■ 35-year-old Im Sang-hyeop reunited with FC Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo after 10 years Reunion
at Busan I-Park in 2012
Lim “The teacher who guided me in soccer”
Director Ahn “A player with thorough self-management”
Guri = Written and photo Reporter Heo Jong-ho sportsher@munhwa .com
“I have to go to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League with the coach.”
Coach Ahn Ik-soo (58) and Lim Sang-hyeop (35) reunited after 10 years at FC Seoul in the professional football K League 1. Director Ahn guided the clinical association during the Busan I-Park period from 2011 to 2012, and in December of last year, he was reunited with his student by recruiting the clinical association. Im Sang-hyeop debuted at Jeonbuk Hyundai in 2009 with 14 years of experience as a pro, and moved to Busan in 2011 after being called by coach Ahn and blossomed. As a side striker, he recorded 82 points and 27 assists in 368 K-League games, and was selected as the K-League 1 Best 11 in 2014 and 2021.
Im Sang-hyeop, who met at GS Champions Park in Acheon-dong, Guri, Gyeonggi Province on the 5th, emphasized Seoul’s return to the Champions League. He said, “I was called ‘Achamp man’ because I showed a good performance in the Champions League, but I want to take coach Ahn to the Champions League, which I couldn’t go to during my Busan days.” Seoul has not been able to participate in the Champions League for the past two years due to its sluggish performance in the K League 1. On the other hand, Im Sang-hyeop was a member of Pohang in 2021 and scored 4 points in 7 Champions League games, leading Pohang to the runner-up.
Im Sang-hyup scored 11 points and 4 assists in 36 K-League 1 games in 2021, and left 8 points and 2 assists in 36 games in 2022. Thorough self-management, exercise plan, and sufficient sleep are the driving forces. Im Sang-hyeop emphasized, “Everything I do is focused on soccer.” Nevertheless, some voices are concerned about the age of clinical consultation. Director Ahn said, “I think it’s Ki-woo. Sanghyeop’s physical age is five to six years younger than his real age. Self-management as well as passion for soccer is ahead of those in their 20s.” In that respect, Sanghyup is better than me,” he explained.
Im Sang-hyeop promised to meet Ahn’s expectations and dispel his concerns. He emphasized, “The reason why I chose Seoul despite the recruitment proposals from various teams was because coach Ahn was there,” and emphasized 메이저사이트, “The coach is the one who helped me become a soccer player, Lim Sang-hyeop, and is a true teacher to me.” He also said, “I feel responsible as much as you called me despite worrying about my age.” “Even when I joined Busan, fans said, ‘Why did you bring me? After the season ends in Seoul, I will try my best so that the sound of ‘I brought you well’ comes out.”