On April 13, 2005, in the match between Seoul and Suwon at the Seoul World Cup Stadium, the final whistle blew and a defender with the number 29 shed bitter tears.
Suwon’s number 29, Kwak Hee-joo, was Suwon’s number 29, who blamed himself for the penalty kick he gave away while blocking Kim Dong-jin from breaking through in the 13th minute of the second half, and Rikaldo’s winning goal that followed.
Since then, Kwak Hee-joo has spent his entire career as an iron wall central defender in Suwon, excluding two years abroad from 2003 to 2016. After his retirement in 2017, there was also an offer from the club to make a permanent absence, but as he refused, hoping that good juniors would wear my uniform number, number 29 served as a bridge between Maetango and Suwon Samsung.
First, from 2018 to 2019, number 29 was worn by Park Jimin. Since he was in the goalkeeper position, he did not play many matches, but he is still active in Suwon since he went to Sangmu early and received military exemption.
While Park Ji-min was away due to military service, Suwon’s number 29 went back to Jeong Sang-bin from Maetango. Jeong Sang-bin, who was recognized for his talent enough to win the Cha Bum-geun Soccer Award for Excellence in elementary school, joined Suwon as a semi-professional in 2020 after going through Maetango High School, and jumped into the professional world in earnest in 2021 with number 29.
Afterwards, he rose to stardom by blowing new winds into the K-League with his outstanding performance in the first half, but as the team fell into sluggishness in the second half of 10 consecutive games without a win, a great burden was weighed on Jeong Sang-bin, the boy’s father who had to lead the team’s attack. After these difficulties, in the match against Gangwon on September 21st, Jung Sang-bin led the team to a 3-2 victory with the first goal, and Suwon added 1 win after 10 draws.
After the game, Jeong Sang-bin shed tears of relief. His tears were mixed with regret that he was not responsible for scoring when the team was sluggish, and relief from winning. Jeong Sang-bin grew even more in Suwon, and after the season advanced to Europe, he became a bigger player. He is currently active in Minnesota, USA.
Lee Sang-min, born in 2004, took over the 29th seat left by Jeong Sang-bin. Lee Sang-min, who received attention as the future of Suwon through Maetan Middle School and Maetang High School, signed a semi-professional contract last summer and started his professional life in earnest. Lee Sang-min, who played a variety of games as a U-22 card this season after going through a period of adaptation last year, played an active part by flying on the ground even in difficult situations for the team.
In the last game against Ulsan, he was substituted at halftime and energized Suwon’s offense with active movements. However, a single mistake changed Lee Sang-min’s fate that day. In the 39th minute of the second half, while clearing a loose ball, Lee Sang-min’s foot cut through the air, and Seol Young-woo, who was waiting behind him, snatched the ball and hung up his leg in embarrassment. Declaring a penalty kick without delay, Lee Sang-min, who made an irreparable mistake, clutched his head.
In the end, this penalty kick became the winning goal and Suwon lost, and Lee Sang-min, who was replaced again with Go Myeong-seok in the 45th minute of the second half and came to the bench, had no choice but to hang his head in tears. After the game, Lee Sang-min couldn’t lift his head all the way to greet the fans and burst into tears. Now, at the age of 20, it was a harsh ordeal that was difficult for him to handle.
His teammates, fans, and coach Kim Byung-soo generously forgave the young player’s mistakes. Manager Kim Byung-soo encouraged him by saying, “I don’t think there is a need to cry. Since I’m only 20 years old, it may be difficult for me to overcome that situation, but I am a player with good skills. did.
He continued,메이저놀이터 “It’s best to forget the good things quickly. I think there’s no time to sit down and be sad because I can start for the next FA Cup.” Delivered.
As director Kim Byung-soo said, the weight of number 29 carried by the legendary Kwak Hee-joo, who is just 20 years old, may be heavy. However, like Kwak Hee-joo in 2005 and Jeong Sang-bin in 2021, Lee Sang-min will grow into a bigger player while eating tears.