The transfer of real ace Barrow, expectations focused on the new ‘assault leader’ Lee Dong-jun
Jeonbuk Hyundai’s new ‘assault leader’ is Lee Dong-jun.
Al-Ahli of Saudi Arabia announced the signing of Barrow on the 16th.
Barrow, from Gambia in Africa, joined Jeonbuk in 2020 and played an active role for three years. His performance was insignificant in the first two years, but last year, he scored 13 goals and 6 assists in 28 K-League 1 games, serving as the team’s practical ace. From his point of view, Jeonbuk, there may be regrets about the transfer.
It would be right to catch him considering his skills, but after joining Jeonbuk, Baro Woo could not hold his heart due to various reasons such as homesickness. In a situation where he has consistently expressed his intention to transfer, he decided that it was right to send it at this timing when he could collect the transfer fee.
The player who is attracting attention with the Barrow transfer is Jeonbuk’s ‘new face’ Lee Dong-jun. Lee Dong-jun is an assault leader with explosive speed, breakthrough, and decisiveness. Although he suffered ups and downs on the German stage for the past year, the season before the transfer was in 2021 for Ulsan Hyundai, where he played 32 K-League 1 games, scoring 11 goals and 4 assists. He was so outstanding that he was even selected for the national team. Unable to settle down in Germany, he is preparing to fly again wearing the Jeonbuk uniform.
Jeonbuk’s decision to send Barrow was possible because Lee Dong-jun was there. Lee Dong-jun is expected to fill the gap left by Barrow and add speed to the team. Jeonbuk coach Kim Sang-sik said, “When I actually trained, Dong-jun was really fast. I could see right away that he was a good player,” he said. “I expect that he will fill the empty spot of Barrow.온라인바카라
Lee Dong-jun is also well aware of the expectations placed on him. At a media camp press conference on the 12th, he said, “Ulsan is a team I am grateful for. But now my team is Jeonbuk. Jeonbuk highly appreciated my value. I just think that I have to work hard for Jeonbuk. I opened my heart because it appealed to me for a long time. This is a team that reached out to me when I was having a hard time with an injury. I want to show you the results you want,” he said, revealing his determination to pour everything he has for Jeonbuk.
The hardships in Europe became a great asset and experience for Lee Dong-jun. He said, “2022 was a difficult year for me. He hasn’t suffered many injuries, but he has been hurt a lot in Europe. It was a series of injuries. I had a lot of thoughts that I wanted to play soccer healthy without injury. Right now, we have no choice but to show good performances in Jeonbuk. If you work hard, good results will come.”
Meanwhile, Jeonbuk is promoting the recruitment of foreign players as another replacement for Barrow. Striker Gustavo is also in a situation where a transfer is likely, so he is looking for a striker with a sense of weight to replace him.