“Jun Amano lied to me and went to Jeonbuk… I didn’t respect all of Ulsan Hyundai.”
Ulsan Hyundai coach Hong Myung-bo made up his mind and criticized Japanese midfielder Amano (32), who suddenly transferred to Jeonbuk Hyundai, a rival team, at the end of last season. Coach Hong met with reporters at the clubhouse in Dong-gu, Ulsan on the 11th and said, “Amano is the worst Japanese I’ve ever met,” and said, “He didn’t respect our players and the club.”
Amano, who played for Yokohama Marinos in the Japanese J-League, drew a turning point when he moved to Ulsan on loan last year after falling behind in the competition for the starting position for a while. A left-footed attacking midfielder, he played an active role as the team’s main agent in the trust of coach Hong, who is ‘Japanese’ 온라인카지노. It was the key to forward tactics when Ulsan, which had a striker absence at the beginning of the season, operated the zero top. In addition, Amano’s excellent coordination of offense and defense and high-quality passing were the basis for the outstanding performance of foreign strikers such as Martin Adam, Leonardo, and Bacco. Amano, who played 30 league games last year, scored 9 goals and 1 assist, playing a key role in Ulsan winning the K-League championship for the first time in 17 years.
However, unexpected news came after the season ended. Amano signed a contract with Jeonbuk, which had been competing for the championship for a long time with Ulsan, not with any other team. Jeonbuk coach Kim Sang-sik made Amano his first recruiting target after Kunimoto left the team, while there was no foreign player from the Asian Quarter. Early on, through a video meeting, they actively pursued courtship. Both Ulsan and Jeonbuk tried to pay Yokohama the same rent of $150,000. However, Jeonbuk paid Amano $100,000 more per year than Ulsan. He decided to wear Jeonbuk’s green uniform, which added more to his self-worth.
Coach Hong was furious that Amano had unilaterally broken the “remaining promise” he made with him right after last year’s season before returning to Japan for a break. He said, “There is an unavoidable aspect of Lee Dong-jun (who played in Ulsan) going to Jeonbuk. Amano is different. Pros can move by money, but they told me, ‘(Money) doesn’t matter and I’ll stay.’” At the same time, he was angry, saying, “I asked the club (in Yokohama) to prepare if I could pay more rent, but (without saying anything) I went to Jeonbuk.”
Director Hong expressed a greater sense of betrayal as Amano laid the stepping stone for his heyday in Ulsan. Director Hong said, “If I had been honest from the beginning, I could have let him go at any time as much as I contributed to our team. There are things that have grown since coming to our team, but I don’t think I go this way because of money.”