FC Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo was sent off due to accumulated warnings while protesting against the decision. Head coach Kim Jin-gyu explained, “I can’t comment on the judgment,” but “I know it was a problem with the ball going out of the touch line.”
Head Coach Kim Jin-gyu attended a press conference instead of coach Ahn after the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 round 13 2-3 loss against Ulsan Hyundai held at Munsu Soccer Stadium in Ulsan on the 14th and said, “(Before the scene where the goal was lost) Did the ball go out of the touchline? It was a matter of going out,” he said. On this day, head coach Kim held a press conference in place of coach Ahn, who was sent off according to the rules of the Professional Football Federation.
On this day, coach Ahn Ik-soo received a series of yellow cards from the referee in the 3rd and 6th minutes of the second half and was sent off due to accumulated warnings. It was the situation right after the lead was taken away by Bako’s goal in the 3rd minute of the second half when they were facing 1-1. Coach Kim explained that there was dissatisfaction with not blowing the whistle after the touchline was out before the goal conceded scene. It was in the same context that coach Ahn Ik-soo’s dissatisfaction was directed not only to the referee but also to the assistant referee.
When coach Ahn was sent off for accumulating warnings, he entered the field and protested harshly to the referee. Even after the coaching staff, including head coach Kim, managed to dissuade him, he seemed so angry that he could not leave the stadium for a while.
Head coach Kim said, “I couldn’t hear the coach’s story about today’s decision. There is nothing I can say about the judgment, and it is not something I can say,” he explained, “in the scene where Na Sang-ho catches the ball in front of the line, 메이저놀이터 there seems to be a problem with whether the ball crossed the touch line or not.”
It is also a situation where Seoul has no choice but to be more sensitive to the judgment of the referee recently. Earlier, in the match against Gangwon FC, the referee blew a whistle right before the dramatic equalizer scene, and as a result, it was confirmed as an obvious misjudgment. The match against Gwangju FC was overshadowed by victory, but Na Sang-ho was tripped by Ahn Young-gyu’s tackle, but the penalty kick was not declared through VAR.
On the other hand, head coach Kim said of today’s game, “I think it went well at first as we prepared,” but “we went more aggressive at the end, but I think there will be better results if it is more complete.”
On this day, after conceding the opening goal to Martin Adam, Seoul balanced the score with Kim Shin-jin’s equalizer, but later conceded consecutive goals to Bako and lost 2-3. Park Soo-il’s comeback goal came in extra time in the second half, but there was not enough time to expect further results.