Captain Kim Soo-hyun (Chekyo 20) shares his thoughts.
Korea University (KU) defeated Yonsei University (YU) 3-0 in a regular season soccer match at Goyang Sports Complex on September 9, starting at 2:00 pm. Although he did not play in the game, there are some players who are leaders, bringing the players together and leading the team to victory from behind the scenes. Kim Soo-hyun, the captain of the 2023 KU soccer team, was one of those players.
In the process of preparing for the regular season, all of the KU players must have felt a great deal of pressure and responsibility. However, there was one player in particular who was armed with a great sense of responsibility: captain Kim Soo-hyun. “Last year, the soccer team lost to Yonsei, so we wanted to get even with them, and we prepared a lot this year,” he said, expressing the excitement he had felt over the past year. “During the preparation process, I realized that we were much better than last year, so I think we were able to play confidently this time,” he said, explaining the reasons behind KU’s surprising performance.
Despite being the leader of the team, Kim didn’t get to play in a regular soccer game that day. “We’re so good at everything, and (KU) is a team with the best players in the country,” he said. I think it’s natural for them to pick the best members, and I was behind them and helped them as best I could,” he said, acknowledging his teammates with professionalism.
Despite the losses in baseball and ice hockey that set the tone for Yonsei, Korea University showed no signs of giving up by winning basketball and rugby. With the overall score at 2-2, the soccer team was ready to play. Kim Soo-hyun said, “When the first day ended with an overall score of 1-2, we thought we would win rugby on the second day, so we expected the score to be 2-2. It was actually the scenario we wanted the most because it was a stage where we could be the protagonists,” he said, noting that they actually enjoyed what could have been a very stressful situation.
In the end, it was the soccer team that pulled off the upset. In the 60-year history of the regular season championships, there has never been a case of baseball and ice hockey coming back from a loss to win three 메이저사이트 straight games. “I’m so proud to be a part of history,” said Kim Soo-hyun. I’m very grateful to the players, and I’m also very grateful to the manager and coaches,” said Kim, who thanked the entire soccer team. With the victory behind them, the KU soccer team will now focus on the second half of their U-League schedule, starting with a match against HOWON at 12 p.m. on the 22nd. It will be interesting to see if captain Kim Soo-hyun can continue to perform well in the rest of the season and complete his journey with Korea University.