The supernova that dreamed of Europe is finally moving skies. There were many twists and turns along the way, but it finally made it to the continent of soccer.
On the 15th, the Gangneung General Sports Complex in Gangneung, Gangwon Province, hosted the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 Round 23 match between Gangwon FC and FC Seoul. The result was 1-1. Apart from the result, there was a sad moment for Gangwon, as the club officially parted ways with Jungden Yang Hyun-jun.
Kim Byung-ji, the president of Gangwon, announced Yang’s transfer to Celtic on the club’s official YouTube channel before the game against Seoul. He made an unexpected performance by signing the papers during the live broadcast.
In any case, Yang’s departure to Celtic was confirmed. On that day, Yang watched the game from the sidelines. He didn’t force himself to play because he had a small injury, but he showed his support for Kangwon from the stands. Yang Hyun-joon also showed his emotions whenever Kang Won was in trouble. After the match, he showed tears in front of the fans. This is because saying goodbye to Kangwon, who has been with him for two and a half seasons since his professional debut, is an emotionally difficult task.
Yang also spoke to the media after the game and shared his thoughts.
“It’s weird. On the one hand, I’m excited for the new challenge. On the other hand, I’m sorry for the fans that I’m not going to finish the season. It must be hard for them… That’s how I feel. I’m going through a tough time and I’m sorry I’m not going to see them smile. But I will never forget what happened here. The fans gave me undeserved love. It motivated me. I am very grateful to Gangwon.”
Yang’s departure will take some time. He needs a visa to leave, which he is still waiting for. Once he leaves, he will undergo a medical and finalize all transfer procedures. Before joining Celtic in earnest, Yang said he first sought advice from Oh Hyun-kyu, who also plays for the team.
“We spoke on the phone two days ago. I asked him how life is there. We’re always in touch. This time, I asked him how his life was and what he wanted to know. He told me that I should never be ignored. He said that if you are strong, your colleagues will recognize you. (Do you want to contact Ki Sung-yueng?) I don’t have his number. ….”
Yang Hyun-joon’s memories of Gangwon seem to last forever. He made his debut at Gangwon, made a name for himself at Gangwon, and made the national team at Gangwon. There are also many unforgettable moments.
“When I joined the pros, when I made my debut, when I scored two goals against Suwon FC. Those are the things I remember. I joined my dream team and made my debut. My brothers gave me a lot of advice. The fans gave me a lot of support, and I remember many moments.”
Yang is focusing all his energy on surviving in Europe. He plans to showcase his strengths and study foreign languages.
“You have to be proactive. I have to be aggressive and break through. I want to be aggressive in defense and maximize my strengths. I’ve seen Celtic play before. I want to go out there and adapt, and I’m challenging myself because I’m confident. I want to get there quickly, get physical, and know what I have to do. I studied English on and off. It hasn’t been easy for a long time. Now I have to go and do it.”온라인카지노
Many soccer players who have gone to Europe from the K League have gone on to have success in Europe and returned to their home clubs. Ki Sung-yong and Koo Ja-cheol are examples. The time will come when Yang Hyun-joon will return to the K League once again.
We asked him if he thought Gangwon would be at the top of his list of options, and he replied, “Definitely,” showing his love for the club until the end.