2 consecutive ‘theater goals’ → knight rebirth… Director Kim Ki-dong “This is the spirit of Pohang”

“I think this is the Pohang spirit.”

Pohang Steelers head coach Kim Ki-dong was disappointed with the result but proud of his team after Ha Chang-rae’s dramatic header equalizer just before the end against FC Seoul.

After the 1-1 away draw in the 18th round of the K League 1 at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on Nov. 11, Kim said, “We dominated away from home against Seoul, who have national-level players. “It was unfortunate that we conceded early, otherwise I would have made a change in the second half and tried to win the game, but I couldn’t help it because it was a great goal with individual ability,” he laughed.메이저사이트

Pohang conceded the first goal in the 37th minute when Seoul’s Hwang Eui-jo curled in a right-footed kick. In the second half, Pohang attacked with Baek Sung-dong, Lee Seung-mo, and Lee Ho-jae, but they were unable to find the Seoul goal. However, in late stoppage time, Ha Chang-rae headed home a corner kick from Baek Sung-dong to secure a point. Pohang remains in second place with eight wins, seven draws and three losses (31 points), while Seoul is third with eight wins, five draws and five losses (29 points).

“I’m grateful to the players who tried their best in a difficult away match. I think this is the spirit of Pohang,” Kim said. “I think Jae-hoon (Card U-22, who started in the offense) was a little overwhelmed receiving the ball. After Seung-mo came in, we adjusted our position, and (Seoul’s) Na Sang-ho came inside and defended, leaving the side space open for Wandelsson to attack.” Indeed, Pohang’s attack was sparked when left fullback Wandelsson came on in the second half.

“There was a gap in their defense, but we didn’t take advantage of it properly,” Kim said. I prepared for Sung-dong to receive the ball in that space and make a (play). The side came up well and held the opponent,” Kim said, explaining that the team moved according to its strategy in the second half.

Pohang also won their last match against Jeju United 2-1 thanks to Park Seung-wook’s late winner in stoppage time. “In the last game, I said that I got old in the 90 minutes,” Kim said of the theater goal. “Today, it worked well in the second half, and I was confident that we could turn it around with one goal. It’s true that it’s hard, but what can you do, you have to enjoy it.”

Going into the A-Match break in second place, Kim said, “I think we will have three more players. Wing forward Jung Jae-hee, midfielder Kim Jong-woo, and sideback Shim Sang-min,” he said, jokingly referring to existing players who are injured. “At this point, reinforcement is reinforcement. It will be a big boost when they return.”

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