K-League 1 scoring leader Na Sang-ho congratulated his ‘best friend’ Kim Min-jae’s Serie A victory and conveyed his desire for FC Seoul’s victory.
FC Seoul drew 1-1 with Jeonbuk Hyundai in the 11th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium at 2:00 pm on the 5th. As a result, Seoul maintained 2nd place with 20 points, while Jeonbuk stayed in 10th place with 11 points.
The overall game was led by Seoul,메이저놀이터 but Gustavo scored the opening goal 11 seconds after the start of the game and was dragged away. Afterwards, Seoul regained the initiative by developing attacks centering on Na Sang-ho, Hwang Eui-jo, Palosevich, Ki Sung-yong, and Im Sang-hyeop. The share is 71 to 29. Seoul, which has the strongest offensive power in the league this season, consistently knocked on the goal of Jeonbuk, who lost the ‘Dak Gong’ like before. Eventually, in the 32nd minute of the second half, substitute Park Dong-jin received Na Sang-ho’s cross and scored the equalizer with a running header.
Even after the equalizer, Seoul launched an offensive to break the 17-match winless jinx against Jeonbuk, but could not open the goal again. The game ended as it was without any additional points from either side, and Seoul’s draw jinx against Jeonbuk continued.
On this day, Na Sang-ho, who led the attack and showed good chemistry with Kim Jin-ya, was impressive. Not only did he help Park Dong-jin’s goal, but Seoul’s attack started from the right side, so it wouldn’t be an exaggeration to say that it showed a smooth dribbling, de-pressurization, and bold progress.
After the game, Na Sang-ho expressed his feelings, saying, “We haven’t been able to win against Jeonbuk for 5 years, and the players all thought that today was an opportunity. I feel sorry for not being able to bring victory, and the players are also feeling a lot of regret.”
Na Sang-ho’s goal was to become the top scorer and Seoul’s championship. There was more sincerity as ‘best friend’ Kim Min-jae recently won the Italian Serie A championship with Napoli.
Na Sang-ho said, “I personally contacted him and said congratulations, and I felt that Min-jae was really great as a friend because he achieved the achievement of winning the Serie A for the first time as a Korean. We, FC Seoul, will do our best to make it a year to win the championship. “he said.
[FC Seoul Na Sang-ho interview]
We continued our attacking points today, but I think it would be very regrettable that we couldn’t win
. It is regrettable that we did not bring victory, and the players are also feeling a lot of regret. Still, I think it’s encouraging that we didn’t lose, so I think I’ll have to prepare well because the Gwangju match and Ulsan match are important.
During the game, dribbling was not difficult because of the rain.
It was an underwater game, so the ground was slippery, so it was difficult to control the ball.
-I thought it was offside, maybe he knew that the goal was handball
, but Sanghyeop asked him because it was handball. He seems to have been working hard for the goal, leaving behind regrets because he said, “It touched his hand a little bit.” -It seems that there is a part of the training that we prepared for not executing properly while conceding unexpectedly early
, and I think we should have done it while reading the players as the best.
If we did, we would not have been able to show the same performance as today, but the players tried to do it again, and we tried to show what we prepared, so I think we played a good game by following one goal late.
-The aspect was different from the previous Jeonbuk match. Previously, Seoul was in a position to chase, but today it felt overwhelming.
Against Jeonbuk, there were actually many defensive situations, but today I think we dominated the game and showed well in terms of possession and shooting. No matter which team we play against, if we show the soccer we want, we can always win and show good performance.
-I faced all 11 teams once, and there was no feeling that Seoul was being pushed against any team. Unity among the players was important to see if they had the confidence that the team had definitely changed
, and since the players’ individual rhythms became stronger and they trusted each other and played, we were able to play a lot in harmony with each other throughout the game.
– Somehow, against teams like Ulsan or Jeonbuk, we drew or lost at home. You have to win against these teams to go to a higher place, right?
If we want to go to a higher place and compete for the championship, I think we can bring good results by reducing mistakes like today while showing our performance when playing against teams in the top ranks. Seong-yong hyung and the coach always tell the players that if they play confidently against teams that are on an equal footing in the rankings, they can bring about good results. The players also believe in that, and it seems that they can play with confidence even when facing such teams.
– It seems that the opposing teams have been given a ‘warning order’ for Na Sang-ho. Acting manager Kim Doo-hyun also made a conscious remark before the game, do you feel that the check has increased?
Even in today’s game, the player who marked it came out rough. Making plays that prevent the ball from being caught is tricky and difficult from the striker’s point of view. I tried to show what I wanted to do and how I prepared.
-From the player’s point of view, Suwon Samsung and Jeonbuk were the same, and the first game after the manager’s resignation was in Seoul.
All of our Seoul players were aware of the idea that the opposing team players would motivate themselves and come out well prepared, whether there was anything burdensome . I don’t think it brought about bad results because I prepared well for it.
-Kim Min-jae won Serie A. You seem to be envious and want to congratulate me, did you send a separate message for congratulations?
I personally contacted him and said congratulations, and as a friend I thought that Min-jae was really great because he achieved the feat of becoming the first Korean to win Serie A. We, FC Seoul, will do our best to be the year to win the championship.