Lee Byeong-geun, head coach of the K-League 1 Suwon Samsung, who won his first victory this season in the 3rd round of the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup, let out a sigh of relief.
Suwon won 3-1 in the 2023 Hana One Q FA Cup third round away match against K League 2 Ansan Greeners held at Ansan Wa Stadium in Gyeonggi Province on the 12th.
This is Suwon’s first win in the official game this season, which has never won in the K League 1 and is at the bottom (2 points, 2 draws, 4 losses).
Coach Lee Byung-geun said at the press conference after the match, “It’s the FA Cup, but I’m happy with my first victory. I’ll try to do the same in the K-League and future matches.” Thank you very much for fighting hard.”
Suwon, ahead of the regular league match against Jeju United on the 15th, operated a large rotation that day, starting Yeom Ki-hoon, Han Ho-gang, Ryu Seung-woo, and Myung Jun-jae, and they lived up to Lee’s expectations.
Ryu Seung-woo, Ahn Byung-jun, and Jeon Jin-woo scored consecutive goals, and ‘veteran’ Yeom Ki-hoon recorded two assists.
Coach Lee evaluated, “Young players, players who have not been able to play in the past, played a good role today, so it became a game where we can rebound.”
In particular, director Lee spared no praise for Yeom Ki-hun.
“In this difficult game, Yeom Ki-hoon, who led and played with his young friends, did a good job,” said coach Lee. I think so,” he said with satisfaction.
It was not only the players who played on the ground that gave power to Suwon’s victory on this day.
First-team players who were excluded from the list, such as Bultuis, cheered on their teammates from the stands, and Suwon fans filled the away seats and sang cheering songs loudly throughout. 메이저놀이터
After the game, the players and coach Lee Byeong-geun ran to the stands and thanked the fans.
Coach Lee said, “The team atmosphere and teamwork are very important. I emphasize the ‘one team’, but it seems that the players (who did not participate) also came to the stadium to give strength to join. It is a great force for the players to unite. will be,” he explained.
Also, “The sound of cheering from the fans made the players who were physically exhausted run one step further and infused fighting spirit. There were times when we booed our players or clapped our hands at our opponents before, but we felt that our players could run a little more. “We need a voice of support that exists. If the fans wake up our players, we have to reciprocate.”
Meanwhile, Ansan coach Lim Jong-heon, who lost to Suwon, said, “The players who couldn’t play in the past got a chance, but in the first half they did well in what they wanted to do.
Coach Lim emphasized, “Jae-min Jung played his part well in the second half, and I think we should play football using him. However, it is unfortunate that foreign players have not yet adapted well. did.