‘It’s Okay’ Daejeon Director Lee Min-seong “I have the strength to endure”

“I couldn’t protect it and lost… but I think I have the strength to endure.”

Lee Min-seong, coach of the professional football K League 1 Daejeon Hana Citizen, allowed a’theatrical goal’ in the second half of the extra time in the away game against Pohang Steelers in the 13th round of Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 on the 13th and lost 2-3, “I had a good experience” and nodded.

Daejeon scored the first goal against Pohang in the 7th minute of the second half, then scored an equalizer in 2 minutes, and conceded again in the 21st minute of the second half, but scored a re-chasing goal in 10 minutes and played a tenacious game.스포츠토토

However, Daejeon gave Pohang’s Go Young-jun the winning goal in extra time in the second half, and eventually lost. Daejeon, which has been undefeated in the last two games (1 win, 1 draw), has lost 3rd place to Pohang and dropped one notch to 4th place.

After the game, coach Lee Min-seong, who met with reporters, praised the players for their fighting spirit, leaving behind his regretful expression.

“It seems our players have the strength to endure,” said coach Lee.

Even though they lost, coach Lee put on a satisfied look at the players who had a good fight against Pohang, the K-League 1’s traditional ‘Ssam Chicken’.

Daejeon players holding a goal ceremony against Pohang
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Coach Lee emphasized, “In fact, the power to endure is to finish with a draw in a 2-2 situation like this time,” and emphasized, “If you have the power to reverse it, you will become a better team. Although we lost, it was a game where we could grow one step further.” did.

He continued, “I have to make sure that a game like this one does not happen next time. It is my job to adjust and practice such things,” he encouraged himself.

Coach Lee Min-seong, who played two more games after the first round robin (rounds 1-11), said, “From now on, it’s a matter of concentration,” and strengthened his strong will to ‘survive in the top ranks’.

Coach Lee said, “Now the opposing teams must have finished analyzing us. We have no choice but to go through ups and downs. As it is difficult to come up with a completely new tactic, we have to fine-tune the existing tactic.”

He said, “Our goal until the first round robin was 5 wins,” he said. “I honestly didn’t even think about the current ranking. Rather, a high ranking can be a burden. Our most realistic goal is ‘Challenge and Remain’.”

“We have to stay away from the relegation zone and keep chasing the top teams,” he added. “From now on, injury management is the most important thing. We have to keep motivating the players.”

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