[Pitch People] ‘Gwangyang Jesus’ Valdivia tells ‘Anyang Best Friend’: “You’ve done enough in Korea, goodbye. Now it’s my turn”

카지노사이트 It’s no exaggeration to say that the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 is currently dominated by this player. Valdivia, the Brazilian wizard of Jeonnam Dragons, who is also known as the ‘Gwangyang Jesus’, is the main character. In the 22nd round match against Ansan Greeners at the Gwangyang Football Stadium at 7pm on the 19th, he put on a one-man show with two goals and two assists, leading Jeonnam to a 5-2 victory and earning absolute applause from the fans.

Valdivia, who has been in top form, scoring in five consecutive matches, including his performance against Ansan, has now moved to the top of all individual record rankings in the K League Two. He is tied with Gyeongnam FC’s Gleison for the top spot with 11 goals. He is second in assists (7), one behind FC Anyang playmaker Andrigo (8). With Andrigo’s move to China’s Chengdu Rongcheng, he’s effectively in first place. He needs just three more assists to become a 10-10 club in his debut season in the K League. In addition, he has eight match MVPs, well ahead of Gimpo FC’s Luis and Chungbuk Cheongju’s George, who have five each.

While Jeon’s ranking is a little disappointing, his individual performance is enough to earn him the K League 2 MVP at the end of the year. He may even become the first player to win the MVP, as well as the best eleven, goalscorer, and assists. There’s a reason he’s called the Gwangyang Jesus. Valdivia and the Best Eleven met, and while he was quick to mention the team first, he took great pride in his own play. Here’s what he had to say.

“Joining the 10-10 club in my debut season in the K League? I think positively”

Q. You currently have the most offensive points (11 goals and 7 assists) in the K League 2. We’re halfway through the season and I didn’t think you’d be able to achieve this much. Did you tell yourself that you would perform so well?

“As I said when I first interviewed with Best Eleven in Changwon, my biggest goal is to help the team. For now, I’m really happy that I’ve been able to keep achieving that goal. But there are still a lot of games left, right? I’m going to give my best for Jeonnam in the remaining games.”

Q. As much as you’ve stood out, it seems like your opponents are going to be tougher.

“Even if the opposition gets tougher, I’m going to keep moving and looking for space, and if that movement gives me space, I’m going to take advantage of it. I’m always going to try to score goals.”

Q. Thanks to Valdivia’s performance, Jeonnam’s recent rise has been impressive. You’re getting closer and closer to your target playoff spot.

“I think we can’t lose this momentum, and I’m going to do my best. I’m not going to judge any given game as easy or difficult. I’m just going to do my best to get the three points.”

Q. You currently have 11 goals and seven assists. Do you think you can join the single-season 10-10 club in your debut season in the K League?

“I don’t feel any pressure to achieve the 10-10 club. Of course, I’m happy to have scored points, but my offensive points are entirely due to the help of my teammates, and I will try to help my teammates who help me. Of course, I think my performance so far has been of sufficient quality. The 10-10 club? I’m thinking positively.”

Q. I remember you saying that Andrigo, who played for FC Anyang after joining the club, was your ‘best friend’. There was news that Andrigo was going to Chengdu Rongcheng in China. This is more of a joking question, but do you think he made that decision because he was scared of Valdivia?

“When I first came to Korea, Andrigo said to me, ‘It’s nice to be here, let’s play hard against each other,’ and now I found out that we were competing together in the attack points rankings and he was going to China. I told Andrigo, ‘Goodbye. You’ve done your part in Korea, now it’s my turn to do my part’. And I said, ‘I’ll be number one in the points standings now’ (laughs).”

Q. You’ve been playing well with Hanam this season, especially against Gyeongnam FC. How do you feel about your partner?

“(Hanam came up to me and said, ‘Speak well’) I think it’s definitely a good combination, because he hasn’t been passing to me, but in the last match against Gyeongnam, he did pass to me and I scored a great goal (laughs). (Is there anything you’d like to see fixed?) No. No. Hanam is good at football (laughs). Not only Hanam, but all the players who play next to me, like Plana and Mikic, are doing well. I think we’re going to play well together.”