Brazilian striker Honan (28) has finished adapting to the Korean stage.
Honan added strength to the team’s 2-0 victory by scoring two goals alone in the 14th round match against Hana One Q 2023 K League 2 Bucheon FC 1995 held at the main stadium of Mokdong Sports Complex on the 20th. Thanks to Honan, Park Choong-kyun, coach of Seoul E, succeeded in winning two consecutive league titles for the first time since taking office.
Honan’s recent momentum is frightening.안전놀이터 After scoring his K-League debut goal against Gyeongnam FC on the 3rd, he has changed dramatically. Honan is leading the Seoul E offense by scoring multiple goals in the last two games in a row and five goals in the last four games.
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Honan has a strong physique of 195cm/88kg. He is calm and has great pressure and positioning from the front. However, he was worried as no goals were scored even at the beginning of the season. He seemed to start off smoothly by recording an assist in the match against Chungbuk Cheongju FC, which was the opening game, but the news of the goal he had been waiting for did not come out, which was disappointing.
However, now it seems that his condition has improved enough to relieve such worries. He can score goals not only with his toes but also with his tall head, so he is expected to be a force for the team in the right place in the future. Honan is currently recording 5 goals and 1 assist in 11 games. It is two goals behind Gimpo FC Lewis (7 goals), who ranked 4th in scoring and 1st in scoring. If the current trend is enough, you can aim for the leading scorer.
Honan, who met MK Sports in the mixed zone after the match against Bucheon on the 20th, said, “It was a tough game, but I am happy that the team won. It wasn’t easy because the opposing team was strong, but there were good results.”
He continued, “I think the reason why the first goal didn’t come out was because of adaptation. Isn’t Korean culture different? So it was difficult in the beginning. I am still working hard. It can get better,” he said vigorously.
After the match against Bucheon, coach Park Choong-gyun said, “As Honan continues to score, he seems to have regained his confidence. He also scored multiple goals in the last Cheon safety, and I think he will be a great help to the team in the future.”
Now, I’m trying to score three goals in a row. Photo = Provided by the Korea Professional Football Federation
When he said this, Honan said, “The coach helped me a lot in finding my confidence. Even now, the director is helping me a lot. I will continue to work hard for the coach and team.”
Although this season is the first season spent in Korea, there are no problems in life. He said, “I don’t know the name, but I like Korean food. Except for spicy food, of course (laughs). I like that Korean food has a lot of vegetables in it,” she smiled.
What is Honan’s dream to achieve in Korea? “I was very disappointed that I couldn’t play much in the past two years,” he said. I want to go on the pitch and play a lot of games. I think that is the most important goal as a player.”