‘Captain’ Hongcheol’s special homecoming day… “This is the power of Daegu”

‘Captain’ Hongcheol’s special homecoming day… “This is the power of Daegu”

Former national team defender Hong Cheol (33, Daegu FC) had a memorable birthday.카지노사이트

Hongcheol started and played full-time in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 30th round away game against Suwon Samsung held at Suwon World Cup Stadium on the 17th, contributing to the team’s 1-0 win. 

Daegu lost possession that day, and in the second half, midfielder Beltola received a red card and maintained a solid defense despite being outnumbered. Rather, they showed an aggressive side as the game ended, and achieved a new victory thanks to Barcellus’ winning goal in extra time. Hongcheol, wearing the captain’s armband on this day, immediately shared his joy with Barcellus in front of the away fans.

Hongcheol, who met with reporters in the mixed zone after the game, said, “I really wanted to win because we haven’t had three wins in a row.” 

With the win that day, Daegu continued its first 3 consecutive wins this season and rose to 4th place (11 wins, 11 draws, 8 losses, 44 points). During the three consecutive wins, the score was all 1-0. Even though they were not able to completely defeat their opponents, they were able to secure one goal and win. Hongcheol said, “I didn’t like this kind of soccer, but it’s not a coincidence that we keep winning like this.” He added, “As we keep winning, my confidence goes up. He was determined to hold on despite being outnumbered. “This is the power of Daegu,” he said emphatically.

Meanwhile, this day was also Hongcheol’s 33rd birthday. Before the game, Daegu coach Choi Won-kwon said, “Our (Hong) Cheol is still immature, but since he was playing against his former team and it was his birthday, I gave him the captaincy. “I don’t know if I’ll do well,” he joked. He also added that the real birthday celebration will be held after the game. 

When I told this story to Hongcheol, he said, “I didn’t hear a single word (related to the birthday celebration). He joked, “Even after the first half, he was very angry and said he didn’t like (the play).” When the reporters added the news that ‘the director is trying to send a gift through messenger,’ Hongcheol said, “I’ll have to wait and see.” “I think you had a hard time adjusting to the jet lag because you came back from Spain the evening before,” he said with a laugh. Coach Won-kwon Choi spent time in Spain during the A-match period last September to receive training for P-level leader certification.

Meanwhile, Hong-cheol said about wearing the captain’s armband that day, “I always only served as vice-captain or vice-captain, but I think the coach was considerate. “It was a burden,” he said honestly. Daegu’s captain is Se Jingya, but he was forced out of the line-up after suffering a fractured rib in the last game against Gangwon FC.
Coach Choi Won-kwon gave the captain’s armband to veteran Hong Cheol, but also mentioned, “When Se Jingya is not around, all the players are trying to become the leader.” In response, Hongcheol also said, “Players should not expect Sejingya to do it forever. Of course, Sejingha has a big influence, but we have to show the play we can play. I think it was reflected well on this day. “I also enjoy playing soccer with the players, and I am more focused,” he reflected.

Daegu, which has won three games in a row and settled in fourth place in the league, is still engaged in a fierce battle for mid-level spot. If you miss just one game, you can fall to Final B in an instant. As it happens, Daegu’s next opponent is the second-place Pohang Steelers (15 wins, 11 draws, 4 losses, 56 points). Hongcheol said, “Pohang is a difficult team that is playing the best soccer,” but added, “The next game is at our home, and the flow is not bad. “I want to stay in Final A by not only winning 4 games in a row, but also winning 5 games in a row,” he said emphatically.

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