(Seoul = Yonhap News) Reporter Ahn Hong-seok = Seo Jin-soo, who woke up to ‘goal greed’, scored the first multi-goal in his life and took the lead in Jeju United’s 5-game winning streak in the professional football K League 1.
Seo Jin-soo led Jeju to a 5-0 victory with two goals and one assist in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 round 13 away match between Jeju and Suwon FC held at Suwon Sports Complex on the 14th.
He scored the first goal with a penalty kick in the 42nd minute of the first half, and scored the second goal in the 23rd minute of the second half with a bold turning shot from the right square of the goal.
In the 45th minute of the second half, he broke through to the left side of the goal and passed the cutback to Yuri Jonatan to help the key goal.
Seo Jin-soo, who made his professional debut in Jeju in 2019, is a player who has never scored more than 5 goals in a season.
However, he has already scored 4 goals this season.
Seo Jin-soo is evaluated that his scoring ability has noticeably improved as he went through military service in Gimcheon Sangmu in 2021-2022.
After scoring one goal in Gimcheon last season, he returned to Jeju after being discharged in September and scored 4 goals in 8 matches.
In an interview with a broadcaster after the game, Seo Jin-soo said, “I was originally a player who only thought about (the team’s) performance, but I thought I wanted to become a player who raised a lot of attack points.” Coaches) believed in me and I think I was able to increase my attack points like this.”
Seo Jin-soo’s self-confidence, which has risen sharply, was more visible in the assist scene than in the scoring situation that day.
The scene of boldly breaking through the defender was similar to the scene in which Vinicius of Real Madrid helped Rodrygo’s opening goal in the final of the Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) in Spain on the 7th.
Seo Jin-soo said, “I started the game thinking about Vinicius’ play, and that scene came out. So I tried it and it worked.”
However, he laughed, saying that his favorite player was Neymar (Paris Saint-Germain), not Vinicius.
After scoring the second goal, he went to Jeju coach Nam Ki-il and shouted that he would even try a hat trick.
He also emphasized, “Our team was bad at the beginning of the season, but we believed that we could definitely rebound.