Right-back fullback Kim Chang-soo once represented Korea. At the age of 38, he is living his last active career. He took on the role of playing coach at the ‘new team’ Cheonan City FC.
Kim Chang-soo said at the 2023 K-League winter field training media camp held at Parev Hotel in Seogwipo-si, Jeju-do on the 8th, “I came as a playing coach. We are concentrating on telling the points that can be done.”
Kim Chang-soo, who is recovering from a muscle injury during winter training in Thailand, forms roommates with Han Jae-hoon and Lee Jae-won, who are 19 and 17 years apart. Kim Chang-soo said, “I tried to approach comfortably, but it seems that the friends find it difficult. (Laughs) I try to approach as comfortably as possible.” He added, “In the case of Han Jae-hoon, he did well in high school, but after coming to the pros, he felt a wall such as tempo and lost his confidence on the playground. It was something I also experienced, so I am teaching him how to overcome it.”
Park Nam-yeol, head coach of Cheonan City FC, wants Kim Chang-soo to help the team as a player. “I want experience from Kim Chang-soo. If Kim Chang-soo’s know-how and experience are passed on to young players, won’t the professionalism change if the younger players are well absorbed in it? I wonder if it will happen,” he said with anticipation. 바카라사이트
Regarding this, Kim Chang-soo said, “It’s good if I can help by running, but I think that’s an assignment I have to solve. I hope it helps on and off the field.”
Playing coach is the first step Kim Chang-soo is trying to become a leader. Kim Chang-soo said, “Personally, he was preparing for retirement little by little. He has been organizing his mind little by little since last year.” He laughed, saying, “It’s my first time in K League 2. I wanted to experience it. The coach was also a famous person. I wanted to learn. It’s an important part on the way to become a leader.”
Kim Chang-soo, who is preparing to obtain an A-level instructor’s license, said, “I talked a lot with my classmate (Lee) Geun-ho. I asked Lee Ho-hyung a lot.”
Also, “Even in Thailand, when I was injured and stood outside, the coach did everything I wanted to say to the players and said that if you want a leader, you have to do it. I felt burdened in the middle role when I was exercising or doing something wrong or something I wanted to say, but now I see it from the coach’s point of view.” said.