“I just need to do well.” This is the idea of Incheon United goalkeeper Kim Dong-heon (26).
Kim Dong-heon played in 25 K-League 1 matches last year and scored 22 goals, driving Incheon’s leap to fourth place. Although he did not receive much attention, it would have been impossible for Incheon to advance to the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) without Kim Dong-heon, who played as a starting pitcher and kept the back.
This year, Incheon upgraded its power by transfusing high-quality players such as Shin Jin-ho, Jerso, and Mpoku. Kim Dong-heon, who watches the game from the back, is more vivid than anyone else that his team has become stronger. Kim Dong-heon, who we met at the Changwon training camp on the 14th, said, “I feel that the team has really improved while training. I wonder if this is our team,” he said. The kick is really good. If you practice free kicks, you will go to a course where you cannot block Jin-ho’s shots. Become a goal or hit the goal post. It’s so threatening that it’s not easy to get your hands on it. I think he will score 10 goals with a free kick,” he laughed.
As the field camp has been strengthened, he has a great sense of responsibility as a goalkeeper. Incheon believed in Kim Dong-hun and Lee Tae-hee and did not sign a goalkeeper. It is a welcome thing for Kim Dong-heon, who is a little closer to the starter. He said, “Actually, I don’t think I am unconditionally No. 1. All of the goalkeepers on our team have good skills and are similar.” We have to do better. Looking at this year’s performance, I personally thought that Incheon’s performance depended on the goalkeeper. The other players will do just fine anyway. I just need to do well,” he said. 토토사이트
Kim Dong-heon was unable to compete in 2019, his first year as a pro. He appeared in three games in 2020 and 13 in 2021. He is steadily gaining experience. He said, “There were many people who praised me for doing well last year, but he only did well for one season. He needs at least two or three seasons to be a good player. He thinks he should do better. He said, “My goal is to compete more than last year,” he said. “Even if I’m not as good as last year, I want to do the same. I want to do one more run rate of 0 points. Then I think he will help the team.”
Incheon’s goal this year is to finish third in the K-League 1 and win the FA Cup. It is Incheon’s determination to take a trophy as the power has been upgraded. Kim Dong-heon said, “The quality of the team has really improved, so it seems like a realistic goal to set. He looks like he can do better than 3rd in the league. Since he was a child, he played ball boy and watched the game. The word winning seemed far from Incheon, but now I want to be greedy. It won’t be easy, but we want to win.”
Incheon will participate in the Asian Football Confederation Champions League (ACL) this year. This is the first year in Incheon’s history to compete on the Asian stage. Kim Dong-heon said, “Actually, I never imagined that I would experience ACL so quickly in Incheon. It’s a stage I hadn’t thought of. I was selected for the age group national team, but I don’t have much experience. I have to do well in the ACL as well. I will try my best to do my part while maintaining a sense of tension.”