‘First Division 1 win’ coach Lee Min-seong “I’m glad I could wipe the tears of the fans…Thank you players”
Head coach Lee Min-seong (50), who leads Daejeon Hana Citizen, expressed his thoughts on winning the opening game against Gangwon.메이저놀이터
Daejeon won 2-0 in the opening game of ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ against Gangwon FC held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 26th.
Daejeon took the lead in the 10th minute with a new foreign striker Thiago’s opening goal, but with Leandro’s additional goal in the 22nd minute, they seized the victory early.
Daejeon defended the goal against Gangwon for the rest of the time, giving victory to many home fans who came to the stadium that day. According to Daejeon officials, the number of spectators that day was counted at 18,590.
Not only did they win the K-League 1 opening match after 8 years, but they also had a bad relationship with Gangwon called the ‘ball boy incident’ that occurred in the promotion playoff two years ago, making Daejeon fans’ joy even greater.
At that time, Daejeon lost the promotion playoff against Gangwon and failed to promote. In the second game, the one ball boys delayed the game, angering the Daejeon players and fans.
After the game, coach Lee attended a press conference and turned the ball to the players, saying, “The players must have been under a lot of pressure because it was the opening game, but thank you for doing so well.”
“I was fortunate to be able to wipe away the tears of pain that the fans shed two years ago,” he said, “I will not disappoint the fans in the remaining games.”
Despite a clean 2-0 victory, coach Lee pointed out improvements, saying, “In the second half, there were a lot of pass misses and we missed good chances.
Regarding Leandro and Thiago, who started the scorer that day, he said, “I don’t think the players who did well in K League 2 are bad in K League 1.” He also proved that he is a good player under his feet.”
Regarding the background of starting foreign defender Anton, who achieved a scoreless match in his debut match in Daejeon, he said, “I wanted to play because of his concentration and training attitude during training.” “he explained.
Daejeon, which reported victory in the K-League 1 opening game, is leaving for an away game against Incheon United on the 4th.