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“I feel resentful that we lost to a team that plays soccer like that.” Seoul and Gwangju, two teams that created another story in the K League, will face off for the third time this season.
FC Seoul and Gwangju will face off in the 30th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 2 pm on the 17th. The two teams, who enjoyed a pleasant victory in the 29th round of the game just before the international break, are positioned side by side in 3rd and 4th place on the leaderboard.
Seoul and Gwangju are the teams playing the most exciting soccer in K League 1 this season. After the resignation of coach Ahn Ik-soo, Seoul succeeded in turning things around to some extent under the administration of acting coach Kim Jin-gyu, and has scored 51 goals in K-League 1 this season, ranking second in team scoring behind leader Ulsan Hyundai.
Gwangju coach Lee Jeong-hyo is also a director with real colors. After taking the helm of Gwangju ahead of last season, he showed leading soccer with strong forward pressure and quick offense and defense transitions as weapons, and eventually won an overwhelming win in K League 2 and was promoted to K League 1.
A new story was also created. The two teams faced each other in the second round on March 5, and Seoul won 2-0 away in Gwangju. At that time, Gwangju showed their colors by leading the first half, but coach Ahn Ik-soo quickly made changes in the second half and regained the lead, and with Uhm Uhm-seong’s departure, they were able to secure a complete victory by gaining a numerical advantage.
Seoul had a slightly poor content, but got the ‘results’, while Gwangju showed the process but did not get the results. At this time, director Lee Jeong-hyo’s remarks at the press conference became controversial. After the game, Coach Lee Jeong-hyo could not hide his regret, saying, “To be honest, I am more angry than disappointed. I am angry that we lost to a team that plays soccer like that.”
At the end of the press conference, coach Lee Jeong-hyo said, “I hope there are no misunderstandings. I don’t have a bad opinion of Seoul’s soccer or coach Ahn Ik-soo’s soccer.카지노사이트 I have to take responsibility for the results.” It was water. After the game, Seoul fans were angry, and Seoul players such as Im Sang-hyeop and Park Dong-jin also raised their voices, saying, “Professionals must speak through results.”
Seoul won the second match as well. At the time, coach Lee Jeong-hyo attempted to win by adjusting his tactics against Seoul, but lost 1-3, and acknowledged the complete defeat, saying that he gave up both content and results. Afterwards, Coach Lee Jeong-hyo prepared for this Seoul expedition with utmost care.
The atmosphere in Gwangju is good. Under the leadership of coach Lee Jeong-hyo, they are showing a strong team spirit and are currently on an undefeated streak of 9 consecutive games. In particular, Lee Sun-min, who was selected as a member of the national team for the first time in his life and even made his A match debut, is playing the role of Gwangju’s housekeeper by moving between midfield and defense, and is evaluated as a key player in coach Lee Jeong-hyo’s tactics.
But there are variables. Jeong Ho-yeon, the key midfielder, has been selected as a representative for the Asian Games, and Kim Han-gil is unable to participate due to accumulated warnings. Considering the fact that Timo and Aaron’s recovery from injuries is uncertain, it is true that the gap in the squad is a cause for concern.
On the other hand, Seoul succeeded in turning things around to some extent under Kim Jin-gyu’s administration. Acting manager Kim Jin-gyu boldly used Ilyuchenko, Ko Han, Choi Cheol-won, Ji Dong-won, and Han Seung-gyu, who had not had many opportunities to play, and produced positive results of 1 win and 1 draw in the last two games. In particular, there was a lot of concern about the front line striker after Hwang Ui-jo left, but it is positive that Ilyuchenko clearly came back to life by scoring in two consecutive games.
The two teams’ record against each other is superior to Seoul, with 15 wins, 4 draws, and 2 losses, and Seoul also won the previous two games this season. Considering that Gwangju has not won against Seoul since 2017 and that there is a high possibility of ranking changes depending on the points, it is clear that both teams are motivated. Who will be the winner in the third match between the two teams that created the story?