In soccer, a player who can play a variety of positions is called a ‘multiplayer’. CEO Lee Joo-hyun, the main character of this interview, is also a ‘multi player’ who is active in the field of soccer. During his school days, he experienced a championship at Dongbuk High School, and his soccer life as an elite player began. Afterwards, he went to Howon University, but chose to enlist in the military at an early age. After his discharge, he continues his career as a player in the K3 League and advances to the Thai League. He showed a good performance, but his career as a ‘soccer player’ came to an end when he decided to retire due to an injury.
But he never gave up on football. He found what he could do well. In 2017, he founded the independent club ‘Lower Night’ and worked hard on educating young footballers so that they would not have the same experience as he did. Not only that, but as an agent, he helps players to play soccer in a better team and in a better environment. Based on his own playing days, it was something he started to help players in a similar situation. Even if you don’t succeed as a player, It serves as a guide for people to pave the way to other fields.
Commentator Lee Joo-hyun
In 2017, when ‘Second Life’ began, he also started his career as a commentator. As a multi-player, she also entered broadcasting. He is not a professional broadcaster, but he is trying to make fun and fresh broadcasts based on his experiences as a player. Starting with the K-League at SPOTV in 2017, he is currently broadcasting French Ligue 1 as a commentator for SBS SPORTS. Let’s listen to the story of Lee Joo-hyun, a former athlete commentator.
Q. In 2017, you started your career as a commentator. How did you get started?
During the 15 years I played soccer, I didn’t know what I was good at or what I liked. While thinking about what I was good at, I found out that SPOTV is recruiting commentators for the K-League. I took the test on the recommendation of an acquaintance, and luckily I passed.
Q. You are a commentator from an active player. Did you have any difficulties while relaying?
It was quite difficult. I had a lot of difficulties in ‘word selection’ because I was not a professionally prepared person. For example, there was a time when soccer players used slang in a relay. For example, players use the expression ‘signi ate’ when they bump their thighs, but in the broadcast, they said ‘that player ate signi’. I wanted to have fun based on my days as a player, but it was inappropriate for broadcasting, so I made frequent mistakes in choosing words. It was to the point that when I listened to my broadcast again after it was over, I couldn’t hear it. In order to overcome it, I tried to speak in a way that would make the listener feel comfortable while conversing with people. I also read books to develop advanced vocabulary.
Q. You debuted as a commentator through the K-League live broadcast. How did he feel about returning to the domestic league and getting to broadcast?
Since he had never experienced K-League 1 or 2, he was cautious in evaluating and commenting on players. When I pointed out, I was worried because I thought, ‘Can I say this?’, ‘Wouldn’t it make me feel bad?’ However, since the commentator’s role is to point out that point, I’ll explain it well according to my subjective point of view.
Q. Among the K-League on-site commentary matches, which one is the most memorable?
At the time, I was broadcasting the K-League 1 match between Daegu and Jeonnam, and I met and greeted Jung Woo-jae, who was a comrade during my time as a player. It was a new feeling to be able to relay a game in which my motives are running.
Q. Currently, you are working as a commentator at SBS. It is a broadcast of Ligue 1 in France, one of the five major European leagues, not the K-League. What is the charm of Ligue 1?
There are many young prospects and potential players, so there is a charm that you can see the growth trend. There are also many players who can use Ligue 1 as a springboard to advance to bigger leagues like the Premier League.
Q. You must have seen many players play while commentating. Are there any players you feel are doing well in Ligue 1 these days?
I want to pluck terem furs in OGC Nice. As a striker, he also scored first in his team in FC Lorient, the team he belonged to immediately before. He is very tall (188 cm) and has great speed. His ability to guard the ball coming at him based on his physicality is also good. If he’s a furry he seems to have a chance to go to a better team. I hope the fur player sees this interview. (Laughter)
Q. When broadcasting Ligue 1, is there anything you focus on?
He studies a lot before the game and tries to incorporate his experience as a player. This is also what SBS wanted. I wanted to relay the experience of being a player. For example, we want to convey various contents through stories such as what players and coaches talk about when they go to drink water, and how painful it is when they are stepped on by soccer boots.
Q. In addition to watching games for broadcast, do you often watch soccer games? If you watch it, do you have any occupational diseases?
watch it often Listening carefully to the tone and word choice of the cast while watching is an occupational disease of its own. Since I have to choose high-level vocabulary and good words for the relay, I wonder if there is something I haven’t thought of yet. Also, I try to listen from a different point of view, thinking, ‘You can explain this situation differently from me’ or ‘You can have a different perspective’.
