Malaysian national football team coach Kim Pan-gon said
that he hoped that he would gain a lot of experience in the K-League and succeed with Kogileswaran Raj, a Malaysian national striker who is known to have been confirmed to join Chungbuk Cheongju FC, a new K-League 2 team. .
Raj informed fans of the news of joining Chungbuk Cheongju FC through his social media. According to the Malaysian media <The Straits Times>, Raj said, “It is one of the happiest moments of my life. Korean football is at a very high level. I accepted this offer to grow as a player. Although I have not yet learned Korean, I want to 안전놀이터learn quickly. I also have to adapt to a new environment. I have the confidence to adapt quickly.” He also expressed his gratitude, saying that he received encouragement and advice through a phone call with coach Kim on the day he was heading to Korea.
Coach Kim said through <Best Eleven> that he was surprised by the news of Raj’s advancement to the K-League. Coach Kim introduced Raj’s playstyle to Korean fans, saying, “He scored two goals at the AFF Championship in December 2021. He has good skills and a threatening mid-range shot.”
He continued, “I was called to the national team in March of last year. I expected a lot, but it was regrettable that I couldn’t play a lot in my team. I was called up this time, but I was eliminated before the entry was announced.” did.
Coach Kim said, “He said that he would come after experiencing Korean soccer and growing physically and skillfully through strong training. He said he wanted to go to Korea, so he was worried, but he really went.” After laughing, he said, “I called at the Bangkok airport. He said he would work hard, so he said, “It could be very difficult to go to Korea in this state. The culture is the same, the training is strong, and the weather is different, so he advised me and asked if I could do it.” Raj said, “I still want to go.” I hope I can experience it, and I really hope that I will succeed by working hard.”
Meanwhile, in the K-League in the 2023 season, the atmosphere is gradually expanding the recruitment of foreign players using the Southeast Asian quota. Including Indonesian national team rightback Asnawi, who plays for Ansan Greeners, Seoul E-Land has brought in Vietnamese national striker Nguyen Van Toan. And Chungbuk Cheongju FC also recruited Raj. Coincidentally, players from countries where Korean coaches are in charge are looking for the K-League. This shows that the Korean Wave coaching craze blowing in Southeast Asia is having a big impact on the K-League.