae-gu, Busan at 2:00 pm on the 9th. After the press conference of director Park Jin-seop, we had an interview with Park Jong-woo.
Park Jong-woo made his professional debut in Busan in 2010. He was the commander of the midfield. Park Jong-woo played a perfect role in both offense and defense based on his vigorous activity in midfield. Due to these performances, he was also selected for the 2012 London Olympics team. At that time, Park Jong-woo played a leading role in winning the bronze medal as Hong Myung-ho’s vacuum cleaner. He was also included in the final squad for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, where he also gained World Cup experience.
He also has overseas stage experience. Starting with Puri, Guangzhou, China in 2014, Park Jong-woo played an active role in Al Jazeera Club and Emirates Club. He returned to Korea with Suwon Samsung in 2018 and returned to his second hometown in 2019, wearing the uniform of his parent team Busan again.
Busan is a unique city and club to Park Jong-woo. Although they achieved promotion to K League 1 in the 2019 season, they were also relegated to K League 2 in one season. But there was a problem with his contract. Park Jong-woo was an independent player for a while when his contract with Busan expired. Fortunately, he signed a contract with Busan again and is preparing for the season with a new mood.
Regarding the renewal of the contract, Park Jong-woo said, “I am working with a different resolution. The contract issue also played a part, and I made that decision because the team called Busan is big for me. I felt like coming in as a rookie in my first year. I was excited and worried. I feel that way. I felt a lot of responsibility because of the poor results last season. I plan to help the team by giving my best. I will bring better results from last season, and the fans and we will get the promotion we want. I think I will have to put in a lot of effort to do it.”
Park Jong-woo also revealed that he was in a good mood when he was a rookie. Park Jong-woo said, “I transferred to Busan in 2010. I have never packed my bags. Except for going abroad, I took my bags out of the club for the first time. recalled that time.
He added, “The feeling of packing up and entering after signing the contract again was similar to the feeling of packing and entering in the first year. So, rather, I feel that I have returned to the beginning. I feel that exercising every day is precious. So I am looking forward to this season.”
The season begins with a new contract.
I am working with a different resolution. The contract issue also played a role, and I made that decision because the team called Busan is big for me. I felt the same way when I came in as a rookie in my first year. I’m looking forward to it, I’m worried about it, and I feel that way. I felt a lot of responsibility because I had poor results last season. I intend to do everything in my power to help the team. I think we need to put in a lot of effort to bring better results from last season and to get the promotion we want with the fans
After the contract ended, the scenario did not flow the way I wanted. The club also had its circumstances, and there were many things that didn’t fit. I had to look for other options. In that situation, the coach and the national team waited for me. I think of Busan so much that I rule out various reasons. It seems that Busan also needs a player who will be there for a long time. I hope many of my juniors feel something when they see me in a scenario where I stay in the same team for a long time and finish well. It took time to make a choice, but I didn’t worry about it.
He said it was the same as when he made his professional debut.
In 2010, he moved to Busan. He had never packed his things 온라인바카라. It was the first time he had unloaded his luggage at the club except for going abroad. When his contract expired he was unloaded. At that moment, a feeling rushed through his heart. The feeling of packing up and entering after signing the contract again was similar to the feeling of packing and entering in the first year. So, I think he went back to the beginning. He feels that exercising every day is precious. So he is expected this season.
What did you say to the young players this season?
I’ve been through my childhood too. It seems that there are many things that I can see from my seat. There is nothing more important than the way you train, your personal character and your thoughts about the team. There is nothing more important than how much you care about the team and how much you help the team. There is no player greater than the team. When I melt into the team, I think I develop personally. I tell my juniors about those things.
In the past two years, injuries have been frequent.
I haven’t had much time off because of my injury. Injuries are not something I want to suffer. As a result, it was a disappointing two years. I think it will be better if the team does well when I am resting. However, when I was resting, the team’s performance went down, so it was mentally difficult. I was also the captain, and I suffered because I felt that my juniors were struggling in the vacant position.
A fresh start after Park Jin-seop took over as director
For the past six months, the coach’s soccer has been so much fun. If the players show the performance the coach wants, other teams will have a hard time. I am studying so much, and I feel like I am learning about soccer that I have not known about before. There are many groundbreaking parts, and if you learn tactics, I’m really looking forward to it.