Acting manager Kim Jin-gyu of professional soccer K League 1 FC Seoul expressed regret for not being able to win in front of a record-breaking crowd since 2013.
Seoul lost 0-1 in the match against Gwangju FC in the 30th round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023 held at Seoul World Cup Stadium at 2 p.m. on the 17th. The plan to take Gwangju to third place and qualify for the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League (ACL) next season was in vain.
Seoul has never lost to Gwangju at home so far and has recorded 7 wins and 2 draws since September 2017, but lost on this day and lost its momentum against Gwangju.
Acting coach Kim said in a press conference after the game, “I’m sorry that many fans came. Our players showed their hard work until the end, but I’m sorry that we couldn’t show them that they won, especially in the home game.”
He continued, “I’m also sorry to the players. They tried their best until the end, but I think I lacked the ability. I tried to make them score a little more goals at the end, but it didn’t work out.”
On this day, 20,165 people visited the Seoul World Cup Stadium. According to Seoul officials, it was the highest attendance record in Seoul since the introduction of the promotion system in 2013소닉카지노.
It is a disappointing result for Seoul. There were 18 shots and 9 effective shots. Gwangju earned 3 points with only 1 effective shot (3 shots). Seoul was not very calm before the gate. Gwangju coach Lee Jeong-hyo also said, “Seoul will be disappointed.”
In response, Acting Manager Kim said, “We removed the central defender from the serve and used him aggressively. We wanted to score a large number of goals, but it is unfortunate that that did not result in a goal.” He added, “Our players made an effort. The opponent’s defense and goalkeeper did a good job as well.” “It’s the same,” he answered.
There is an assessment that Seoul’s replacement timing has accelerated since the head coach changed from former coach Ahn Ik-soo to acting coach Kim.
Acting coach Kim said, “I want to lead the 90 minutes aggressively. Rather than making tactical calls, I want to change players and continue that tactic until the end. I think that’s why. So far, it seems to be working well.” He hinted that he would turn the situation around in the next game while maintaining this.