Um Ji-seong (Gwangju FC) debuted in the K-League 1 in 2021. Based on his performance in 37 games, 4 goals and 1 assist, he was also selected for the national team in January of last year. Although he was not the youngest to be selected, he was the first player born in 2002 to wear the Taegeuk mark when the Korea-Japan World Cup was held.
But last year, there was a distance from the spotlight. This is because Gwangju went down to K-League 2. He scored 9 goals in 28 matches, but he gave the spotlight to his friends, such as Jung Sang-bin (Grass Hopper) and Yang Hyun-jun (Gangwon FC), who are of the same age.
2023 is different. Gwangju has risen to the K-League 1 again, and Um Ji-seong is ready to fly.
At the 2023 K-League Winter Field Training Media Camp held at the Barev Hotel in Jeju on the 7th, Um Ji-seong said, “Last year, I aimed for 10 attack points in the K-League 2. I haven’t decided on it. I’m thinking of doing it to the end as much as I can.”
Coach Lee Jung-hyo is also shouting “attack” in the K-League 1. That’s why Umji-seong’s role is so important. He is also confident because he has accumulated experience.
Um Ji-seong said, “I’m preparing for fun. I think I’m following the football the coach wants me to. I think I’ll be able to show fun football in the K-League 1,” he said. “I don’t even remember what I did when I first debuted. “I know exactly what to do. I have accumulated experience. The coach tells me to try to score 2 goals, 3 goals, 4 goals if I score 1 goal. I also scored 1 goal and showed signs of being lazy. I need to make up for that part.” Emphasized. 먹튀검증
Hangzhou Asian Games will be held this year. Because there is an age limit, Um Ji-seong is also one of the candidates for Seung-Hong Hwang, along with others of the same age as Jeong Sang-bin and Yang Hyeon-jun. That’s why the performance in the K-League 1 is more important.
Um Ji-sung said, “It is an honor to represent Korea on the big stage. It is a great motivation. You have to show good performances in the K-League 1 to get a good opportunity.” As a player, I cheered for him as the same player. I know how much motivation it is because I have also experienced being in the spotlight. I cheered for him because I thought that if we continue to work together, we would meet at a higher level.”
Uhm Ji-seong has a signature ceremony. He raises his right thumb and puts his left index and middle fingers down. It means the name of Umjiseong. He is preparing for the season with the determination to show his signature ceremony in K League 1 as well.
Umji-seong said, “My right hand means thumb and my left hand means my last name, after my name.” I laughed.