Reporter Ban Jin-hyuk= Lee Dong-joon has expressed his disappointment with his injury setback.
Lee Dong-joon left Ulsan Hyundai in January 2022 to challenge himself in Europe. He moved to Hertha Berlin and hoped to have a dream career.
However, he was unable to get consistent chances due to injuries, and he knocked on the door to return to the K League.
Jeonbuk, in need of more attacking options on the flanks, made a move to sign Lee Dong-joon and promised to bring him along.
Lee’s return to the K League was a success. He made his presence felt in the opening match against his hometown team, Ulsan, with a sparkling performance. However, he went down with an injury and was sidelined for a while.
“I prepared my body properly through winter training. Above all, I worked hard. I focused on the opening match against Ulsan and prepared for it, but then the injury came, and I’ve been out of shape since then.”
Lee returned after rehabilitation, but another injury struck, prolonging his rehabilitation time and keeping his head down.
“After the injury in the opening match, my physical condition dropped. Then I got injured again while focusing on my comeback. It was really disappointing. Currently, I have a little bit of ankle pain, but it’s decreasing, so it’s okay,” he said.
“The two injuries were really hard. I wanted to do well because Jeonbuk had a lot of expectations from me and decided to sign me. I had to show it with my performance. I was confident. However, I got injured in the first game and my plans went awry. I was devastated and angry with myself. I was sad because there was nothing I could do about it. I think I was impatient to make a quick comeback,” he regretted.
It was even harder to watch Jeonbuk’s struggles from the sidelines as the team was in the process of changing coaches and coloring its tactics.카지노사이트
“The rehabilitation process was hard because the team didn’t perform well,” Lee confessed.
Jeonbuk is currently in fifth place in the K League 1. Instead of competing for the title, they now have to worry about Final B, depending on the situation.
“Jeonbuk is a team that should always win trophies. Our current ranking is absolutely unacceptable. We feel a sense of responsibility. I want to win. I want to help in any way I can,” he said.
He added, “We have only executed about 10 to 20 percent of the goals we set this season. I have to work harder. We still have a lot to work on. Personally, I don’t have enough offensive points. We have to work hard to secure the top spot in the K League and win the FA Cup, and we will also achieve the desired results in the upcoming Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL).”