Q. What advice would you give to aspirants who dream of becoming commentators?
You have to have various experiences in the sport you want. Commentary is a job that requires you to speak particularly well. You have to watch the game a lot, study a lot of words, and think about what you need to pay attention to for the listeners. Both tone and pronunciation are important. You also need to take care of your appearance. (Laughter)
Joohyun Lee, CEO and General Manager of Subnight
In 2017, when he started as a commentator, he created the ‘Haweenite’ organization. The lower night is an organization that provides opportunity to challenge people who dream of soccer by conducting player management and soccer academies. As an agent, he helps players to play the football they want to play in a better environment, participates in training directly, and serves as a coach to teach players.
Haunite provides opportunities for young dreamers and non-elected players. But it’s not always hopeful. Set realistic goals and help them achieve them. It also provides detailed consulting on the future so that it can advance into other football fields. We heard CEO Lee Joo-hyun’s ‘soccer philosophy’ about how he is running Subnight with what kind of mind and what kind of goals he has.
Q. In 2017, you created an organization called Haunite. How did you come up with the creation of the sub-knight?
I wanted to make money first. I thought about what I was good at because I wanted to make money with what I was good at. I vaguely thought that I would be happy if I could make money while helping players who were in the same environment as me. Haunite means ‘hidden jewel’. I wanted to discover hidden gems and have them recognized for their value.
Q. Howunite is doing activities to help non-players advance to Team A or teams by age group. How did you do it?
After quitting sports, he steadily went out to play soccer at an early age. He met some impressive people in his early football career. He naturally thought he was a player, but he wasn’t. He asked me why he didn’t play and the reason was similar to mine. It was the same reason my parents were against it, it was too late to start, and I had no money. Although he had great skills, he was told that he had no place to do it, so he wanted to give him a chance to become a player.
Q. In addition to the K3 and K4 pro leagues, you signed a business agreement with Ansan Greeners, the second division. How are you using it?
The independent team of Team A is working out to go to a higher league. It is compulsory for these players to hold practice matches with the contracting club at least once a month. Players are exposed through practice matches. When there are good players, there are opportunities to take them. It is to use the fact that it is FA. The agreement is signed in such a way that players are given test opportunities in the summer and winter when the transfer market is open.
Q. Howunite does not only teach athletes to exercise, but also educates them to engage in various fields. Is there any particular reason?
When they retire, many players wander. It’s because of the irresponsible education that ‘I only have to do well’ when I was a player. I did too. If I had figured out my inclinations and strengths while playing, it would have been easier to decide on my career path, but there was no place to tell me that. The same goes for students. I run for my dream of being a soccer player, but when my dream doesn’t come true, I feel a tremendous sense of loss. Therefore, I think it is my role to let people run towards their dream of being a soccer player, but to let them know that there are many things that can be done in the soccer industry as well.메이저사이트
Q. Is there any advice you would like to give to aspiring soccer players by age?
The most important thing is to feel that soccer is enjoyable when you are young. Of course, as a player, you must have the minimum basic skills. But you shouldn’t play football that you don’t enjoy in a situation where you are oppressed. When I was in high school, I was on the verge of adulthood, so I hope you don’t feel impatient because you think it’s the point where your future is decided. Even if growth is slow, I want to find a part where I can grow in other areas. Even if the results as a player are disappointing, I hope I don’t regret it because I can live my second life. In addition, you should focus on your studies and prepare safety devices. This is because you can quit soccer for unwanted reasons such as injury and family circumstances. In such moments, you have to be prepared to make bold choices.
Q. What is your ultimate goal as the director and representative of Howenite?
The elites of all sports including soccer in our country will have the same experience as me. The ultimate goal is to not have to go through what I went through, at least to my friends in this educational institution where I am doing it. Some people point fingers at me, saying, “I’m preparing because I’m not confident in soccer.” As a result, I get a lot of calls from seniors and juniors now. I feel like I’ve grown a lot in this area. It’s a small group, but we want to create our own culture and let people know that unsuccessful players can grow like me.
“I emphasize that football should always be fun. All things should be based on fun,” is CEO Lee Joo-hyun’s values. He is living a ‘second life’ as a multiplayer, leaving behind his unhappy career as a player, and is enjoying his days. Subinite is expanding its scope of activities by signing more extensive business agreements with other clubs. Also, what he started to do to reach out a helping hand to those who are playing in a similar situation to himself is already making many people happy. Thanks to Lee Ju-hyun’s football philosophy, many young footballers will have the opportunity to spread their wings on a bigger stage in the near future.