There was an unexpected motivating point that Gwangju FC coach Lee Jung-hyo, who is aiming to advance to the quarterfinals, hoped for.
Gwangju will play the 2023 Hana One Q FA Cup round of 16 against Seoul E-Land (K League 2) at 7:00 pm on the 24th at Mokdong Sports Complex.
E-Land of K League 2 meets Gwangju FC, which was promoted to K League 1 by winning last season. E-Land beat Suwon FC 2-1 in the round of 32, and Gwangju beat Busan I-Park (second division) with the same score.
Although recently out of a losing streak, Gwangju has not won in seven games in the league. Coach Lee Jung-hyo, who met with reporters before the game, seemed to have lost quite a bit of weight. It wasn’t just for psychological reasons, it was a diet for health.
He said, “Of course my heart is a little heavy. It is heavier than before.” Every member of our team knows exactly what’s bad and how to improve next.”
However, coach Lee was concerned about the psychological aspects of the players. “He said,” It’s a part that can’t be connected to a goal when a chance comes in the stadium. I’m still creating opportunities, so I know all the methods, so I’m not worried, but I’m afraid my confidence will drop (I’m worried). A game you can always win
After the 1-1 draw against Incheon United, coach Lee gave the players autonomy in a big way, but after the game, he expressed regret that the players kept making easy choices towards the end of the second half.
Looking back at the game against Incheon, coach Lee said, “We didn’t do what we did well against Incheon. Especially in the second half. I did. If the game against Incheon moved in a big frame, this time we gave autonomy in a very small frame.”
Heading into the cup competition, coach Lee tries a new tactic against E-Land. He said, “There is a tactic that I am trying for the first time today to use in the league.”
He added, “I was trying to keep trying, but Sandro also happened. I was contacted right before the Incheon match. I have to take several methods such as Plan B and C, which I have to try when there are no tall players. I’m going to try that once.” .
With the flow falling in the league, Gwangju can’t put a lot of weight on the FA Cup. Coach Lee said, “The league comes first. The team’s situation is so, so we have to focus on the league. Still, there are players who are preparing to play. We have to keep winning the game for them.”
If Gwangju wins this game, it will face Jeonbuk Hyundai and the winners of Paju City Football Team in the quarterfinals on June 28th. Coincidentally, Gwangju faces an atrocious schedule.
Coach Lee said,먹튀검증 “If we win this game, we will meet the winning team between Jeonbuk and Paju City. If we win, the schedule is a bit funny. We will meet with Jeonbuk on the 24th, Jeonbuk on the 28th, and Ulsan Hyundai on July 2nd.” -We meet in Ulsan like this. I think that would be fun too. That’s why I also want to win today’s game.”
I didn’t prepare for the penalty shootout at all. Director Lee joked, “I’m trying to see the match within 90 minutes. I didn’t force myself to practice the penalty shootout. If I go, someone with confidence said it was a kick.”