“I think it’s right to say that the best defense is an attack.”
3rd place Daejeon Hana Citizen coach Lee Min-seong, who had stopped 1st place Ulsan Hyundai’s opening 6-game winning streak, was not satisfied.
Daejeon won 2-1 at Ulsan Hyundai in the 7th round of Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 held at Daejeon World Cup Stadium on the 16th. Lee Jin-hyun and Lee Hyun-sik scored goals and reached 14 points, moving up to 3rd place. It is 4 points behind first place Ulsan (18 points).
Coach Lee Min-seong said, “I had a strong will to try in a difficult situation. Thank you. The players did their best. I want to say thank you.”
It is Lee who predicted before the game that he would be aggressive. He said, “I tried everything defensively in K-League 2 (second division), but I think the saying that the best defense is offense is correct. Be aggressive and prevent the opponent from doing well. It’s coming out. It’s a concept that our team has to go with. We’re still talking to the players.”
It is this coach who instructed the players not to get off during the game. He said, “Don’t go down and press from the front. Even if you lose, you have to show an aggressive attitude. It is not desirable to play a game where you give up the initiative without doing anything. I know it’s hard in terms of physical strength, but Kim In-gyun and Shin Sang-eun couldn’t recover from injuries.
Regarding goalkeeper Lee Chang-geun, who put on a good show, he said, “I think we should continue to do that. After the match against Suwon FC, I asked if he was eating too much, and he said he would not eat the match against Ulsan. I’m realizing it. I have to block it better.”
I am also grateful to Sejong Joo. It is Ju Se-jong who plays wearing a mask due to an orbital fracture injury. Gadok Lee said, “I’m happy to have come in. 토토사이트 I think it’s great that the players trust and rely on Ju Se-jong. I also thought about whether I should put it in the second half or the first half. I was grateful from the manager’s point of view. With Joo Se-jong joining, the balance of the team improved.”
Regarding Lee Hyeon-shik, who scored the winning goal, he said, “I am very sorry. I do not have enough wingback resources, so I keep turning them around and use them. It suits me as an attacking midfielder. .
Can we expect better grades? However, coach Lee said, “(The goal of Daejeon) is survival. Every day is so hard. I don’t know if I can accumulate a lot and go up to the top split, but it’s still a dream.”