“Pohang plays fun and fast soccer. I will maximize my strengths.”
Pohang Steelers striker Kim In-seong (34) returns to the first division after a season and a half. Kim In-seong, who wore the Ulsan Hyundai uniform from the 2016 season, moved the team to Seoul E-Land, which belongs to the second division in the summer of the 2021 season. He played 49 games for Seoul E-Land in one and a half seasons, scoring 11 goals and 4 assists. He also served as his captain last season. This time, we will start anew in Pohang. 스포츠토토
Kim In-seong, who met with this magazine prior to the start of the battery training, said, “It is a new challenge. He said, “I am motivated to come to the stage of the first division again,” he said. “It seems that the players are working really hard. I also try to work hard in line with it. Last season ended prematurely, so there are a lot of breaks. “I’m focusing on getting my body up quickly,” he said.
Kim In-seong’s strength lies in breaking through the side using explosive speed, just like his nickname ‘Speed Racer’. Pohang also mainly releases attacks from the side. Kim In-seong said, “Isn’t Pohang football fast and fun? I liked it because it was aggressive,” he said confidently, “I just need to show my strengths to the fullest on the pitch.” Director Kim Ki-dong’s existence is also one of the reasons for choosing Pohang. Coach Kim is a leader who is particularly good at making good use of veterans and maximizing their strengths.
Kim In-seong said, “Certainly, the coach has his own soccer style. Show it. He had a strong desire to play soccer with the coach. As he is a veteran, he can accept team tactics well,” he said. I think I know why older players perform well. I have no choice but to work hard,” he smiled.
There is a somewhat bad relationship (?) with Pohang. In the summer of 2020, when Kim In-seong belonged to Ulsan, foreign players in Pohang even provoked him by saying, “Do you know Inseong-Kim?” ahead of the’East Coast Derby’. Kim In-sung proudly shouted his name as he started scoring in the ‘East Coast Derby’ that unfolded right away. Although the composition of foreign players in Pohang has completely changed from three years ago, Kim In-seong has not forgotten. Kim In-seong, who said, “It’s fortunate that there were no foreign players at that time,” said, “Now, on the contrary, I want to show a good performance in a big game as a member of Pohang. So I will make sure that other players can recognize me better.”