Nam Gi-il (48), manager of Jeju United, who blocked Seoul’s offensive with solid defense, expressed satisfaction with the draw.
Jeju United drew 1-1 in the 14th round of the ‘Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023’ against FC Seoul held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 20th. Jeju, who recorded 7 wins, 3 draws and 4 losses (24 points), maintained 3rd place behind 2nd place Seoul in goal difference.
Head coach Nam Ki-il chose a stable tactic of strengthening the defense and counterattacking against the aggressive Seoul. After successfully blocking Seoul’s wave of offensive attacks, Jeju removed Hayes and put Yuri Jonatan in the 15th minute of the second half, and the replacement card hit the mark.
In the 33rd minute of the second half, Ahn Hyun-beom showed a tremendous jump from the right side of the center line to the deep side, and then raised a cross. Yuri Jonatan caught the ball near the arc circle and hit the shot to shake the net.
After the game, coach Nam Ki-il said, “It was a game where we could continue the good flow. We gave Seoul several chances, but the defense was good. We could have won, but the last mistake was regrettable. Thank you to the players who worked hard on the away game.”
Jeju has been undefeated in the last 6 matches (5 wins, 1 draw) and has continued its upward trend. Let’s say, “I feel like I’m getting stronger as I play games.” “At the beginning of the season, it was very messy. There were many injured players. Despite difficulties, I continued to communicate with the players, and the desire to win and not to lose yielded results. It’s getting worse,” he said. “I didn’t win today, but I deserved applause.”
Regarding Yuri Jonatan, who scored the goal, he said, “I am still in the stage of adapting to the K-League. The advantages are showing up little by little. Brazilian players seem to adapt only when the weather gets warmer, but they are helping with goals 스포츠토토.”
Jeju has only conceded two goals while continuing its six-game undefeated streak. Manager Ki-il Nam said, “The ability to organize defense cannot be achieved through individual strength. The overall organization has improved. Today, the players were tired, so we gave them many chances. In the next FA Cup match, we will give the main players sufficient rest.” . “We’re still going in the direction we want,” he said.