Jeju United striker Yuri Jonathan started to do his part.
Jeju, led by coach Nam Ki-il, drew 1-1 against FC Seoul in the 14th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 20th. Although the club failed to win 6 consecutive wins in the K-League 1, it was possible to continue the fight for second place by securing 1 point on the road.
I missed the victories I grabbed, but there are also harvests. It is Yuri, the forward striker. Yuri is a foreign striker that Jeju ambitiously brought in this season. He was also given the important responsibility of filling the void left by Joo Min-gyu (Ulsan Hyundai), who was also the top scorer. His nickname is ‘Tank’, so Yuri’s strength and air supremacy are his strengths. However, he did not easily melt into the K-League.메이저놀이터
In the opening game against Suwon FC (0-0 draw), he missed a penalty kick and covered his head. Continued misfortune at the goal also plagued Yuri. In the meantime, coach Nam took turns placing Yuri and Jinsu Seo in the forefront. However, Seo Jin-soo is not an authentic striker resource. Seo Jin-soo is a second-line striker who is good at breaking through, penetrating, and passing. That’s why Yuri’s activity was needed.
Manager Nam and the coaching staff continued to give Yuri a chance. And Yuri is gradually showing her true value. It’s already 4 goals. In the 13th round against Suwon FC (5-0 win), Seo Jin-su helped, and in the match against Seoul, Ahn Hyun-beom passed and scored with a concise finish. 2 goals in a row Certainly, the decision-making power at the gate is high. Yuri has played in 13 games and has 9 shots on target. 4 out of 9 were scored. Contest aerials (68) are also ranked 6th.
Director Nam also said, “Yuri is in the stage of adapting to the K-League little by little.” The weather is getting hotter. Brazilian players (like Yuri) do well when the weather gets warmer. I will help him adapt by increasing his playing time.”
In Jeju, there are quite a few second-line resources such as Seo Jin-su, Hays, and Kim Ju-gong. Jonathan Ling, who is about to return, is also one of the available resources. Also, there are high-quality side defenders such as Lee Ju-yong and Ahn Hyun-beom who actively participate in the attack. There are enough helpers. Yuri, who has completed her adaptation and is equipped with confidence, is making director Nam laugh.
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