K-League 1 FC Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo, who led the team to victory in the season opener, announced that he would show soccer that speeds up the offense and defense conversion.
Seoul defeated Incheon United 2-1 with consecutive goals from Im Sang-hyeop and Kim Joo-sung in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 1st round home match held at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 25th.
In the 42nd minute of the second half, Incheon chased after Oh Ban-seok’s comeback goal, but failed to score an additional goal.
Coach Ahn Ik-soo said at the press conference after the game, “The fans have waited a lot for a long time. They must have had high expectations,” and “Their support gives me strength. It gave me an opportunity to work harder while preparing (for the season).” .
On this day, Seoul showed a completely different football from last season.
In the meantime, coach Ahn’s soccer has been evaluated as the key to securing share through elaborate build-up work from the rear.
However, in this game, Seoul’s share was only 37%.
Seoul brought out sharp counterattacks and sophisticated finishes as new weapons.
Im Sang-hyup and Na Sang-ho, ‘transfer students’, increased the speed of offense and defense conversion, and striker Hwang Eui-jo undoubtedly connected with a shot when he got a chance.
Seoul kicked 13 shots, 8 of which were on goal.
Regarding the change in tactics, coach Ahn looked back, saying, “You can think of it as operating tactics flexibly according to the situation. Last year, the attack speed was slow.”
He continued, “I tried to solve this part this winter. It was insufficient, but the change I was aiming for appeared, and it was quite encouraging.”
In particular, Hwang Eui-jo, who chilled Incheon’s conversation with two menacing shots on the day, said, “He is a player who wants to grow with Seoul. I am not satisfied with (performance) today, but I saw the part of me trying.”
He also showed confidence in the midfield combination leading to Ki Sung-yueng and Palosevic.
The two players faced Incheon’s Shin Jin-ho and Lee Myung-joo combination, who were evaluated as the best midfielders in the K-League 1. 스포츠토토
Coach Ahn praised, “(Our midfielders) are quite passionate and exemplary. They also have tactical creativity.”
He continued, “They are players who play a role in many parts. They can gain an advantage over any opponent on both sides of the offense and defense.”
Incheon started the season with a defeat in the ‘Gyeongin Derby’, which had an advantage last season with 1 win and 2 draws.
Incheon coach Cho Seong-hwan said, “I feel sorry for the fans. We will definitely give you a victory in the home opener.”
Coach Cho said, “The response to the opponent’s forward pressure was inadequate,” and “I made a lot of mistakes. It’s very regrettable that the goal was lost.”
Regarding the performance of the Shin Jin-ho-Lee Myeong-joo combination, he commented, “I would not have been satisfied with them either.”