Director Bento picked up the phone… Park Ji-soo joins Portimonense

Park Ji-soo has joined Portimonense of the Portuguese Primeira Liga. In the process of joining, he was reported to have been assisted by former South Korea national football team coach Paulo Bento.

On the 26th (Korean time), Portimonense introduced Park Ji-soo as one of the recruits on its official website, saying, “We have recruited five players in the winter transfer market.” In addition, along with the news, Portimonense uploaded a video of the players’ impressions on the official website.

With this, Park Ji-soo became the ninth Korean player to play in the Portuguese league. Park Ji-soo, who accumulated skills while playing for Incheon United, FC Uijeongbu (K3), Gyeongnam FC, Guangzhou Hengda, Suwon FC, and Gimcheon Sangmu (military service), was consistently selected for the national team and recognized for his skills.

The relationship with coach Bento was also made in the national team. At the time when Bento coach was at the command tower of the Korean national team, Park Ji-soo caught Bento’s eyes and boarded the Bento. He was steadily selected in the process of preparing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, but he was injured in the match against Iceland, which was a warm-up match just before the World Cup, and he fell off the horse with the World Cup in front. 메이저사이트

After being discharged from Sangmu and becoming a free agent (FA), Park Ji-soo was connected to a number of K-League 1 teams, but eventually chose to go to Europe. It is known that this was helped by coach Bento, who had a relationship with a priest in the national team, and drew attention from fans.

When asked what coach Bento said about Portimonense, Park Ji-soo replied, “I haven’t heard anything personally, but I heard that the coach spoke with Bento on the phone. Thank you very much to coach Bento.”

Also, when asked what he thought about Portuguese football, he said, “I’ve been to a lot of Korean players, and I’ve seen it a lot on YouTube. It’s a very fast league, and I think it’s a really good league.”

Regarding Portimonense, he replied that he was satisfied with the environment, saying, “It has a good environment, including a good playground, and everyone treats it really well, so I think it’s really good.”

When we worried about communication due to language problems, Park Ji-soo said, “I think I will have to talk in English, and I think I will have to get a lot of help from Kim Yong-hak, who is playing here.” Kim Yong-Hak is one of the promising players in Korean soccer who is currently playing for Portimonense.

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