The team with the best defense in the Bundesliga will face the club that has scored the most goals this season on Saturday (6/11), when unbeaten Freiburg travel to Bayern Munich.
South Korea’s Freiburg forward (South Korea) Jeong Woo-yeong admitted he was eager to face his former club.
The 22-year-old forward joined Bayern’s academy in 2018, but a year later moved to Freiburg, where he has appeared in nine of their 10 games this season.
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“All the players are looking forward to playing against Bayern. It will be difficult but we are in good shape and determined to win,” Jeong told FCBayern.de.
Freiburg, third in the Bundesliga standings, conceded just seven goals and are the only undefeated side in the German top flight this season.
At the Allianz Arena, Freiburg will face Bayern, who have scored 38 goals in 10 Bundesliga games, and are at the top of the table.
Freiburg have never beaten Bayern in Munich, but Jeong is determined to seize the opportunity when he travels to Die Rotten.
After arriving in Bavaria from South Korea, Jeong only made 13 appearances for Bayern, also as a substitute in Champions League and Bundesliga games. In addition, he played with the reserve team and the Bayern U-19 team.
“At first, I had a hard time adjusting. The exercise and the food were very different here, ”Jeong recalls.
“The culture is also different. At the beginning, when my teammates were joking, I didn’t understand at all. Now I understand everything,” he continued.
Having barely played since moving to Freiburg in 2019, Jeong was loaned to Bayern in 2020 where he won the Third Division title with the Bavarian club’s reserve side.
“At the start, I rarely played for Freiburg. I expected a lot of play but I know it will be difficult because the Bayern reserve team are full of young talent,” said Jeong.
“However, there I gained confidence and I was proud to be able to help them win Division III. It’s a memory of my time at Bayern. “
This season, Jeong has managed to break into the Freiburg main team. He has scored three goals this season, including two in Freiburg’s 3-1 win over Stuttgart and the equalizer in a 1-1 draw against RB Leipzig.
Jeong has developed successfully under the tutelage of Freiburg coach Christian Streich.
“He always talks to me and that makes me more confident. Christian Streich is an amazing mix, sometimes he’s very strict, sometimes he’s like a good dad,” Jeong said. (AFP / OL-1)