“I asked (Lee) Seung-woo to help my brother, haha.” These are the words of veteran national team striker Ji Dong-won (33), who is starting a new life in a Suwon FC jersey. Suwon FC announced the signing of Ji-dong-won on June 26.He had already joined Suwon FC’s first winter training camp in Gyeongju, Gyeongsangbuk-do, on the 24th, and spoke to Yonhap News Agency on the 25th, after the second training session with his new teammates, and vowed to say goodbye to the days of injury and ineffectiveness, and to spread his wings of resurrection in the 2024 season of the K League. Suwon FC also has Lee Seung-woo, 26, who wore the taegeuk mark with former South Korean national team coach Paulo Bento (Portugal).
“He’s a good player, so I hope we can work well together and score a lot of goals and assists,” Ji said of his new teammate. When asked if he could expect to play with Lee throughout the season, Ji-dong-won said, “I think so,” predicting the birth of a duo. Ji-dong-won played for Sunderland in England and Augsburg, Mainz, Darmstadt, and Braunschweig in Germany before returning to the K League in a FC Seoul jersey in the second half of 2021.However, he was plagued by injuries, including thigh muscles and knee cartilage, and was limited to two goals and two assists in 25 K League 1 games for Seoul until the end of the 2023 season.” My physical condition is fine. I prepared my body well during the vacation,” he said, adding, “The club has given me a chance to challenge myself once again, so I will do better. “Suwon FC finished 11th in the K League 1 last year, dramatically coming back from the brink of relegation.
“Obviously, we didn’t perform well last season,” said Ji Dong-won. This year, we need to play better and compete for a higher position,” he said. “We will try to create a good synergy with the outstanding players in the attacking line.” It was his first meeting with Kim Eun-joong, the new head coach of Suwon FC for the 2024 season. “He is an example for other players,” Kim said of Ji Dong-won, “and I think he will be very motivated because he didn’t play much last year due to injury. If he doesn’t get injured, I think he’ll be back to his old self,” he said .Ji Dong-won also said that he would pass on his experience to the younger players, saying, “The coach told me to be an example on and off the field.” “He seems to be a calm and rational person,” Kim Eun-joong said of the coach, adding, “He doesn’t get excited and doesn’t seem to be swayed by emotions. “Ji Dong-won added, “From the very beginning, he told me not to overdo it. He always emphasizes that the priority is not to get injured before and after training,” he said, adding, “You can make appropriate 스포츠토토존 adjustments according to your personal condition.”