In a way, it may be a simple goal, but for Jonathan, it was not just a goal, it was a goal. Jo Nathan dedicated this goal to his deceased father last year. After hearing the news of his father’s death, the news of scoring suddenly stopped, and the difficult memories were also blown away with this goal.
Anyang, to which Jonatan belongs, won 1-0 against Jeonnam in the first round of the Hana One Q K League 2 2023, which took place at the Gwangyang Soccer Stadium at 1:30 pm on the 1st. Thanks to Jonathan’s winning goal just before the end of the game, Anyang succeeded in earning 3 points after a tough game in enemy territory.
Before the game, an official from Anyang showed a picture of a middle-aged gentleman and introduced him as Jonathan’s father. He said, “Jo Nathan asked me to take this photo,” and said that Jo Nathan still remembers his father dearly, who passed away last year. Another Anyang official explained, “Jonathan decorates his father’s picture in the locker room or even brings it to the bench.” When he asked if the photos would be damaged if brought to the bench, he said, “That’s why I keep them in the file.”
To Jonathan, the news of his father’s passing was a shock in itself. After his father passed away, his scoring began to slow down, and as a result, he was unable to exert his strength at the end of the season, when promotion was at stake. was
So, the goal against Jeonnam on this day is a goal that has a great meaning for Jonathan and Anyang. An official from Anyang explained, “It was the first goal after my father passed away.” Also, after scoring, Jonathan raised his left arm and pointed to a tattoo he had recently made of his father’s face. After scoring the goal, Joe Nathan performed a ceremony to dedicate the goal to his father. 스포츠토토
After the game, Jonathan was asked about this. “My father passed away last year and I had a hard time. He was everything in my life, and he felt like I had lost everything,” said Joe Nathan.
“I thought my father was watching me from the sky. So I played hard until the end in today’s game. Last year, my father passed away and Anyang Province was eliminated just before promotion, so I had a really hard time in the break, but I had to correct my mentality again and score a goal to be promoted. I thought again that I could do it.”
Immediately after the game, Jonathan took a commemorative photo with a picture of his father. And he took that precious picture and moved to the second round. The photo of Jonathan’s father is now heading to the Anyang Sports Complex where the Seoul E-Land match will be held on March 5th.