“I am satisfied with the players in terms of the match content.”
The Pohang Steelers-Daejeon Hana Citizen match of the 27th round of the Hana One Q K League 1 2023 kicks off at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the Pohang Steelyard in Pohang City. Pohang head coach Kim Ki-dong and Daejeon head coach Lee Min-sung met with the media before the game.
After Lee Min-sung, Kim Ki-dong faced the media. First, Kim explained about Hong Yun-sang’s status on the disabled list.
“Hong Yun-sang wasn’t feeling well at first. So I told him, ‘Tell me when you’re in shape, and I’ll think about it,’ and that’s what I did. Now it’s a little higher than the first time. It’s still not up to my expectations. Anyway, Ko Young-joon came in because he was out. I thought it would be good to see the overall flow, so I put him on the roster today.”
Pohang is in second place, 14 points behind Ulsan Hyundai. Given that it’s the second half of the season, the title race is not going to be easy. What does Kim think?바카라사이트
“There have been many situations where we can close the gap. But I think it’s not going to be easy because there’s a lot of points difference, but I’m happy with the players. If we stick to what we want to do, we will have better chances. But when you have to make a decision, you have to make it. We need a goal. In the last game against Gwangju FC, a 3-0 game became 1-1.”
Kim also watched the Ulsan-North Hyundai game.
“In the first 20 minutes, there was no tactics, they were fighting each other. After 20 minutes, they settled down. I don’t think Jeonbuk lost the game. Of course, Ulsan also had a lot of chances. In the end, soccer is all about who changes the flow quickly. I was hoping for a tie, but the goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo made a good save (laughs).”
Finally, Kim said, “I was satisfied with third place, but I think Pohang is now a team that needs to finish third. If I don’t do better than that, I won’t be recognized anymore. I feel pressure, but I’m trying to remember to have fun. Pohang is different, and we have to show that. We have to prepare a convincing game. Then the results will follow,” he said, adding that Pohang will continue on its path.