Shin Jin-ho (Incheon United) mentioned Luka Modric, a veteran midfielder of Real Madrid, while explaining the secret of his age-forgetting performance.

On the 14th, the ‘2023 K-League Winter Field Training Media Camp’ Incheon press conference was held at the International Hotel located in Changwon, Gyeongsangnam-do. Incheon ranked 4th last season and secured the right to participate in the먹튀검증 Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) for the first time in the club’s history. This year, which marks the 20th anniversary of the founding, they are dreaming of a bigger dream and are conducting field training in Changwon, following Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Incheon made efforts to reinforce their power ahead of this season. In particular, it was a great achievement to recruit Shin Jin-ho, the best midfielder in the league. With the joining of Shin Jin-ho, the Incheon team has gained a sense of weight. As much as that, Shin Jin-ho played a great role last season. He showed off his ‘soccer guru’ side, recording 4 goals and 10 assists in 32 games. After the season, he was named in the best 11 of the K-League 1 season and was also selected as an MVP candidate.

Surprisingly, last season was Shin Jin-ho’s 34-year-old season. It is the time when the so-called ‘aging curve’ will come, but Shin Jin-ho’s curve was upwards even in his mid-30s. When asked about his secret, Shin Jin-ho, who participated in the media camp, said, “I always believe that I can improve. I try to balance by taking a good rest and thinking better. The fact that I received a lot of love and praise last year also drives me further.”

The player Shin Jin-ho is particularly interested in is Modric, who is in the same position. Modric was born in 1985, three years older than Shin Jin-ho, and is still playing on the world’s best stage and on the world’s best team. He also participated as the Croatian national team at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar and started all 7 matches from the first match of the group stage to the 3rd and 4th place. In the match against Brazil in the quarterfinals, he played 120 minutes of extra time full time.

Shin Jin-ho said, “I really like Modric. I watched the matches during the World Cup. He is a world-class player and is good at soccer. You can’t develop that level of skill without managing him. Watching such a player gives me a lot of inspiration in terms of play. , have courage and hope,” he said.

The goal is to prove that he is healthy this season after joining a new team. When asked about his goal, Shin Jin-ho said, “Personally, I want to have more than 10 attack points. Not only me, but several players have joined, and I think it is important to adapt well to Incheon. I need to create synergy with good players. And Incheon is going to the ACL for the first time. I want to show that Incheon is competitive even when facing a foreign team.”

There are things I want to show in the long term in Incheon. “I signed a 3-year contract with Incheon. I want to win in Incheon. Even if it’s not this year, it will be possible if the players, staff, and fans maintain the current atmosphere and mind during the contract period. The atmosphere is really good. I keep getting older. I’m sorry, but I hope Incheon grows and settles in. With that mindset, I want to continue my career as a player in Incheon.”

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