Although we are rivals… Ki Sung-yueng, “I’m sorry for Suwon’s sluggish performance”

April 24, 2023 0 Comments

FC Seoul’s veteran midfielder Ki Sung-yueng expressed regret at the sluggish performance of his rival Suwon Samsung.

Seoul won 3-1 against Suwon in the 8th round of the ‘Hanawon Q K League 1 2023’ held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 2:00 pm on the 22nd. As a result, Seoul is in second place with 5 wins, 1 draw and 2 losses (16 points), while Suwon is at the bottom of the league with 2 draws and 6 losses (2 points).

It was an easy win for Seoul. Seoul took the lead with Na Sang-ho’s opening goal in the 38th minute of the first half, and Hwang Eui-jo’s additional goal in the 8th minute of the second half widened the gap. It was driven up to the cuneiform bone. During the counterattack in the 37th minute of the second half, Na Sang-ho’s shot was blocked by the goalkeeper, but Palosevich finished the ball and decided the game. He conceded a goal to Mulich just before the end of the game, but he won 3-1.

Ki Seong-yong, who started the match that day, took on the role of coordinating the match in the team’s midfield. In a build-up situation, he went down between the center backs and joined the defense, and he also set the team’s offensive direction in the midfield. Ki Sung-yueng was replaced by Kim Shin-jin in the 32nd minute of the second half when the team was leading 2-0. 

Initially, it was unclear whether Ki Sung-yueng would participate due to an injury. Ki Sung-yueng was removed from the roster due to a thigh injury during the Pohang Steelers away game last round. Fortunately, he recovered from his injury ahead of the super match and played as a starter.

Ki Seong-yueng, whom we met in the Mixed Zone after the match, explained, “Actually, I had a lot of worries about whether or not to run. It was hard after two days of training. I think it was more meaningful because we got good results. Also, a lot of spectators came, so we had a fun super match after a long time.” did.

With this victory, Seoul has achieved a record of 2 wins and 1 draw in 3 league games. On the other hand, the atmosphere in Suwon is heading towards the worst. Although they are rivals, Ki Sung-yong expressed regret over Suwon’s sluggish performance. Ki Sung-yong said, “I don’t think it’s a team that should be at the bottom. There are a lot of injured players now, and there seems to be a lot of confusion with the change of coach.” 스포츠토토

He continued, “We had that kind of finish last year, and if we look at performance alone, I think we should go up, not this place. Suwon has had a lot of history and good looks in the K-League. From last season to this season, I think it should go up. It’s unfortunate that we can’t see them, and it’s a disappointing part of the K-League as a whole.”

Ki Sung-yong also spoke about the weight felt by players playing for teams like Seoul and Suwon. Ki Seong-yong said, “Seoul and Suwon have a thicker fan base than any other team. The pressure that comes from there is actually enormous. I think it will be difficult if the players are not mentally strong to play in Seoul and Suwon.”

He continued, “In the past, when Seoul and Suwon were competing for the championship, there were many players of the national team level. We had to play under pressure and pressure from the club. Seoul and Suwon always hope to win, and I think the fans should win too.” do,” he added.

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