When the team was needed, he stood tall as a ‘solver’. This is the story of Pohang Steelers striker Jeka.
Jeka is a foreign striker recruited by Pohang this season. Pohang and coach Kim Ki-dong were evaluated as the right person to fill the position of a front-line striker who was thirsty. However, the scoring speed was not fast. In addition to scoring, Zeca has strengths in selfless and sacrificial play to help his teammates. He also has a lot of activity as a striker.
Because of this, he took on the pretext of helping second-line resources rather than solving it himself. He called himself a ‘supporting actor’. 5 help proves this. Manager Kim highly praised Zecca for contributing to the team outside of his slow scoring pace. Even inside the club, he shows considerable satisfaction with Zeka’s training attitude and sincerity.
Then, a line injury came to Pohang’s players. Following Shim Sang-min, Jeong Jae-hee, and Kim Jong-woo, Ko Young-jun and Baek Seong-dong, who were very active in the second line, left due to knee and back injuries, respectively. In particular, following Jung Jae-hee, Ko Young-joon and Baek Seong-dong, who are the core of this season, are missing at the same time, and the weight of the second-line resources has clearly dropped.
As the team’s top scorer Koh Young-jun (6 goals) and the league’s second-ranked Baek Seong-dong (7 assists) were missing, Pohang needed a “fixer”. Coach Kim is increasing the time to use Jeka and Lee Ho-jae at the same time to cope with the departure of second-line resources and at the same time increase offensive power. It is mainly a method of using two top cards alternately in the first half and taking out a two-top card in the second half. The idea is to maximize Jeka, who is good at dribble breakthrough and linked play, from the side with Lee Ho-jae, who is somewhat straight forward. The two are also good at fighting for supremacy. This is fitting in properly.메이저사이트
Zeka scored three goals in a row and stood tall as a solver from a supporting role to a leading role. Starting with the winning goal against Incheon United (1-0 win) in the 19th round on the 25th of last month, he scored a valuable equalizer against Gangwon FC (2-1 win) in the quarterfinals of the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup. And on the 2nd, in the 20th round against Suwon FC (3-1 win), he scored an extra goal to run away.
Before anyone knew it, Zeca appeared in 20 games and recorded 4 goals and 5 assists. He also came close to the 7 goals and 7 assists he recorded for Daegu FC last year, his K-League debut season. In the moment of ‘crisis’ and when the team is needed, it is the solver. In many ways, Jeka is in the process of establishing a firm position as an indispensable presence in Pohang.