Coach Lee Min-seong, who defeated even the ‘lead’ Ulsan, “We will continue to play offensive soccer!”

Coach Lee Min-seong hinted that he would continue to play aggressive soccer. 

Daejeon Hana Citizen won 2-1 victory over Ulsan Hyundai in the 7th round of ‘Hana One Q K League 1 2023’ held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium at 4:30 pm on the 16th. With this, Daejeon has risen to 3rd place in the league (14 points) with 4 wins, 2 draws and 1 loss in 7 matches.

It was a valuable victory. On this day, Daejeon needed a victory to reverse Suwon FC’s defeat in the last round. In addition, the opposing team, Ulsan, was aiming for a 7-game winning streak, the most since the opening. Daejeon players burned their determination to stop this at home.

The opening goal was scored in the early hours. In the 9th minute of the first half, Lee Hyun-sik took the ball away through forward pressure, and Lee Jin-hyun finished it off with a fantastic shot. Daejeon conceded a goal, but at the end of the first half Lee Hyun-sik showed concentration and scored an additional goal to take the lead again.안전놀이터

A tight defense continued in the second half. And in the end, the final winner was Daejeon. With this, Daejeon stopped Ulsan from winning 7 in a row and inflicted their first defeat.

At the post-game press conference, head coach Lee Min-seong gave the ball to the players, saying, “The players had a strong will to try in difficult circumstances. I am grateful to many players, including Thiago and Ju Se-jong, who persevered even though there were injured players. It is entirely up to the players.” turned

Coach Hong Myung-bo evaluated this game as a ‘fun game’ after the game was over. This is because both teams fought fiercely aggressively. Coach Lee Min-seong said, “I tried several times in the K-League 2. I think good scenes came out when we played aggressively. That’s why I want to keep talking with the players like this and maintain the current style.” expressed a will to do it. 

Then he joked, “In fact, our team is not good at defense,” and replied, “As long as I am the manager, I will continue to be aggressive 

. ” At the center of it was goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun’s saving show. Director Lee Min-seong trembled, saying, “In fact, I think we should continue to play this level.” Then, he told the secret story, “When I told goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun about the problem of conceding a lot against Suwon FC, he said he would not concede in the match against Ulsan. So I waited.” 

Then he left an evaluation of the players. Regarding Ju Se-jong, who returned to the league in about a month after suffering an orbital fracture first, he said, “I am very happy to have returned. All players trust and rely on Ju Se-jong. This is very big. After the interview, he wanted to start. I was grateful. With Joo Se-jong coming, the overall balance of the team improved.” 

I did not forget to mention Lee Hyun-sik. Lee Hyeon-shik’s main position is an attacking midfielder, but he is being used as a side wingback due to an injury variable in the defense. Coach Lee Min-seong said, “I feel very sorry for Lee Hyun-sik. He is a player who suits the position of attacking midfielder. He would have raised more attack points. I think if a player plays in his place, he will show a better figure.” 

The most positive thing was the players under the age of 22 in Daejeon (U-22 Resources). Bae Jun-ho, who started as a starter, and Jeon Byung-gwan, who came in as a substitute, did their part. Coach Lee Min-seong said, “If there had been injured players such as Kim In-kyun and Shin Sang-eun, the situation could have been different. Today, among the available strikers in the second half, Jeon Byeong-gwan, who is the fastest and has the best penetration, was appointed in the second half. Anyway, we It is not the concept of U-22 resources, but I think that everyone, even the young players, has risen to a position where they compete on an equal footing.”

Lastly, coach Lee Min-seong said, “I knew that Daejeon was a team with this much potential. I am grateful that many fans came to see me after coming up to the K-League 1 and supporting my performance. Teams like Ulsan, Jeonbuk, and Seoul Compared to Daejeon, I think Daejeon is also an area where it is possible to secure enough fans.” 

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