Seongnam FC coach Ki-hyung Lee seemed to be looking forward to a match with his son.
Seongnam succeeded in advancing to the round of 16 by winning 4-3 in a penalty shoot-out after a 1-1 draw with Gimcheon held at the Gimcheon Sports Complex at 7:00 pm on the 12th in the 3rd round of the 2023 Hana One Q FA Cup.
Seongnam, currently in 7th place with 2 wins, 2 draws, 2 losses and 8 points in the K-League 2, faced Gimcheon in the FA Cup. On the 8th, the starting lineup for the Jeonnam Dragons expedition (2-2) and drastic changes were made. Except for central defender Kim Ji-soo, 10 players were replaced. Including Lee Jong-ho, who scored the equalizer against Jeonnam, he played without all the starting players, including veteran goalkeepers Kim Young-kwang, Shim Dong-woon, Chris, Park Sang-hyuk, and Patrick.
From the beginning of the game, Seongnam threatened the opponent with active side play and fierce shooting. Overall, Kimcheon took the lead, and Seongnam counterattacked as they had prepared. I kept knocking and it opened. In the 18th minute of the second half, Ahn Jin-beom’s corner kick was taken by Jeong Han-min with a surprise header. After that, Kimcheon’s offensive was well blocked. However, in the last minute of the second half, he conceded a goal and missed a game that could have been completed within 90 minutes. He overcame the opponent’s offensive well throughout extra time, and in the penalty shootout, Choi Pil-soo made a save and four out of five kickers shook the net to win dramatically.
After the game, coach Lee Ki-hyung said, “I expected it to be a difficult game, giving opportunities to players who usually had little time to play. Even so, he showed the players’ desire to win. I sincerely want to congratulate you,” he said. “Thank you to the fans who came to the distant expedition. Today’s game has broadened the range of resources available in the league. It served as an opportunity for the team to develop.”
As coach Lee Ki-hyung said, this 120 minutes gave us a glimpse into the future of Seongnam. He said, “I ordered forward pressure from the players before the game. Despite the difficult situation, we were able to lead by continuously applying pressure. Kim Cheon has a lot of attacks from both sides. I said to attack because there will be space,” he said. “I always talk through the media, but the players who came to the stadium are in good condition. Even if they can’t come, look at the future situation and give them equal opportunities. All players are well prepared. I am positive that my faith seems to have worked. There are many players who will give me a chance in the league.”
It’s like a joke of fate. Seongnam will face K League 1 powerhouse Pohang in the FA Cup round of 16 on the 24th. Coach Lee Ki-hyung and player Lee Ho-jae meet as enemies. Both of them are rich.
Regarding this, coach Lee Gi-hyung said,메이저사이트 “The FA Cup is important, but the league is more important. You have to look at the situation and operate the rotation appropriately. Coincidentally, I ended up playing in the round of 16 with a team with my son, but I will only watch and prepare for my team,” he smiled.