At Chuncheon Songam Sports Town, the venue for the 15th round match of the Hana Bank K League 1 2024 between Gangwon and Jeonbuk on Sept. 29, officials mentioned only one name as if it were a promise. It is Yang Min-hyuk (18-Gangwon), the ‘high school express’. “(Yang) Min-hyuk is a thing~”, “Yang Min-hyuk is crazy”, “Was it this good?”.

Yang Min-hyuk’s 90-minute performance against Jeonbuk could only be described as ‘crazy’. Starting as a right midfielder in a 4-4-2 formation, Yang Min-hyuk opened the scoring in the third minute of the first half, beating Jeonbuk’s only international player, Kim Jin-soo. In the second half, he strategically moved to the left side to focus on pacey fullback Ahn Hyun-beom. The full-back, a key part of new Jeonbuk coach Kim Doo-hyun’s tactics, was unable to get in front of the 18-year-old high school senior winger.

Yang Min-hyuk, who signed a semi-professional contract with Gangwon this year after playing for Gangneung Jeil-Go, showed flashes of talent early on in the season, but struggled against strong teams like Jeonbuk Ulsan, who have national team players. However, as the season progressed, his skills grew noticeably. It’s an “explosive evolution” that only young players can enjoy. Against Jeonbuk’s experienced national team fullback, Yang Min-hyuk dribbled wildly toward the opponent’s goal and tried to penetrate. “Coach Yoon Jung-hwan told me to be bold because it’s okay to make mistakes,” Yang said. He didn’t hesitate when dribbling or passing. After missing many one-on-one chances, Yang Min-hyuk’s concentration in front of the goal has also improved. He now has time to look around and create opportunities for his teammates. In the 45th minute of the second half with the score 2-1, he sent a perfect cross from the left flank to Munjeon, but the latter’s unstoppable shot went high into the air. “Next time, I’ll score a goal. Sorry Minhyuk,” he wrote on his personal account.

On defense, Yang Min-hyuk actively came down to the Gangwon camp to help defend the flank. After his teammate stole the ball, he quickly led a counterattack. A foreign agent who watched the game on the sidelines also noted Yang’s ability to be an “offensive commander.” “His ability to release attacks from the flanks is outstanding, but his recovery (of the ball) is particularly outstanding,” he said, giving him a thumbs-up. Yang, who played at the FIFA U-17 World Cup last year, is already reportedly attracting interest from top European clubs. Like the case of 카지노사이트 Yang Hyun-joon, who played for Gangwon before moving to Celtic, the more he continues to perform in the K League, the more European interest – and the higher the price tag – will be.

“Amazing” was the first word out of Jung-Hwan Yoon’s mouth. “It’s not easy to play 90 minutes in a row at my age,” said Yoon, who was a midfielder in his playing days. Looking back, I couldn’t do that at that age,” he said, adding, ”He cleverly catches the opponent’s movements and breaks through. Even today I hit a shot from no angle. It gave me confidence.” Yang Min-hyuk has played the full 90 minutes in three consecutive matches. This proves that Yoon is not just using the 22-year-old as a get-out-of-jail-free card. “The coach would have done the 바카라사이트 same thing at my age,” said Yang Min-hyuk, “and I’m honored that such a great coach believes in me and uses me.”

Yoon Seok-young, a veteran fullback for Gangwon, said, “I’m not afraid to tell him what he lacks sometimes. I think he can play in European leagues, including England, if he improves his physicality and his ability to judge situations. I hope he continues to grow steadily and become a better player.” “I’m not going to set my sights on the next goal, but I’m going to try my hardest,” said Yang, who has four goals and two assists in 15 games, exceeding his pre-season goal of five offensive points. He may have his sights set on the K League 1 Young Player of the Year award and even a call-up to the A national team.


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