Gwangju coach Lee Jeong-hyo, who won Sangam for the first time since its founding, said, “FC Seoul will be very unfair.”

Gwangju FC won away to Seoul for the first time since its founding.

Gwangju, led by coach Lee Jeong-hyo, defeated FC Seoul 1-0 in the 30th round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023 held at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 17th. Heo Yul’s first and winning goal, which came 4 minutes after the start of the game, was held until the end.

With this win, Gwangju went undefeated for 10 consecutive games and maintained 3rd place with 13 wins, 9 draws, and 8 losses (48 points). Because they won the match against 4th place Seoul (43 points), the gap between the two teams has now widened to 5 points.

In addition, Gwangju defeated Seoul for the first time at Seoul World Cup Stadium since its founding. Previously, they had not won a game away to Seoul with 1 draw and 9 losses.

Coach Lee Jeong-hyo, who achieved a pleasant victory, smiled after the game, saying, “The players persevered well in a difficult situation until the end. There are players who are playing in situations that are not their position due to many injuries, so I would like to praise them for doing their best.”

Gwangju usually plays offensively focused soccer. Coach Lee Jeong-hyo demands as many goals as possible even in a winning situation. On this day, we chose to focus on defense and solve the problem with counterattacks. This is why they won despite being significantly behind in the number of shots on target (3 to 18) and effective shots (1 to 9) in 90 minutes.

Coach Lee Jeong-hyo laughed and said, “In terms of performance, I think Seoul will be very unfair. The opponent was a little better, but we said the result.” Regarding stopping Seoul’s attack without conceding a goal, he said, “Goalkeeper Kim Kyung-min played well. The attackers also defended well and organizedly. However, we gave Seoul a lot of opportunities, so we will reorganize.”

Coach Lee Jeong-hyo often clashed with Seoul this season. He caused controversy after making a ‘that kind of soccer’ remark in the first match in March, and in May, he made a fuss over his manners. Meanwhile, we lost all two games to Seoul, and our pride was greatly diminished. Coach Lee Jeong-hyo, whose third match was bound to be special, said, “Compared to other days, I didn’t sleep well. I usually sleep well the day before a game because I’ve finished preparing, but this time, I didn’t think I could sleep if I lost, so I stayed up all night preparing.” The process was made public.

There is another record that Gwangju set that day. This season, the promoted team created a sensation and set new K-League 1 records for most wins (13 wins) and most points (48 points) in a season. This is enough to talk about the next goal, but Coach Lee Jeong-hyo said, “There is still a long way to go. We are far from enough,” and “I am already worried about the next game. Lee Hee-gyun is injured, so thinking about the next game makes my head hurt.”바카라

Meanwhile, defender Lee Eutteum played in a league game for the first time this season. When asked whether he would be given opportunities in the future, he emphasized the standard that “it depends on the player” and expressed his firm stance, saying, “If the condition is good from training, then you will go to the game. I will let you practice and then decide.”

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