Jong Tae-se scores 4th league goal

Jong Tae-se scores 4th league goal

North Korean international striker Jong Tae-se maintained his excellent form as he scored his fourth league goal of the season at the Espirit Arena as VfL Bochum claimed their first away victory in the 2. Bundesliga.

Jong started as the lone striker in a 4-2-3-1 formation and scored the only goal of the match as Bochum defeated home side Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-0. In the 22nd minute of the match, Jong collected Paul Freier’s cross from the right wing and calmly shot the ball past Fortuna Düsseldorf goalkeeper Michael Melka to put Bochum in the lead. He continued to play up front until he was subbed out in the 89th minute for Marcel Maltritz.

This recent result puts VfL Bochum 10th in the league table, seven points behind league leaders Hertha BSC. VfL Bochum will face SpVgg Greuther Fürth this Saturday.

View Jong Tae-se’s 4th league goal below:

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  1. It’s extremely hard to be well liked in North Korea, South Korea and Japan at the same time. I respect JTS a lot for being able to accomplish that.

    • Well, in japan i suppose he is only liked in Kawasaki, and not above that. The fans (globally speaking, japanese football fans) probably don’t give a shit about him. As for SK, remember that he plays for NK and not SK.

      I’m not saying peoples hate him in SK, but probably don’t pay too much attention to NK players (plus, he never played in K-league).

      My 2 cents.

      • I’m not saying JTS is a superstar in SK or Japan. However he still does get love from the three counties I previously mentioned even if it is a small amount. I can’t even think of one other person that has accomplished the same.

        • I think Ahn JW was the one who came the closest though. Was loved by japanese fans for his accomplishments in J-league, and was a national hero in Korea for 2002.

          • Agreed! Who doesn’t love AJH? (besides Italians lol)

            Anyway, its sad but it seems Football is the best tool for peace in Asia these days. Hopefully we can use that angle to bring the WC to Korea in 2022.

  2. Jitevra /

    who cares about this communist ******

    Edit Chong-soo : calm down dude, no insults ok ?
    When you posted this comment you agreed to the red text just before the “submit button”.

  3. Justin /

    Great site, guys.

    Actually, substitute “Ahn Jung Hwan” with “Hong Myung Bo”. After all, Hong was the first “gaijin” to be named captain of a J-League club…

  4. I don’t think it was that difficult (to be a captain), especially at that time. J-League was rising and it was kinda amateurism. But yes, he’s one of those guys who got fame in asia. But Ahn had a bigger popularity to me, especially after WC.

  5. Justin /


    I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree. :) There have been players who have been well-loved by their J-League club (ex: Patrick Mboma/Gamba Osaka, Predrag Stojkovic/Nagoya), but none were made captains of their club like Hong. At that time, my feeling about the K-league was that it was more a “battle of the strongest”, whereas the J-League emphasized the technical aspect (of course, J-League clubs paid more than their K-League counterparts).

    Don’t forget, Barca were interested in Hong (as well as Yoo Sang Chul) after WC98.

    (fwiw- at their best, Ahn couldn’t carry Hwang Sun Hong’s boots, imho)

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