Jerso (32, Incheon United), who activated the scoring point, raised both hands. It was a strong expression that he would not hold the ceremony. The emotion of sticking a ‘sword’ into his family’s team was subtle.
On the 12th, Incheon United and Jeju United played the third round of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ at the Incheon Soccer Stadium. Both teams were desperate for victory. Incheon only had 1 draw and 1 loss in their opening two matches. Jeju was recording 2 draws.
The keyword for victory was Zerso on both sides. Zerso is the K-League representative ‘crack’. He made his K-League debut in 2021 in Jeju United’s uniform. During his two seasons, he showed his ability to the fullest. Zerso took on a new challenge ahead of this season. He left Jeju and built a new nest in Incheon.
Jeju coach Nam Ki-il, whom we met as an “enemy,” said, “Jerso is a player I don’t want to meet. I came because I like Incheon. I hope he does well here. He is a player we know well. It will change,” he said. On the other hand, Incheon coach Cho Seong-hwan smiled brightly. Coach Cho expressed his anticipation, saying, “If Zerso himself directly or indirectly records an attack point, he will do it with more confidence.”
The whistle blew announcing the start of the game. Zerso started as the left side of Incheon Threetop. Whenever he had a chance, he ran toward the Jeju camp. In the 20th minute of the first half, he had a decisive chance. In a counterattack situation, Zerso connected the ball taken by Hernandez with a left-footed shot. The ball left his toe and was sucked into Jeju’s goal. 스포츠토토
Zerso, who shook the net of his former team, refrained from the ceremony with both hands raised. It was a courtesy towards the old team. But the romance ended there. On the ground, it was cold and fierce. Zerso played an active part, drawing out a foul from Kim O-gyu with sharp movements.
After the game, Zerso laughed, saying, “I have many good memories in Jeju. But in this game, victory was essential. I thought it was polite to the old team not to celebrate after scoring.”