‘The Scent of Mugosa’ Chun Seong-hun “I developed shooting confidence in Germany”
Cheon Seong-hun (23, Incheon United), a striker who was raised by Incheon himself, is filling the void left by Stefan Mugosa (31, Vissel Kobe). Some fans are calling Cheon Seong-hoon ‘Cheongo-sa (Chun Sung-hoon + Mugosa)’. That’s how good his first season in the K-League started.
Chun Seong-hoon returned to Incheon ahead of the 2023 season. Having gone through Incheon youth team Gwangseong Middle School and Daegeon High School, Cheon Seong-hun, who passed the test to join Augsburg in 2018, lived in Germany for four years. Chun Seong-hun, who finished the challenge in Germany, chose the uniform of ‘Dagger (blue + black)’ again.
Public expectations were high. Cheon Seong-hoon was praised as a player who will lead the future of Incheon, playing as a ‘twin tower’ with Lee Ho-jae (Pohang Steelers), who is the same age as Daegeon High School. This season, he came into contact with Incheon again, and fans hoped that he would fill the vacancy left by Mugosa ‘Jupo’.
Chun Seong-hoon’s K-League debut was later than expected. He appeared for the first time on the 16th of last month against Gangwon FC (2-0 win), which was the 7th game after the opening. It was the moment when his ‘hope’, which had been growing his dream of becoming a professional player by watching Incheon matches every week since he was young, came true.
Chun Seong-hoon recently said, “This is the stage I have been waiting for. He prepares with excitement for every match. He is nervous but excited every time he plays,” he said of his K-League debut.
In his second K-League match against Suwon FC (2-2 draw), Chun Seong-hun made his name known to the fans by scoring multiple goals. He caught a pass from Hernández and scored his debut goal with a chipped shot, followed by an RBI header to score his second goal. His third goal didn’t take long. On April 30, 8 days after the match against Suwon FC, he broke the Pohang net with a calm right-footed shot from the gate. It was the goal that ended Pohang’s undefeated streak in the opening 9 matches (5 wins, 4 draws).
Chun Seong-hun, a tall striker with a height of 1m 90cm, is proving that he is capable of fighting the ball in the air, shooting, and linking. His composure stands out, especially in his attacking areas. His first goal with a chip shot was a scene that showed both boldness and composure.
Cheon Seong-hun, who had no luck with goals during his days at Daegeon High School, said, “I was confident because I did a lot of (shooting) training. He seems to be able to train hard to maintain (feeling) in the future and be confident. At that time (when he was in Daegeon High School), he did not have confidence in shooting, but he developed his confidence by practicing a lot in Germany. If he increases his shooting frequency, I think he will score a lot.”
The score against Pohang also shined with a delicate technique that was not like a tall striker. After pushing a low cross from Jerso with the sole of his foot, he overcame a defender and opened the goal with a calm shot. In fact, it could have been a better choice to connect the cross directly to the shot.
Chun Seong-hoon said, “(Pushing the ball) was instantaneous (judgment). The ball was bouncing and I tried to hit it right away. But the ball bounced in front of me, and if I hit it wrong, it seemed like a home run would come out,” he said.
His back-and-forth has always been a hot topic. After scoring his debut goal, he gave high fives to the fans in the general stands, and after his second goal, he jumped over the scoreboard and hugged the fans in the supporters’ seats. He was not special, but he seemed special thanks to his background as a former Incheon Seonggol Youth
In the game against Pohang, he put his right hand to his ear and hit his chest with his left hand. Usually the team emblem is tapped, but Chun Sung-hoon tapped the logo of the uniform brand Macron. It was to follow the ceremony of Elling Hollan (Manchester City), a striker of the same age, but as a result, it failed. Chun Seong-hoon said, “I tried to follow the Halan ceremony, but looking back, it wasn’t. I think you should watch it and follow it. he was out of his mind He said, “I will hit the emblem next time.” His style is different from mine, but I want to learn his innate ability to score.”
Chun Seong-hun promised to ‘dance’ after scoring his first goal during an interview for winter field training last February. His dance has not been revealed yet. “I will keep my promise as soon as possible,” he promised.
Chun Seong-hoon is receiving favorable reviews thanks to his impressive performance. Among Incheon fans, there is a word called ‘Cheongosa’. It is a compliment that it fills the gap of Mugosa well. Chun Seong-hoon said, “I am really grateful to hear such a story. It’s not enough, but it seems to be an opportunity to motivate me and gain confidence.”
If the current activity continues, there is a high possibility that it will become closer to the ‘Taegeuk mark’. Although he opened the Pohang goal in front of the soccer team coach Jurgen Klinsmann, Chun Seong-hoon said he did not know about the visit of the national team coaches even after the game was over. Afterwards, while watching YouTube, he said that he had heard of coach Klinsman’s visit, and said, “I think the national team is an opportunity given by the sky.”
The possibility of participating in the Asian Games in Hangzhou, which will be held in September, is considerable. Mentioned as the striker who will be in charge of Hwang Sun-Hong-Ho’s front line, he said, “(The Asian Games) is a dream stage. I believe that if I prepare well and look good, good opportunities will arise. It is a tournament that all players born in 1999 or younger dream of. I also have greed.”
Chun Seong-hoon,메이저놀이터 who set the goal of 7 attack points before the season, scored 3 goals in 4 games and achieved half of them. He said, “We are aiming for double-digit attack points. If you prepare like that, the team will have good results,” he emphasized, “the team is more important than individual goals.”