FC Anyang pulled off a 2-1 upset win over Seongnam FC in the 15th round of the Hana OneQ K League 2 2023 at Tancheon Sports Complex at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, moving into sole possession of first place. They are one point behind Gimpo FC, who have played two games less.
Anyang conceded an early goal through Lee Jong-ho. They then attacked and gained a numerical advantage by forcing Chris Direct to be sent off. Early in the second half, Kim Dong-jin equalized to make it 1-1. Park Jae-yong scored the game-winning goal. Anyang held on for the three points.
In the post-match press conference, coach Lee Woo-hyung said, “Seongnam had good balance and it was difficult even when we were ahead with numerical advantage. We were lucky to win. If Seongnam didn’t have a sending off, I think it would have been difficult to get a point. This is a team that will improve in the future.”
Regarding Kim Dong-jin, who scored the equalizer, he said, “I emphasized to him when he scored with Cho Sung-joon that having a high ball share doesn’t mean scoring goals. I told him to take advantage of the space in the back because it gives us chances.”
Regarding Park Jae-yong’s top removal ceremony, he said, “I was warned, so I should be scolded (laughs). I should have restrained myself, but I think I was under a lot of psychological pressure lately. He was recently selected for the Asian Games, so there must have been some psychological pressure to perform. It came out today. It looks like he expressed himself to the fullest with the ceremony. I want to congratulate him.”
On the aftermath of Chris’ sending off, he said, “I think it would have been difficult to get a point if we conceded the first goal and kept going. 토토사이트 The sending off was a decisive blow for Seongnam. In fact, it’s hard to score when you’re down a man. It’s not easy to go down a man. Nevertheless, I want to praise the players for staying focused and winning the game.”
The team is now alone in first place. Coach Lee Woo-hyung said, “Every time a round is over, it fluctuates from fifth place to first place. Of course, I’m happy to be in first place. I don’t know how long it will last, but more importantly, we need to keep accumulating points and compete for the top spot.”
“There are so many things, I can’t talk about them all. Just because we have a lot of possession and pass well doesn’t mean we’ll score goals. Sometimes goals come from defending and then scoring through a promised fast break. We need to have a similar ratio between the two patterns, but it’s not working right now. We are lacking a lot in that area, so we need to work on it.”