Are there two derbies in the new team?
From the 2023 season, Cheonan City FC coach Park Nam-yeol, who is challenging K-League 2, has a determined expression. Director Park, who recently met at the Hana 1 Q K League 2 2023 Opening Media Day held at The-K Hotel in Yangjae-dong, Seoul, said, “The team has created an atmosphere in which they must never lose.”
There are two derbies in Cheonan. The protagonist is Cheongju, a new team like Chungnam Asan, which is located in the nearby area, and another Chungcheong province. Director Park said, “In fact, I only thought of Chungnam-Asan. It’s because it’s close…” He said, “But suddenly, rice wine came in. I thought, ‘(Derby) has another one’” and laughed. 안전놀이터
‘Derby’ produces new stories. The confrontation with the story arouses the interest of the fans. Already in the K-League, there are the ‘East Coast Derby’ between Pohang Steelers and Ulsan Hyundai, the ‘Nakdong River Derby’ between Gyeongnam FC and Busan I’Park, and the ‘Hyundai Ga Derby’ between Jeonbuk Hyundai and Ulsan Hyundai. Here, Chungcheong-do Derby and Rookie Derby were created.
Kim Joo-won, captain of Cheonan, was determined. When asked about the ‘Chungcheong-do Derby’, he replied briefly and boldly, “Both teams will win.” Ryu Won-woo, the captain of Cheongju, has no intention of stepping down. He said, “Cheonan is the motivation for the founding. In Chungnam-Asan, my personal win rate is good. I won’t give you a single point.”
“The K League 2 is not an easy place for a new team,” said Park Se-jik of Asan, Chungcheongnam-do, a professional “senpai.” As a (professional) senior, I grew up experiencing difficult moments. I will show you that it is such a difficult place.”
Coach Park plans to focus on the opening game for now. He said, “Derby is also a derby, but it is important to put the first button well. Needless to say, the players know the importance of the derby. However, it is currently the opening game against Busan I-Park. It’s really important. If he plays well, it will help the team a lot during the season. He said, “I think it will give a positive synergy effect, so I am focusing on preparing for the match.”