There were no goals in the K League. To put it more accurately, he was a ‘failed foreigner.’ However, he seems to be an undeniable ace in Johor Darul Takjim. This is said about Berson. Last year, he shook Ulsan Hyundai’s net and penetrated Ulsan’s goal again. Suwon Samsung and Busan I-Park fans who looked at this player and remembered him must have had quite a strange feeling.
Johor Darul Takzim, to which Berson belongs, lost 1-3 to Ulsan in the 2023-2024 AFC Champions League I Group 3rd round away game held at Munsu Football Stadium in Ulsan at 7 pm on the 24th. Johor Darul Takzim scored in the 9th minute of the second half, but lost to Ulsan thanks to the outstanding performance of Jeong Seung-hyun in the 4th minute of the first half and Rubikson, who scored two goals in the 13th and 17th minutes of the first half.
In this day’s game, Bersson was the ‘scene stealer’ regardless of win or loss. In the 9th minute of the second half, with the help of Fernando Forestieri, he scored a goal that immobilized Jo Hyun-woo with a powerful right-footed shot from the right side of the box, but he showed a poor performance in the first half that upset the Ulsan players and fans. In particular, in the 24th minute of the first half, he intentionally kicked the ball that had already crossed the touchline and hit the face of an Ulsan player who was warming up nearby, causing a collision between players from both teams. Because of this, Kim Tae-hwan could not hold back his anger and received a warning, which ultimately became the starting point for his accumulated warnings and dismissal.
Although he may be dismissed as a foreign striker playing in the Malaysian league, which is far from the top level in Asia, it is no exaggeration to say that Berson was, in fact, the person who knew the K-League best among the Johor Darul Takzim players.
Suwon and Busan fans who have watched the K-League for a long time will know the name well. In the past, when coach Yoon Seong-hyo was in charge of Suwon and Busan, Berson was a player he recruited with great recognition of his potential. Coach Yoon even brought Berson, who had failed once in Suwon, to Busan. Expectations were quite high as he was a top prospect who came from the prestigious Brazilian club Gremio and even had experience with the U-20 national team. However, when I opened the lid, I realized that it was a ‘recruitment project’ that had completely failed. Based on the K League, he played a total of eight games in Suwon and seven games in Busan, but did not score a single goal.
But Berson is living a completely new life in Darul Takzim, Johor. After he came to the team for the 2022 season, he became a ‘Bomber’. In the 2022 season, he scored 46 points in 36 official games. In the Malaysian league, he not only won the championship, but also swept the top scorer (22 goals) and best foreign player awards. He is showing off his top scoring ability in the Malaysian league again this year. It is no exaggeration to say that it is currently the signboard of Darul Takzim in Johor.
The fact that he scored his first goal against a K-League team while wearing the Johor Darul Takzim uniform gives a strange feeling. He scored the winning goal against Ulsan in the 2022 AFC Champions League, leading to a 2-1 victory, and also scored in the away return match after a year. He may have thought that his skills were not properly recognized in the past K-League, but he was unusually motivated against Ulsan, and depending on the situation, he showed excessiveness.스포츠토토
Anyway, regardless of the team’s win or loss, Bersson left after leaving a proper impression on K-League fans. However, he also left a bad impression. He is not talking about provoking the Ulsan backup players for nothing. According to an official, he reportedly got into a scuffle with some Ulsan fans while heading to the tunnel right after the game. Ulsan said that it plans to understand the situation and report the matter to the AFC match supervisor if it is true.