“The grass, I didn’t want to see it.”
FC Seoul head coach Ahn Ik-soo said.
FC Seoul will host Daegu FC in the 27th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 2023 at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 19th.
The need for a win is urgent. Seoul hasn’t won since July 12 at home against Suwon FC (7-2). Seoul will utilize a 4-1-4-1 formation. Kim Shin-jin will start up front. Willian, Han Seung-kyu, Palosevic, and Na Sang-ho provide support behind him. Osmar starts in the defensive midfield. In the back, Lee Tae-seok, Kim Joo-seong, Lee Han-beom, and Park Soo-il will play. Baek Jong-beom will be in goal.
Ahead of the match, Ahn said, “The purpose of training is to correct any problems. We conceded a lot of goals, but the players are doing a good job. They are young players. They are the youngest players in K League 1 and K League 2. They need more encouragement than pressure right now. They are an asset to Korean soccer, not just Seoul. I think they can grow well.”
Ji Dong-won joins the roster for the first time this season. Ji joined Seoul from Mainz (Germany) in the summer transfer window of 2021. However, he was unable to showcase his skills due to injuries. “I had a shin fracture and took a year and six months off,” Ahn said. Only the injured person knows that. “Luckily, Dong-i is sincere and has a good personality. He also has the characteristics of a veteran. I think that’s why he’s come this far without breaking down so easily. Of course, there are some regrets, but I hope he’s as fresh as an untamed horse released into the meadow.”
The key is the grass. On Nov. 11, the Seoul World Cup Stadium hosted K-POP Super Live, the main event of the 2023 World Scout Jamboree. On the 15th, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Seoul Metropolitan Government checked the condition of the turf at Seoul World Cup Stadium. They decided to work together until the stadium’s grass, which was damaged during the K-POP Super Live, is fully restored.
Ahn said, “I didn’t want to see the grass. It’s a bit sad. I don’t think people understand how sports affect society. How sports can lead society and…. There is no country in the developed world that has not developed sports. Looking at such precedents, it seems that sports play a big role in the development of a country and that the foundation is neglected. It’s a little disappointing.”
Daegu, coached by Choi Won-kwon, is also in a hurry. Daegu hasn’t recorded a win since a 2-1 victory over Jeju United on March 7.
Daegu plays a 3-4-3 formation. Lee Geun-ho, Sejingya, and Ko Jae-hyun form the back three. Hong Chul, Park Se-jin, Lee Jin-yong, and Hwang Jae-won form the back four. Cho Jin-woo, Hong Jung-woon, and Kim Jin-hyuk form the three backs. Oh Seung-hoon will wear the goalkeeper’s gloves.
Coach Choi said, “We tried to counterattack through Go Jae-hyun and Lee Geun-ho and play a three-man attack with Sejingya. Lee’s physical condition is quite good. On the other hand, Edgar’s physical condition is not good. There is also a physical burden. In the second half, we had a combination play with Beltula, Edgar and Sejingya. I tried to guess the sum. Our defense is pretty good. It’s a card that can be used at any time because of the crisis.”토스카지노
As for Beltola, who made his K League debut in the previous match against Incheon United, he said, “I’m thinking 30-35 minutes in the second half. Against Incheon, I played 10-15 minutes. I was freaking out about the weather in Korea. I couldn’t breathe. I trained very hard. I’ve seen foreign players come on loan and raise the atmosphere by reprimanding Korean players. I think I can trust them. The wind is 30 to 35 minutes. If the conditions are not favorable, we can go in earlier. I’ll give him at least 30 minutes. The technique is good. Above all, I get along very well with Sejingya and Edgar. Not all my Brazilian friends get along. Luckily, I get along well. Beltola is younger, she has two kids. They came on Monday. I think it will be more stable. I’m looking forward to it.”