Seoul’s Park Dong-jin on watching his ’23-point’ rival: “I don’t like it”

FC Seoul’s ‘Berserker’ Park Dong-jin shares his thoughts on rival club Suwon Samsung.

On April 24, at 4:30 p.m., the Hana OneQ K League 2023 Round 19 match between Suwon Samsung and FC Seoul kicked off at Suwon World Cup Stadium in Suwon, South Korea. The result was 1-0 in favor of Seoul. Seoul defeated Suwon in the 42nd minute with a goal from Willian, giving the hosts their second supermatch victory of the season.

Suwon’s defeat to Seoul kept them in the relegation zone. Despite the arrival of new coach Kim Byung-soo, the team is still in last place. Moving up the standings is a long shot. In the post-match mixer, one of the Seoul players, Park Dong-jin, spoke candidly about his thoughts as he watched Suwon.

“It feels really good to beat (Suwon). They’re actually a rival club, though. I don’t like them, but I do feel a little bit bad that they’re in the position they’re in. They have to compete with us. For it to be fun, they have to go up in the standings. They need to survive and create a boom in the K League, and I don’t feel good about that because I think the big game, the Super Match, might be gone.”

It’s also unusual for the gap between Suwon and Seoul to be this wide. As of the 24th, Seoul is in second place and Suwon is in 12th. 안전놀이터 The goal difference is a whopping 23 points. Suwon will need to work hard to close the gap between the two teams.

While Park hopes for Suwon’s recovery to revitalize the league, he is realistic. “I have to survive, but if I fall, I can’t help it,” he said, reminding us that the professional world is very cold.

Super Match on the 24th. Seoul fans chanted “Suwon relegation” at the Suwon World Cup Stadium. The fact that the chants were so bold means that Suwon has fallen into a crisis that is difficult for anyone to handle. It will be interesting to see if the Suwon squad led by Kim Byung-soo can lay the foundation for a mid-to-late season turnaround. Suwon will need to work hard, work hard, and work harder if they want to avoid parting ways with the top flight.

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