Gerso is preparing to fly with Jeju United. Jeruso’s goals for the 2022 season are twofold. Jeju’s K-League 1 championship and K-League 1 Best Eleven selection. Although each goal is difficult, Zerso is full of confidence.
Ju Min-gyu’s scoring streak was also a factor in Jeju’s rebound in the second half of the 2021 season, but Jerso’s contribution is also indispensable. Actually, it was an unexpected performance. Zerso gathered a lot of 바카라 expectations while wearing a Jeju uniform ahead of the 2021 season, but even in the first half, he was exposed to not being able to adapt to the K-League at all.
Originally, it is not a type with many attack points, but even though coach Nam Ki-il gave a lot of opportunities, there was no attack point until the 17th round of the league. In the 9th round match against Suwon Samsung, even after being put in as a replacement, there was even a humiliating situation in which they were replaced again.
The appearance and sluggishness of the newly started team. He went through a difficult period and was about to give up, but when the second half started, Jerso perfectly revived. He brought dynamism to Jeju’s attack while fully demonstrating his strengths of speed and breakthrough.
When Zerso came back to life, Jeju Island, which had not won 12 games in a row, began to emerge from the slump. Jeju, which was on the verge of final round group B, settled for final round A in the first season of promotion while riding an upward trend. The season ended in 4th place. Unfortunately, they failed to advance to the Asian Champions League (ACL), but in the 2022 season, Jerso and Jeju raised expectations that they could look higher.
In a written interview ahead of the new season, Zerso cited ‘belief’ as the driving force behind the revival. He believed in and waited for Zerso from director Nam Ki-il to his Jeju colleagues and family, and Zerso proved himself that his trust was not wrong. Zerso, who has now perfectly adapted to the K-League and Korea, is looking at a higher place with Jeju. For Jeju to achieve its goal of winning, Gerso’s performance is a prerequisite. 바카라
[Hereinafter, the full interview with Zerso]
Q. After moving to Jeju, you had difficulties in the beginning, but performed well in the second half. How did coach Nam Ki-il and his fellow players lead Zerso during difficult times?
“It was a wait. All of my colleagues, including coach Nam Ki-il, encouraged me and believed in me and waited for me. The (sluggish) period was longer than I thought, but I was able to survive in the second half, and everyone was happy.”
Q. I heard that he grew up in a difficult environment to grow up as a soccer player. What is the driving force behind your dream of becoming a soccer player?
“The biggest reason I keep fighting for my dream is my family and the people around me who support me. I am. My family and friends are still giving me enthusiastic support. If they are the driving force behind me, now I want to be the driving force behind them.”
Q. Starting with the Portuguese league, you moved to the K-League after performing well in the American Major League (MLS). What are the characteristics of the K-League compared to the previous two leagues?
“Compared to other leagues, the K-League has a more aggressive style. It doesn’t shy away at all times. It’s tough, but it’s a high-level league with good skills.”
Q. I heard that one of the reasons why you decided to move to Jeju was the recommendation of former Jeonbuk Hyundai manager Jose Morais. I want to hear what kind of relationship you have with director Morais and what kind of advice he gave you.
“Coach Morais has a personal relationship with my agent. Before I made the decision to move to Jeju, the two talked about the K-League. It means playing in the K-League.”
Q. Jeju declared that it would challenge to win the K-League 1 in the 2022 season. A lot of good players were recruited. Did you get the feeling that winning is possible while training with new players?
“Of course we can challenge for the championship. There are technically good players in Jeju who can make a difference. Especially this year, I feel that we are more united as a team.”
Q. For Jeju to achieve good results, the performance of Jeruso and Joo Min-gyu will be important. Joo Min-kyu was great enough to become the top scorer in the K-League 1 last season, and I think he will be very reassuring as a teammate.
“Jumin-gyu is a player who knows how to score goals. He has the best ability in possession of the ball. He is a good player. He is also a very warm fellow, so I am very happy. I am happy to run with Joo Min-gyu. We help each other well, whether it be a goal or an assist. I will make it anyway.”
Q. Compared to the performance you showed in Jeju in the second half, there were not many attack points. There must be some regret
“My personal goal is to record more attack points than last season. I want to score more goals and record more assists to be selected as the K-League 1 Best Eleven.”