“This is to everyone who is in a difficult situation or is running for their dreams. If you dream vividly, it will come true, so I hope you don’t let go of your hope.”
Six years after becoming a member of the national team, Park Jin-seop (Jeonbuk Hyundai), who first became a member of the national team at the age of 28, said, “Words cannot describe it.” After doing something miraculous, he left a message of hope to all those who dream.랭크카지노
Park Jin-seop was called by Jürgen Klinsmann, the coach of the Korean national soccer team, last month. Midfielder Hong Hyun-suk (KAA Hent) was eliminated from the team due to a broken shin, and Park Jin-seop was selected as a substitute. Having suddenly joined the senior team for the first time, Park was substituted in the 45th minute of the second half for the second Asian qualifying match for the 2026 FIFA World Cup that took place on April 21, and played on the ground for about four minutes. It was the moment when a “dream,” which was deeply entrenched in his heart, came true.
“When I heard that I was selected as a substitute for the national team, I screamed,” Park Jin-seop said in this month’s newspaper. “I was so happy (when I started the game). I was thankful that I was able to keep pace with the players that I only saw on TV. I can’t put it into words.”
Park’s soccer career was different from other players who took elite courses. Park was a recognized player in Jeonju, North Jeolla Province, where he started playing soccer. However, he never wore the national flag until he joined the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games as a wild card in September. This is why he is widely known as a “soccer dirt spoon.” “I think that’s right for me, which is different from other players. They call me a pearl in the soil, but it sounds good,” he said with a smile.
Every player who starts a soccer career dreams of playing for the national team. Park Jin-seop did the same. However, he seemed too far away to reach his dreams. Park Jin-seop bragged about his outstanding scoring ability when he was a student at Digital Seoul Culture and Arts University, but he had a rough road to become a professional.
After graduating from college, he joined Daejeon Korail in the National League in 2017, which is equivalent to the K3 League, and the following year, he became a professional player as he wore the Ansan Greeners uniform in the K League 2. After coming to the professional stage, he changed his position to defensive midfielder, his current position, and signed with Jeonbuk last year after serving as Daejeon Hana Citizen. After joining Jeonbuk, he was able to get closer to the national team, and things went smoothly.
When he was in college, Park Jin-seop said, “I always told my friends that the last goal of the K-League is Jeonbuk. I was always worried that it could be a difficult dream. I read a lot of books when I was struggling, and the phrase “If you dream vividly, it will come true.” (After looking at the phrase) I ordered by myself.”
The magical spell didn’t end when he joined Jeonbuk. Park Jin-seop won the gold medal by being selected as the Hangzhou AG wild card led by Hwang Sun-hong in September, and he garnered exemption from the military service, thereby contributing to his soccer career. This event also helped him make the senior team for the first time a month later. “When I heard that I was selected as a wild card, I felt emotions that I would not normally feel,” Park said. “I remember getting emotional singing the national anthem for the first time (at the stadium),” he said. “I tried to fulfill what I expected (at the AG). I am grateful to Hwang Sun-hong in many ways.”
Park Jin-seop, who accomplished what seemed impossible, is now looking to the Asian Cup of Asian Football Confederation (AFC) in January next year. “It’s a great honor to play in the Asian Cup as a player, but I don’t know if I can make it. However, if I do, I want to do really well and lift the trophy,” Park said. “I think there is a possibility that I can make it 30 to 40 percent.”
If you search for Park Jin-seop on a portal site, his profile picture says, “AFC Qatar Asian Cup national team,” which has yet to be confirmed. “I think that’s a good sign,” he said, expressing hope. In fact, Park Jin-seop was listed on the national soccer team’s domestic training call-up list, which will take place from the 26th after the interview. He increased the possibility of him taking the stage of his dream.