K-League 1 (Part 1) Daegu FC looks high. Coach Won-kwon Choi (42) has been appointed as the official command tower, and he is preparing for another challenge through a significant change in the squad. Still, everything didn’t change. There are some familiar names. Tall (191 cm) striker Edgar (36, Brazil). From 2018 to last year, he played in 95 K-League 1 games wearing only Daegu uniforms in Korea and scored 35 goals and 15 assists.
However, his status is slightly different. He is classified as a ‘recruited player’, not an existing member. In March of last year, he left the line due to an Achilles tendon rupture sustained in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) playoffs and terminated his contract with Daegu. It was even more regrettable because he suffered an injury at the time he was improving his performance by scoring 1 goal in 5 league matches.
The surgery was rather easy. His long rehabilitation was excruciatingly painful. Still, I didn’t give up. After gritting his teeth and enduring, he returned to the pitch and joined hands with Daegu again. It’s a reunion like fate. Recently, when we met in Namhae, South Gyeongsang Province, the first winter training center in Daegu, Edgar’s expression was very bright.
He said, “When he left Daegu last year (even recovering from an injury), he saw it was difficult to come back. He thought that the K-League would be impossible as well. In a not short period of time, the team has grown and left a good footprint, so there was a bit of hope, but we had to see the reality. While he was rehabilitating, he also thought, ‘It’s going to be a little difficult’. However, Daegu’s proposal came. He had to accept it unconditionally.”
To be honest, Daegu isn’t the only team that has had contact with Edgar. Surprisingly, not a few K-League teams showed interest. There was also a club that consistently observed from the rehabilitation. Of course, there was only one option. He said, “Separation is also important. I didn’t want to end with Daegu and injury, full of happy memories and good memories. I couldn’t stand the last time here being stained with the word injury.”
On the flight from Brazil to Korea, the word that passed Edgar’s head was ‘love’. “I am a very happy player. I received a lot of love in minutes. The fact that the team proposed again to me (injured) means that there was a lot of anticipation. We have to repay this.” 먹튀검증
Edgar continued to watch Daegu’s extreme ups and downs last season, even from afar. I know very well that the team I love went through a crisis of relegation from the K-League 2 (2nd division) and that my teammates suffered. “Even if Daegu was in the K-League 2, I would have come. I really love this team. Of course, there were many more things to do… .”
Of course, his shoulders are heavy this year as well. The goal is also clear, such as entering the top group of the final round and winning the FA Cup. Fortunately, I am in good shape. He is gradually increasing his intensity and is diligently transitioning into ‘combat mode’. Edgar said, “The mission is to harmonize with his colleagues and fulfill the responsibility of attacking points to maximize the chance of victory.” My team and I all grew up here. can only be remembered forever In my mind, I still think I can do it for three more years.”