Acting coach Kim Jin-gyu, who wanted to score a large number of goals… “I feel sorry for my lack of ability and the players who played hard”
17 September 2023
FC Seoul acting manager Kim Jin-gyu expressed deep regret over not being able to achieve results despite overwhelming performance.
Seoul gave up the first goal to Gwangju striker Heo Yul in the 4th minute of the first half and lost 0-1 in the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 30th round match against Gwangju held at Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 17th. Gwangju, which added 3 points, maintained 3rd place with 13 wins, 9 draws, and 8 losses, and 48 points. On the other hand, Seoul failed to overturn the ranking with 11 wins, 10 draws, 9 losses, and 43 points.
Seoul suffered its first defeat under acting manager Kim Jin-gyu. Coach Kim Jin-gyu recorded 1 win and 1 draw in the 2 games played after taking over as acting head coach. In particular, they gained momentum by winning the super match against their biggest rival, Suwon Samsung, in the previous round. However, the trend turned around as they suffered a blow against Gwangju, who had not lost in a head-to-head match this season.
Seoul, who gave up the game in just 4 minutes of the first half, was unable to turn the game around. On this day, Seoul used Ki Sung-yueng and Osmar as center backs and faced Gwangju’s top two, Heo Yul and Thomas, but they were unable to cope with Gwangju’s strong forward pressure and collapsed.
In the 4th minute of the first half, Gwangju was allowed to break through to the left side, and the ball was immediately connected to Heo Yul, who was located in the center. Even with the defense in front of him, Heo Yul accurately hit the corner of the goal with his left foot. It was a shot that even goalkeeper Choi Cheol-won could not react to.
Afterwards, Seoul pushed Gwangju throughout the game. The game was managed by increasing the number of strikers by deploying Ilyuchenko, Willian, and Ji Dong-won. However, despite recording 18 shots and 9 effective shots, they were unable to score a point and were unable to present victory to their home fans.
Acting manager Kim Jin-gyu, who attended the post-game interview, expressed deep regret. Acting manager Kim said, “Many fans came to visit us, and I am truly sorry. The players showed their hard work until the end. However, we should have shown the fans that we won at home. I am sorry,” and added, “The players played hard for the entire 90 minutes. My ability is great.” “It wasn’t enough. I tried to create a chance to score a goal, but it didn’t work out. I’m sorry to the players,” he said바카라사이트, bowing his head.
Regarding the use of an aggressive substitution card in the second half, he explained, “The reason why I brought in players like Ilyuchenko, Willian, and Han Seung-gyu was because when I analyzed the opponent, I saw that the opponent’s stamina was declining between the 60th and 70th minutes. That’s when I wanted to bet on the game.” “But we conceded a goal in the beginning and the bad trend continued.
Regarding Gwangju’s goalless performance despite pushing Gwangju hard, he said, “I feel regretful. I came out aggressive today, even removing the central defender from the sub list. I wanted to score a lot of points, but I couldn’t score. I tried my best to score a goal. I put in a lot of effort. “But I think the opponent’s defense and goalkeeper did a good job,” he said again with regret.
Regarding the faster replacement timing compared to the previous coach Ahn Ik-soo’s regime, he said, “I wanted to run the 90 minutes aggressively. Rather than making tactical changes, I wanted to continue the game by changing players. When stamina was low, I wanted to quickly replace and continue the game strategy. That’s why the replacement timing was changed. “It has become faster. We have meetings with the players and tell them that they will play for a few minutes. ‘Even if you play for 60 minutes, please give us the stamina to play for 90 minutes.’ I think we are doing a good job on that,” he explained.
Ki Sung-Yong, who set a record of playing in 200 games in Seoul with this game, said, “There are many legends in Seoul, but Ki Sung-Yong has done great things. He has played an important role overseas as well. Although the team is in a difficult situation, he leads the team well, so we have a good rapport.” “I think this will happen. I hope to always leave behind many achievements in Seoul,” he said, hoping to continue his current performance for a long time.