Ulsan Hyundai striker In-jong-kyu has made a proper show of force in front of South Korea national soccer team coach Jürgen Klinsmann, who shunned him. The striker rattled Jeju United’s goal with a spectacular volley that was one of Klinsmann’s specialties during his playing days.
Ulsan Hyundai, led by In Ji-kyu, defeated Jeju United 5-1 in the 18th round of the Hana One Q K League 2023 at Munsu Football Stadium in Ulsan, South Korea, on Tuesday at 6 p.m. KST. Ulsan consolidated its lead at the top of the table thanks to a brace from Bako, who scored twice in the 31st minute and 45+4th minute, as well as consecutive goals from Ataru in the seventh minute, Uhm Won-sang in the eighth minute, and Ju In-gyu in the 25th minute to hold off Jeju, who were held to a lone goal from Yuri Jonatan in the 33rd minute.
When Klinsmann announced his June A-match roster on June 5, one of the biggest topics of discussion was whether or not In-Joo would be selected. Given that this was Klinsmann’s first roster in which he handpicked the players, it was not out of the question that he would be included, given that he has been in top form this season, leading the K League 1 in scoring. However, Klinsmann opted to go with the existing striker trio of Hwang Eui-jo, Cho Kyu-sung, and Oh Hyun-gyu instead.
We don’t know if the lethargic performance against Jeonbuk Hyundai in the 16th round, which Klinsmann personally watched a day before the roster was announced, had an impact, but it was a choice that must have been heartbreaking for Inhabigyu.
He took out his frustrations in front of Klinsmann. In the 25th minute of the second half, with the score 3-0, Injongyu took a cross from the right flank, touched it with his right foot inside the box, and connected with a very well-timed right-footed volley. 안전놀이터
This difficult volley was made even more special by the fact that Klinsmann was watching. This type of volley was Klinsmann’s specialty during his playing days. During his time at VfB Stuttgart and Bayern Munich, Klinsmann’s scissor kick goals and volleys were fantastic wonders that are still referenced in Bundesliga history.
We can’t forget about his volley against South Korea at the 1994 FIFA World Cup USA. Klinsmann rattled the net with a left-footed turner from Thomas Hassler’s grounded cross from the right. The difference between the two is that Bacco’s cross was in the air and In-Joo’s was with his right foot, but the volley was a trademark of Klinsmann’s animalistic scoring ability in front of goal. That’s what In-Joo did.