‘Playing in Seoul and Suwon’… KI “Two teams are special, players must be strong mentally”

Ki Sung-yong, who had similar experiences with Suwon Samsung last season, opened his mouth about the pressure of playing for both clubs, FC Seoul and Suwon. 

FC Seoul won 3-1 in the Hana 1 Q K League 1 2023 Round 8 ‘Super Match’ against Suwon Samsung held at the Seoul World Cup Stadium on the 22nd.

Na Sang-ho’s first goal in the 37th minute and Hwang Eui-jo in the 7th minute of the second half. In the 36th minute of the second half, Palošević’s consecutive goals broke, and Seoul overpowered Suwon, which Mulich scored by one goal, and won the first super match of the season and rose to second place in the real-time rankings. 

On this day, Ki Sung-yueng contributed to the team’s victory by playing an active part for 80 minutes until he was replaced in the 35th minute of the second half. In particular, as a kicker dedicated to corner kicks, he also served as the starting point for Hwang Eui-jo’s second goal.

Ki Sung-yueng, who had a muscle injury before the game, devoted himself to the team by playing virtually full-time. He said, “I had a lot of worries. Even after training for two days, it was difficult.” 

Regarding this season, which is on the rise unlike last season, Ki Sung-yueng said, “It was difficult because I couldn’t get results over the past few years, but this year I have to be able to fight in a high position. He said he would be able to play soccer, but said, “But it’s not yet at that stage. We have to accumulate points and it’s more important to take care of the result than the content.” 

Seoul went through a similar situation last season, but Suwon has been shaking greatly since the beginning of the season. There was a super strong case of hard coaching, but the results did not change much. 

Regarding the evaluation that the power difference between the strong team and the weak team was large, Ki Sung-yong was rather worried about Suwon.

He said, “When I saw and analyzed the Suwon game, this year, it is not a team that should be at the bottom in terms of performance. If you look at the performance, you have to come up more.”

He added, “There were many good performances that Suwon’s team gave to the K-League history and league, but it’s unfortunate that we haven’t seen them since last year. Looking at the K-League as a whole, it’s true that it’s a sad part.” 

Regarding the psychological burden Suwon players receive from the fans’ complaints, Ki Sung-yong said, “The players feel a lot of shrinkage.” “I think Seoul and Suwon have a thicker and more passionate fan base than any other team. . To play in Suwon and Seoul, it is difficult unless the mentality of the players is strong.” 

Ki Seong-yong recalled the past and said, “When I saw Seoul and Suwon competing for the championship in the past, the players were all representative players. It is important to play with such pressure and pressure on the club.” 

He added,먹튀검증 “Both teams want their fans to win and think they should win. That’s the basic idea, so players can’t overcome it. Last year, we also believe that the difficulties of the past few years had that effect.”

Lastly, “Suwon players are also under a lot of pressure now. It’s unfortunate. But the players have to overcome. Seoul and Suwon are special. I don’t mean to disparage other teams, but I think the pressure Seoul and Suwon put on the team is much stronger.” do,” he said. 

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