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Watch: Jung Woo Gives Athletics Hope As A Warm And Empathetic Mentor In “Mental Coach Jegal” Teaser

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tvN has released a new highlight reel for “Mental Coach Jegal”!

“Mental Coach Jegal” is a sports drama about a former national athlete who quits sports after causing a scandal and becomes a mental coach to help both former professional athletes who have retired and current athletes who have fallen into a slump.

Jung Woo stars as former national Taekwondo athlete Je Gal Gil who later becomes a mental coach at the athlete’s village. After he causes an unprecedented accident in the village during his athlete days, Je Gal Gil is permanently expelled and coined the unlucky Taekwondo prodigy.

Lee Yoo Mi stars as Cha Ga Eul, a short track speed skating gold medalist who’s fallen into a slump. After they meet, Je Gal Gil and Cha Ga Eul help each other face their inner wounds and reach turning points in their lives in the process.

The highlight teaser gives a brief glimpse of what kind of mental coach Je Gal Gil is. In front of a group of athletes, he asks, “Do you want to be strong? Don’t try too hard.” Cha Ga Eul eyes him with doubt and wonders, “Shouldn’t mental coaches train you about success, will, and a strong mind?”

The clip also shows the athletes brutally suffering from their coaches who use physical violence on them. Je Gal Gil sounds angry as he asks, “Why didn’t you tell me you were getting beaten up during training?” He manages to make Cha Ga Eul break into a smile as his voiceover says, “Please don’t be scared. I’m right in front of you. The person on your side.” Je Gal Gil offers a new perspective of life with his advice, “It’s not about how strong of a punch you throw, but it’s more important whether you can get up even after you receive a strong punch.”

Park Seung Ha (Park Se Young) claims she can’t have someone like Je Gal Gil on her team, saying, “He’s too… crazy!” Je Gal Gil looks pleased as he says, “You’ve finally figured out my true colors.”

Watch the full highlight clip below!

“Mental Coach Jegal” will premiere on September 12 at 10:30 p.m. KST and will be available on Viki.

While waiting, check out Park Se Young in “Whisper” below:

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