Lee Gwang-yeon (Gangwon FC), who recorded 10 saves but unfortunately gave up 2 goals and was unable to prevent the defeat, could not hide his anger.
Gangwon lost 1-2 in the away game against Seoul in the 34th round of Hana One Q K League 1 2023 held at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 22nd. Gangwon, who gave up the first goal to Na Sang-ho, seemed to have secured a draw with Gabriel’s goal in the second half, but failed to lay the foundation for escaping the relegation zone by giving up the winning goal to Ji Dong-won.
Seoul maintained 7th place with 13 wins, 11 draws, and 10 losses (50 points). Gangwon failed to escape the relegation zone with 4 wins, 14 draws, and 16 losses (26 points). Fortunately, Jeju United did not fall to last place as they beat Suwon Samsung at the same time. However, we are still on thin ice with a 1 point difference.
On this day, Gangwon’s goal was guarded by Lee Kwang-yeon, not Yoo Sang-hoon. Lee Gwang-yeon, who had played in 13 games before the Seoul game, started as a starter about a month and a half after the Daegu trip on September 1.
During this period, Lee Kwang-yeon was selected to the Asian Games national team led by coach Hwang Seon-hong and participated in the 2022 Hangzhou Asian Games. He played as the starting goalkeeper throughout the tournament and gave up only 3 goals until the final, leading Korea to its 3rd consecutive Asian Games victory.
Lee Kwang-yeon, who was happy to win the gold medal, regained her composure as soon as she returned to her team after the competition. This is because his team, Gangwon, was in a position where it could be directly relegated.
Lee Kwang-yeon, who showed a good performance at the Asian Games, also showed a good performance against Seoul that day. Seoul took control of the game and made a shower of shots. Lee Gwang-yeon recorded a whopping 10 saves on this day, holding off Seoul’s attack.
But luck wasn’t on my side. In a situation where the first goal was conceded in the 8th minute of the second half, Na Sang-ho’s free kick was deflected after hitting the defensive wall and the shot trajectory changed. He extended his arm in a reverse motion and tried to touch the ball, but the ball had already crossed the goal line.
In the 35th minute of the second half, when Gabriel’s equalizer made it 1-1, Ji Dong-won conceded another goal. In this scene, Park Soo-il connected Kang Seong-jin’s cross with a powerful header, and the ball hit the top of the goal and fell to Ji Dong-won who was right in front of him. Ji Dong-won easily put the ball in.
Despite recording 10 saves, Lee Gwang-yeon was unfortunate enough to concede 2 runs and was unable to prevent his team from losing.
Lee Gwang-yeon, who met in the mixed zone (joint coverage area) after the game, also could not hide his anger.
Lee Gwang-yeon said, “It was a game we had to win unconditionally. We had to win not only this game but all five games unconditionally, but I was very angry and disappointed that we couldn’t do that. I think the thing I regret the most is me, the goalkeeper. I should have blocked it, but I couldn’t, so the game was difficult for me.” “It was something that could have been prevented if we had handled it better. It’s really unfortunate,” he said, blaming himself.
He continued, “(With the win in the Asian Games), my confidence had increased a lot. When I joined the team, I wanted to provide better synergy. If I came with that confidence and blocked the goal, I would have given our team bright energy and put us on a path to winning. “I could have done it, but I’m very disappointed that I couldn’t,” he said, sighing, “I should have played for the win rather than making a lot of saves. Even though I made a lot of saves, I conceded goals, so I think I need to prepare again for that.”
Regarding Suwon Samsung, the lowest ranked team, losing to Jeju, “We knew the result after the game was over. Still, I think we should think of it as a sigh of relief. If we had won, it would have been a good opportunity to make it even bigger. It’s a shame we couldn’t do that.” “I keep getting angry and I feel like I just keep feeling regretful,” he said.
He said he felt he needed to play the remaining four games with more confidence.
Lee Gwang-yeon said, “I don’t know why we keep losing our courage and playing like this,” and emphasized that the players’ lack of confidence must be resolved, saying, “We need to practice with a little brighter energy and find more confidence among ourselves.”짱구카지노 주소
At the same time, he pledged to set a realistic goal of survival, saying, “I don’t often hear people saying, ‘What should we do?’ from the outside. We have to stick together. Rather than trying to win the remaining four games unconditionally, I think we should go in the direction of unconditionally surviving.”
Photo = Seoul World Cup Stadium, reporter Na Seung-woo, Xports News DB, provided by Korea Professional Football League