Pro soccer Incheon Kim Dong-heon leads Incheon to victory in the ACL Leading the way in keeping hope alive in the round of 16

Incheon Kim Dong-heon

“I think delaying enlistment is the director’s wish. I’ll think about it. Haha.”

Goalkeeper Kim Dong-heon, who increased professional football Incheon United’s chances of advancing to the round of 16 of the 2023-2024 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) with a stunning save show, responded to coach Seong-hwan Cho’s ‘plea’ like this.

Incheon defeated Yokohama Marinos (Japan) 2-1 in the 5th home game of Group G of the 2023-2024 AFC ACL group stage held at Incheon Soccer Stadium on the 28th.

Incheon, who appeared on the ACL stage for the first time in 20 years since its founding, rose to second place (9 points, 3 wins, 2 losses), increasing its chances of advancing to the round of 16.

The main contributor to the victory was goalkeeper Kim Dong-heon.

Kim Dong-heon showed off three or four saves in the first half, starting with reacting with animal reflexes to Yokohama Iuber’s header in the 7th minute of the first half and hitting it with his hand.

In the 34th minute of the first half, he once again blocked Yokohama Eduardo’s powerful right-footed shot from a corner kick situation, and two minutes later, he faced Kota Mizunuma one-on-one and saved his left-footed shot with his toe, firmly protecting the goal.

Due to Kim Dong-heon’s one-man show, Yokohama had to score no points despite having 5 effective shots in the first half.

Incheon Kim Dong-heon’s save

In an interview after the game, Coach Cho Sung-hwan expressed his gratitude to Kim Dong-heon, who will enlist in Gimcheon Sangmu on the 4th of next month, saying, “I told him to delay his enlistment. I hope he can help the team and enlist in the military until the final game of the ACL group stage, Kaya (Philippines).” expressed indirectly. 카지노사이트랭크

Previously, the Military Manpower Administration announced that in consideration of schedules such as the K-League Promotion Playoff (PO) and the final match of the AFC ACL group stage, it decided to postpone the enlistment date for new recruits from the Armed Forces Athletic Corps in Gimcheon only at the player’s request.

Accordingly, players scheduled to enlist in Sangmu can apply for a postponement of enlistment according to the game schedule of each team, and can enlist in December after playing as many games as possible.

Kim Dong-heon, who was caught by the wrist due to Director Cho’s ‘lingering affection’, said, “I think the director has expressed his wishes,” and then laughed, “I haven’t told you yet whether I will postpone my enlistment. I will try to ‘push and pull’ with the director.”

He added, “As adapting to the military is important, it seems important to match the enlistment time with my training camp classmates to some extent. If there is a player who can join with me, I am willing to postpone my enlistment.” 고스톱