“I don’t want to repeat such a sad victory.”
The voice of Gangwon FC coach Choi Yong-soo over the phone was still. His voice trembled in the middle of the conversation, as if he was crying. On the morning of the 27th, before the afterglow of the bloody battle between Gangwon and FC Seoul in the 9th round of the K-League 1 (26th), which became a hot topic, I interviewed coach Choi, who was preparing for recovery training.
The match held the day before was called ‘Choi Yong-soo’s derby’, and in the official interview after the game, I was curious about the story behind ‘Choi Yong-soo’s derby’ that I hadn’t heard before because I was focusing on ‘the first win in 9 games’. The reaction was completely unexpected. In an interview the day before, coach Choi said, “I’ve had many victories, but this victory will be remembered for a long time,” and gave a sigh of relief with a slight smile. Since he reported his first victory after 4 draws and 4 losses, it was not something to be happy about, but it was also not something to cry about. It was all the more so because it was a thrilling theater victory for the home fans. 온라인카지노
In fact, it was a miraculous victory for Gangwon. It was difficult to predict Gangwon’s victory before the match. Seoul’s entry was lined with terrifying solvers such as Na Sang-ho, Lim Sang-hyeop, Hwang Eui-jo, Willian, Ilyuschenko, and Palosevic. On the other hand, Gangwon’s 22-year-old Yang Hyeon-jun, Park Sang-hyeok, and Kim Dae-woo stood in the front, and three foreign players excluding Gallego, who were on standby on the bench, did not even make it into the entry. In addition, Seoul was tied for first place in team scoring (18 goals), and Gangwon was the lowest (6 goals). Gangwon’s chances of winning were close to zero, but Yang Hyeon-joon, a silent ‘Young Gun’, assisted the opening goal following a ‘storm dribble’, leading 2-0, but after being chased by 2-2, Lee Woong-hee’s ‘theatrical goal’ in the 45th minute of the second half won with
I thought there would be an afterglow of that ‘thrilling’, but that wasn’t what Choi was thinking. Until now, he had never frowned in front of reporters in difficult situations or lost his characteristic ‘talking talk’, but when the word ‘Seoul’ came out, he became solemn.