Park Jin-sung (22, Chungcheongbuk-do Cheongju), a left-back for the Olympic national soccer team, had a firm idea. He wants to play steadily for growth.
Park Jin-sung, who met after a 0-0 draw in the 19th round of the “Hana One Q K League 2 2023” between Cheongju and Seongnam FC in 메이저도메인 Chungbuk at Cheongju Stadium on the 3rd, said, “I came here with the idea of growing up.” He said, “It’s been about three months since I rented Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do, and I want to improve by playing full season.”
Jeonbuk Hyundai was considering Park Jin-sung’s return to the loan as a card to replace the main left-back Kim Jin-soo with a facial injury. The terms of the contract are a season-long lease, but a clause was inserted into the contract to discuss whether to return or not during the summer player registration period. If Jeonbuk requests it, “rental” Park Jin-sung should return to “Jeon Joo-sung.” Jeonbuk plans to make a decision in consideration of various variables such as whether to renew his contract with Kim Jin-soo, who ended last month, his injury status, the existence of an existing fullback, and the growth of Park Jin-sung.
Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, expressed its intention to use Park Jin-sung, the main left-back and under-22 card, to Jeonbuk by the end of this year. Choi Yoon-kyum, head coach of Cheongju, Chungbuk, said, “Park Jin-sung came here to play the game. “I think I grew up with experience,” he said. “If I go to Jeonbuk, there are many good players, so my chances of playing are reduced.” Kim Jin-soo is said to be injured, but who will he use when he returns from the injury. “I will grow well here,” he said.
How does Park Jin-sung feel. He said, “It’s complicated. My original team is Jeonbuk. Brothers in Jeonbuk also say, “The coach has changed, so shouldn’t we come here and compete?” “I don’t know the details,” he said with a shy smile.
Park Jin-sung cautiously expressed his inner feelings. “I came to Cheongju, Chungcheongbuk-do during the season, and I would feel sorry if I left the team in the middle again. If I’m out when the team is on the rise, it can adversely affect the team. We should consider that, he said. When asked if he wanted to prove it in Jeonbuk, he said, “Yes,” but added, “When I was in Jeonbuk, it was sometimes difficult to play. “(Even now) I think it’s not enough to prove it in Jeonbuk,” he said.
Park Jin-sung, a graduate of Jeonbuk Youth Youngsaeng High School, was called up to the professional team in 2021. Park Jin-sung, who was in the spotlight as “Next Kim Jin-soo,” played only 660 minutes (11 games) in the K League 1 in the first season and 625 minutes (12 games) in the 2022 season the following year. It was often classified as a resource under the age of 22 and spent a short time. It was not easy to surpass the “national left-back” (Kim Jin-soo).
In the end, Park Jin-sung decided to rent for his third year as a professional. After receiving a love call from the new K League 2 team Chungbuk Cheongju, he wore the Chungbuk Cheongju uniform at the end of March after the season opened. Park Jin-sung, who quickly became the main player, has recorded the most playing time since entering the professional league. He played a total of 986 minutes (12 games), including 89 minutes against Seongnam. Park Jin-sung said that his steady participation has given him room and confidence, and the quality of the cross has improved.