YG’s new rookie group WINNER ‘former leader’ Song Minho, “First win after leader replacement, felt ashamed”

Rookie group WINNER, Song Minho, from WIN’s Team A revealed his honest thoughts about the leader replacement.

The WINNER members sealed for debut, Kang Seungyoon, Song Minho, Lee Seunghoon, Nam Taehyun, Kim Jinwoo recently visited our TV Report office located in Seoul Gangnam district, Nonhyeon-dong. The members did not know how to react but to give their warm thanks for their growing popularity and hot interest.

When WIN first began, Team A’s leader was Song Minho. However, after his injury the leader was replaced to Kang Seungyoon. Following that, Kang Seungyoon was confirmed as the leader.

About Kang Seungyoon replacing him as the leader, Song Minho revealed, “I was upset. (Laughs) I was happy for the team but I thought, ‘Did we lose all that time because I was unable to do well?’ However, those kinds of thoughts could be very damaging to myself so I tried my best to not think about that. I just tried to enjoy the situation.” He continued, “In any case, I’m very thankful that Seungyoon has done well.”

Kang Seungyoon who was beside him conveyed his honest thoughts, “I was a bit sorry. (For Song Minho)”

Lee Seunghoon added, “Honestly, we actually call Song Minho “ex-leader” amongst ourselves.” causing the members to laugh altogether.

Also, “Also it’s not only because Kang Seungyoon became the leader that we have done well. It’s also just because the timing was right. Minho has followed along well too after the leader replacement and he’s worked very hard.” showing off the affection between Song Minho and Kang Seungyoon.

WINNER is the first boy group from YG Entertainment after Big Bang. They have been decided from the survival program, “WHO IS NEXT: WIN” between Team A and Team B. Team A became the final winning team and will be making their upcoming debut.

Translated by JENI @onewomansubs
Source: http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LS2D&mid=sec&sid1=106&sid2=224&oid=213&aid=0000397539

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