Not for U22 customization… ‘The Core of Pohang’ Go Young-jun, multi-goal explosion in the East Coast Derby

Go Young-joon got the starting position with his skills, not to abide by the rules. He also scored multiple goals in the East Coast Derby. 

Pohang Steelers drew 2-2 with Ulsan Hyundai in the 8th round of the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at Munsu World Cup Stadium in Ulsan at 4:30 pm on the 22nd. With this, Pohang is located in 3rd place (16 points) in the league with 4 wins and 4 draws in 8 matches. 

It was Pohang, which was riding a good flow. Pohang was the only undefeated team among K-League 1 teams with 4 wins and 3 draws in 7 league matches before this game. On the way to continuing the upward trend, I had to play the ‘East Coast Derby’. However, Pohang was undefeated in 3 matches (2 wins, 1 draw) in the recent confrontation with Ulsan. Confidence was enough.

And he scored the opening goal early in the first half. The main character was Go Yeongjun. Youngjun Ko made his professional debut in Pohang in the 2020 season. He started receiving serious opportunities in his second year as a pro. He appeared in 32 K League 1 games and scored 3 goals and 2 assists. Last season, he played 37 league games, scoring 6 goals and 4 assists. He has also appeared in all 7 league games this season.

On this day, Youngjun Ko, who was located in the center of the second line, showed active movement from the beginning of the first half. Then, in the 13th minute of the first half, Shim Sang-min’s sharp penetrating pass shook the net. His composure in easily passing away veteran goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo stood out. 

Go Young-jun’s performance did not end here. In the 9th minute of the second half, Koh Young-jun received a pass from Jeka in front of the penalty box. And without delay, he fired a powerful mid-range shot that shook the net. Koh Young-jun’s 4th goal in the league. Koh Young-jun not only scored goals, but also showed his influence throughout the game with a flashing breakthrough.

Pohang took a 2-0 lead, but unfortunately only gained one point as they conceded goals to Ulsan in the 15th and 45th minutes of the second half. Nevertheless, the performance of Ko Young-jun, who scored multiple goals, was impressive. Youngjun Ko, born in 2001, is currently classified as a U-22 resource. Subject to established rules, U-22 resources are given the opportunity to appear on the starting roster. 메이저놀이터

And although each team has a different tendency, it is common for U-22 resources to be replaced during the first half. However, Koh Young-Jun is doing more than a U-22 card in Pohang. Coach Kim Ki-dong said of Ko Young-jun, “He is not playing because he is a U-22 resource, but he is playing because he is good at it.” Ko Young-jun proved the reason again in his big match, ‘East Coast Derby’.

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