“I am never lacking” AG eliminated → ‘Daegu upper water fighting spirit’ Go Jae-hyun’s luxury mentality
Go Jae-hyeon (24), the ‘go-jagi’ loved by Daegu fans, expressed his energetic feelings after confirming Daegu FC’s advance to the top split. On the 30th of last month, Ko Jae-hyun scored a sudden goal 15 seconds after the whistle in the ‘Away Grave’ game against Jeonbuk Hyundai, and even fired a goal in the 12th minute of the second half, giving Jeon Juseong their first win in 4 years and ahead of the final regular league game against Suwon FC on the 8th. Daegu’s move to the ‘Upper Water (Final A)’ was confirmed early. Ahead of the final home game against Suwon FC, ‘Daepak’ tickets were sold out within 10 minutes of online reservation. The 9th sold-out event in the 2023 season is the beginning of the home festival.
Although he suffered hardships in the final entry of the Hangzhou Asian Games, his world did not collapse. Like the passionate cheering song of Daegu fans, ‘Go, go, go! Daegu’s Ko Jae-hyun soared again with multiple goals. It was amazing that Edgar’s header following Hongcheol’s long cross and Ko Jae-hyeon’s right-footed shot ‘clicked’ in 15 seconds, but Hongcheol’s desperate header right after the sharp free kick was even more amazing. There was only a small space where a goal could be scored, and Ko Jae-hyun was there. He said, “I did my best and focused, and the ball came in front of me.” “(Hong) Cheol said he added it because it was you,” he said with a laugh.
Because they were only focusing on the three points, the Daegu team did not realize that their transfer to the top was confirmed immediately after the Jeonbuk match. Go Jae-hyun said, “I found out because (Hong) Jeong-woon told me that it was confirmed that Seoul and Jeonbuk will play in the final match.” ‘King of Daegu’ Sejingha fractured his ribs, ’emerging midfielder’ Beltola was sent off, and even Baselus withdrew due to a muscle injury in the first half of the day, while ‘Son of Daegu’ Go Jae-hyun saved Daegu from crisis. Immediately after the multi-goal, Ko Jae-hyun sprinted up the away stairs where 1,600 Daegu fans were gathered. The ‘Signature’ ceremony that captures the cheers of the fans, and the Daegu fans’ “Go go, go jae!” Shouts covered Jeonju Fortress. Go Jae-hyeon said, “When I hear that cheering song, I get goosebumps. My brothers also sing along to the cheering song in the dorm. Although I go through a lot of hard times, I feel like, ‘This is the taste of soccer.'” He smiled brightly.
‘Ceremony Master’ Go Jae-hyun had a plan. “(Hong) Jeongwoon said, ‘Gojae, it’s time to score a goal,’ so normally I would say, ‘You should just play hard and play hard,’ but that day, I said, ‘I’ll score and come back.’ I thought to myself before going to bed. If it’s home, it doesn’t matter if you celebrate anywhere, but since it’s away. In the first half, we decided to look at the camera, and in the second half, we decided to run towards the away home fans….” It went as planned. One goal in the first half, one goal in the second half. That’s how the ‘Jeonju Castle’ romantic ceremony was born. Go Jae-hyun said, “I wanted to give a gift to the 1,600 fans who came a long way for the Chuseok holiday. I was happy that the fans liked it so much.”토토사이트
After the victory, comments of sympathy and support poured in from Daegu fans in the soccer community, saying, ‘If Ko Jae-hyun had gone to the Asian Games, we wouldn’t have made it to the top split.’ Ko Jae-hyun said, “I have many close friends on the Asian Games national team, including (Hwang) Jae-won. As a Korean soccer fan, I am watching and cheering.” Since he was called by Hwang Seon-hong every time, it was natural for him to feel discouraged after being eliminated from the final entry. Ko Jae-hyun said, “I started to doubt myself after not being able to go to the Asian Games. People are really treacherous. When I do well, I am extremely confident, but when I don’t do well, I start to doubt, ‘Can I do it?'” When his despair reached its lowest point, he took out the diary he wrote during the relegation battle last year. ‘It has to be this game.’ ‘It’s really the last chance.’ Looking at the diary, where he was desperate at every moment, he captured his heart. “I overcame harder times back then… but I decided to go back to that mindset. Trust me until the end, don’t try to do well, don’t try to do anything, just run like a crazy dog, never leave any regrets, and after the 90-minute whistle, my uniform is the best. “I decided to get dirty and run like crazy with that simple determination.”
The MVP of the 32nd round of K League 1 on the 4th was ‘irrefutable’ Ko Jae-hyeon. He said emphatically, “I am by no means lacking. There is no need to be discouraged. I just need to continue to prove what I can show in the Daegu team and in the K-League.” “I just have to prove it by pouring everything I have into my position. If I fail because I didn’t go to the Asian Games once, the only thing I can do is say, ‘I didn’t have the skills to go.’ So, I have to do better. That way, the fans and coach Hwang Seon-hong will say, ‘I wish Jaehyun would have been brought in.’ “You will be disappointed,” he said. “Being eliminated from the Asian Games actually gave me a bigger goal. If I had taken it easy, I wouldn’t have realized the importance of the national team. Now, the only goal left for me is the national team A,” his eyes sparkled.
‘Steel Mental’ Go Jae-hyeon’s Daegu is not satisfied with Final A. “The next goal is the Asian Champions League (ACL). The coach and we will take on another challenge. If we go to the ACL, we can grow further and prove ourselves. We must go unconditionally,” he said. “As coach (Choi Won-kwon) said, we are a team that deserves to win. Our salary and name value may not be the best, but we can proudly say that we are the best in terms of effort and passion. So we should be rewarded on the field. In a family-like atmosphere (this team) ) From Geunho to the youngest, we are ready to sacrifice for the team at any time. No matter how difficult it is, we will overcome it with the strength of the team,” he said, expressing his ‘pride of being Daegu.’
In the final home game of the regular league against Suwon FC on the 8th, Daegu will attempt to remain undefeated in 11 games in the ‘Daepak’. Ko Jae-hyeon pledged absolute victory for Daegu fans. “It is all thanks to our fans that we were able to keep our promise of a top split and that we are undefeated in 10 home games. If you support us like we do now, we are confident that we will do our best and run like crazy toward a bigger goal.”