Jun Amano (32), a Japanese midfielder recruited ambitiously by Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors, refuted the remarks of Hong Myung-bo, former manager of Ulsan Hyundai, his former team.
On the 12th, Amano attended a press conference at the 2023 K-League Winter Field Training Media Camp held at the Jeonbuk Hyundai Clubhouse in Bongdong-eup, Wanju-gun, Jeollabuk-do and said, “I’m sorry.”
Last year, Amano, who was loaned to Ulsan from Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan and scored 9 goals and 1 assist in 30 games and contributed to the regular league title for the first time in 17 years since 2005, was loaned to rival Jeonbuk this year.
However, coach Hong criticized Amano for deciding to stay in Ulsan and then moving to Jeonbuk. At the Ulsan Hyundai Clubhouse on the 11th, “At the time of the conversation with me, I said that money was not important, but in the end I moved to Jeonbuk because of money.” Worst player of all time.”
Amano, who appeared with a personal interpreter in response to Hong’s strong criticism, said, “It’s a big club from the size of the clubhouse. Last year, I felt strong while fighting Jeonbuk. I’m happy to be a part of the team.”
Regarding coach Hong’s evaluation of “worst”, he said with a firm expression, “I respected coach Hong and thanked him for letting me come to Korea. I fought as a member who helped him lift the trophy. I was sorry to see the article yesterday.” Her wife also saw the article, and she did not hide her regret, saying, “I expressed regret.”
Regarding Manager Hong’s assertion, “If we had been honest about money from the beginning, negotiations were possible,” he said, “It is a lie and there is no truth about money being an issue. We talked about renewing the contract since last summer. After the season, I returned to Japan. I went and there was no official recruitment offer.”
Regarding the verbal promise to stay in Ulsan with coach Hong, “It is true that he said he would stay in Ulsan. There was no official proposal from Ulsan. I was embarrassed by the temperature difference between the field and the club.”
Then, he explained, “Even if you look at the timing, there was nothing formally shared about the contract. After the Jeonbuk proposal, the meeting request itself seems to have been talked about not to be sent.” Also, as to whether Ulsan was not actively renewing the contract, he said, “I wanted to stay in Ulsan from the summer. I talked with coach Seigo Ikeda. I also communicated with the agent about the extension of the Ulsan contract. The club sincerely thinks and makes a place I didn’t. There was no formal offer. That’s how I accepted it.”
What if we had been in the same position about Coach Hong’s judgment that “Coach Ikeda would have been ashamed too”? 온라인바카라 “If he had known the whole story, he wouldn’t have thought so,” Amano notes.
Coincidentally, this year’s opening match was held between Ulsan and Jeonbuk. It has to be an uncomfortable confrontation. He gritted his teeth, saying, “Jeong Seung-hyun jokingly told me to be careful in Japanese. I transferred after knowing the importance of this decision.
When asked who is the best coach in Korean football, he laughed and said, “The only coach I worked with was coach Hong Myung-bo. C. Respect, “he showed a flat response.
Regarding the decision to move to Jeonbuk, “We had a conversation before the end of the season. Coach Kim and the club’s reinforcement department were enthusiastic. Before the end of the season, Jeonbuk and Yokohama finished the lease adjustment. There was a challenge to show performance. I decided to transfer,” he said without hiding his expectations.
Amano, who brought his mind back to coach Hong, said, “This is the difficult part. I kept talking about coach Hong, but he made me come to the K-League and fought as a comrade in the process of winning. However, what I said yesterday through the media was shocking and not disappointing. I was disappointed. I will compete for the championship in another team. As a Jeonbuk player, I will definitely aim for a triple crown with the members. I will work hard. I want to compete in my own place.” In addition, he promised, “It is true that these problems have occurred. The answer is to prove it with results in Jeonbuk this year. I will adapt well and produce results.”
Amano, who was also selected for the Japanese national team in 2019 and played one game. Regarding his impressions of watching the soccer between Korea and Japan, which reached the round of 16 side by side at the World Cup in Qatar last year, “The Korean national team style is a style that dominates the ball no matter who they play against. They keep improving the quality. “Japan met with a strong player. They couldn’t show much of Japan’s original style, which they used to do in Asia, at the World Cup. Still, it’s Japan’s strength to keep it alive. I hope they keep using it.”