“Taegeuk Mark? I’m always ready”

Suwon FC striker Lee Seung-woo (26) scored a theatrical goal to give his team the win. The South Korean national soccer team’s coaching staff was on hand to watch Lee’s performance.

Suwon FC earned a thrilling 1-0 away victory over Incheon United in the opening round of the Hana Bank K League 1 2024 at the Incheon Football Stadium on Feb. 2. With the score at 0-0, veteran midfielder Yoon Beom-garam earned a dramatic penalty kick opportunity in second-half stoppage time, and Lee Seung-woo stepped up to the plate and calmly converted. Lee Seung-woo was a late substitute for tactical reasons, and he capitalized on the opportunity that presented itself to secure the three points for the team.

After the match, Lee said, “We played a difficult match, in a difficult stadium, and we got three points instead of one. It’s very important to win the games you draw and lose the games you lose. Last year, we lost a lot of games that we should have won and drew a lot of games that we should have won, but this year, it’s good to have a good start.” “This season, goals came quickly. In the first season, it was the same, and last season, I scored when it was warm. This year I scored when it was cold. I’ll try to score more goals.”

Lee Seung-woo also said, “A lot of fans came to the game in the cold weather. I think the number of fans will increase in the next year or two. Other K League teams are also getting more fans. I’m grateful for that. The players are getting stronger thanks to their support. I’m grateful that the fans came out in the cold to support us today,” he said.

National team coaches Chung Jo-guk and Cho Myung-hyung were on hand to check on the players’ performance. Lee Seung-woo also scored a goal to make his mark. “I’m preparing well for the future,” said Lee Seung-woo, who has been ignored by the national team for a long time. It’s up to the coach to decide whether I’ll be selected or not. I will prepare well as a player,” he said.

Last winter, Lee was rumored to be transferred. But he stayed with Suwon FC. “As a player, I have to show my responsibility on the field. I will continue to do my best,” he said.

Suwon FC has a new head coach. Kim Do-gyun, who led the team until last year, has left for Seoul E-Land. In his place, Kim Eun-joong took the reins. “I’ve played a lot of positions, so I’m comfortable in the offensive zone,” said Lee Seung-woo about the difference in tactics between the two coaches. I even played in the midfield last year. I don’t feel uncomfortable at all.” “If there is a difference between the two coaches, Kim Do-gyun plays hot, attacking soccer. He wanted to play attacking soccer, where even if he scored one goal, he would score two or three. Kim Eun-joong wants to play practical soccer, where you have to score at least a goal to win, whether it’s 0-0 or 1-0,” he explained.

Suwon FC signed foreign striker Andersson ahead of the season. Coach Kim Eun-joong praised him, saying, “I have high hopes for him.” Andersson also played with Lee Seung-woo at Portimonense in Portugal. “I played with Andersson in Portugal, and he is a player with good skills and can 토토사이트 give energy to the team. I urged him to come here as soon as possible,” he laughed, adding, “Lars and Murillo played well, so I can’t compare them, but the players we have now are also good players and will do well. It’s just going to take time. They need to understand each other’s playing style and adapt to it.”

Lee Seung-woo, who is already in his third year in the K League, said, “This is already my third season. I’m more hungry for this season than the last two seasons. In the first season, I lived in tension every day and was under pressure in every game. A year went by. The second season was the same. If I did well one year and didn’t do well in the second season, there was pressure to ‘shine’. I did well in the last two seasons, so the third season was relaxed. I want to score more goals than the last two seasons,” he said.

When asked about going to Europe, Lee said, “Of course I want to go to Europe as a player. But I’m much calmer than before. Before, I had young thoughts and feelings that I had to start every game and score goals. I think I was rash and greedy. Now I’m playing with a calm mind,” he said.


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