With the opening 5 days approaching, the K League 1 coaches and players each expressed their determination.
K League 1 coaches and representative players each expressed their determination for the season at Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 Opening Media Day held at The-K Hotel in Yangjae-dong, Seoul on the 20th. Hong Myung-bo, coach of the defending champion Ulsan Hyundai, said, “The K-League attitude is the same as last year. It feels like walking a new path rather than defending the championship title. I will take on the challenge with an open mind. I will do my best in every match as I have always done.” Jeong Seung-hyun said, “It’s a burden. I will forget the glory of winning and face the challenge. I will prepare with a desperate heart that I will start from the beginning. I will do my best to win,” he said.
Jeonbuk Hyundai coach Kim Sang-sik only looked at winning. “My goal is to win three tournaments,” he said. “Above all, I will not lose at home. I will rebound for the sake of the fans.” Captain Hong Jeong-ho said, “It’s a burden this season. I hope all the players do well and show a good performance.”
The coaches and players of Team 6, who were in the top division last year, were in the front row. Ulsan and Jeonbuk coaches and players who recorded the championship and runner-up sat in the center. Pohang Steelers coach Kim Ki-dong said, “Last year, I sat in the back row. He promised to go down with coach Choi Yong-soo,” he said. “I am happy to sit in the front row. I will do well this year and go to the center. I will do my best to give happiness to Pohang fans and citizens.” Pohang captain Kim Seung-dae said, “This season is the 50th anniversary of Pohang. There are many memories. I have many memories with the coach, but there is no memory of winning. I will finish the season well with the coach.”
Incheon coach Cho Seong-hwan, who was designated as a dark horse through the reinforcement of the powerful team, said, “I have a new challenge, the Asian Champions League. I will overcome Incheon’s limitations. I will do my best than last year,” he said. Captain Oh Ban-seok said, “Last year was the best year for Incheon fans. Don’t you expect more from this season? I will get better results.”
Nam Ki-il, manager of Jeju United, said, “We are preparing in a better atmosphere than ever this season. We are preparing football that fans can enjoy. We are preparing without lacking towards the desired goal. We will become a team that surpasses Jeonbuk and Ulsan.” Key midfielder Choi Young-joon said, “We are preparing for the season in a good atmosphere. I am personally excited. It will be a season where all members can laugh.”
Choi Yong-soo, coach of Gangwon FC, who succeeded in advancing to the top split last year, said, “I received a good report card last season, Top Split A. Behind them were Gangwon fan Narsha and the support of the people of the province. He received a fair price for his efforts,” he said. “Wouldn’t this season be difficult? I will go back to the beginning. We will also revive the promotion playoffs from two years ago. I will do my best to play soccer that moves and gives joy to the fans. You can look forward to it,” he said. Lim Chang-woo said, “I went to the top split last year. Now I’m running from the challenger’s point of view. I will show you sticky football.”
Suwon FC coach Kim Do-gyun, who missed advancing to the top division by a single margin, laughed and said, “It’s fortunate that winning is not our goal.” We also ask for a lot of support from the fans. I hope you visit the playground a lot.” Leaving Jeju and wearing Suwon FC, “I tried to make better results than last season. We ask for your anticipation and support. I will enjoy many goals and victories with the fans. We will play a fun game.”
Teams that stayed in the bottom split last year pledged to ‘advance to the front row’. Daegu FC coach Choi Won-kwon said, “I worked hard to get good results this season. I will become one with the fans. I will tell you everything I have every game. I want the final season to end with a smile.” Goalkeeper Oh Seung-hoon, vice-captain, said, “I had a difficult season last year. We prepared well this season. strong will to do so. Next year, I want to sit in the front row.”
FC Seoul coach Ahn Ik-soo said, “Congratulations on the 40th anniversary of the K-League. In line with that, Seoul is also celebrating its 40th anniversary. I hope it will be a meaningful time together,” he said. “I always think of the Seoul direction. I will build the self-esteem of the guardian deity. We will play a role as a leading Korean soccer team. If it was a test until last year, now is the time to do it.” Ilyuchenko, who wore the armband as the second captain in Seoul history as a foreign player “Seoul is a team with new goals and potential. We will become a family-like team. I will return the glory to the supporters with good results.”
Rival Suwon Samsung responded to Seoul’s determination. Suwon coach Lee Byeong-geun said, “Last year, there was no place as difficult as we were. I will reconsider my mistakes and rebound. I reflected a lot from myself. I prepared a lot during the long winter training period. Results will come out on the playground. I did really well this year, so next year I will sit in the front row. I will move forward with the players.” Lee Ki-je said, “Last year was very difficult. 메이저사이트 While preparing for winter training, I prepared harder than any other season. I will rebound,” he replied.
Gwangju FC coach Lee Jeong-hyo, who succeeded in winning K-League 2 last year and promoted to K-League 1, said, “I will show you the color of Gwangju. I will not break my convictions,” he said. “I heard that last year, director Lee Byung-geun had a hard time. Neither do we. Remaining is not the goal. I will let Suwon fans know what our soccer is like.” Ahn Young-gyu said, “There will be many people who think that Gwangju is the number one relegation team. I’ll turn my thoughts around I will laugh at the end.”
Daejeon Hana Citizen coach Lee Min-seong, who headed to the K-League 1 through the promotion playoffs with managing director Kim Cheon, said, “It took eight years for a glorious time. I will do my best in every match to keep my place.” Joo Se-jong also said, “I will do my best to keep this position. The goal is to advance to the top split.”