The momentum of the 4th year ‘Seolsaker’ is unusual.
Gyeongnam FC, led by coach Seol Ki-hyun, defeated FC Anyang 3-2 in the 8th round of the ‘Hanawon Q K League 2 2023’ held at the Changwon Football Center on the 18th. With 15 points, Gyeongnam continued their undefeated streak of 7 matches (4 wins, 3 draws), while beating Anyang to take the lead.
The game against 메이저사이트Anyang was not an easy match for Gyeongnam. Gyeongnam played the 7th round against Busan I-Park on the 15th following the Korea Football Association (FA) Cup on the 12th. And again, it was because I met Anyang after two days of rest. Even Anyang rested 7 rounds. In fact, coach Seol operated a partial rotation. Before the game, he emphasized, “A good team is good even after rotation.”
The game itself was also difficult. Gyeongnam gave the opening goal to Anyang Andrigo in the 21st minute. Eight minutes later, the score was immediately tied, but it was reversed again in the 15th minute of the second half. Coach Seol mobilized all attack cards such as Glayson, Mo Jae-hyeon, and Won Ki-jong in the second half. In the end, Gyeongnam earned a thrilling come-from-behind victory by scoring the opponent’s own goals in a row. It’s early days, but I can definitely feel the potential of Gyeongnam. Coach Seol said, “We are showing no signs of giving up, but I don’t think it’s a team that can easily lose if we keep it. It is important that the results come out, as well as the atmosphere.”
The diversification of attack options and strengthening of defense play a role in Gyeongnam’s early momentum. Gyeongnam conceded only 4 goals while scoring 13 goals in 7 matches. The defense, which was considered a weakness, has definitely become solid. Coach Seol said, “There are various options for attack. I think I will be able to afford it,” he said. “I was convinced that I would do well since the winter season. We also have strength,” he expressed satisfaction.
It has already been 4 years since coach Seol took office in Gyeongnam. Even until last season, the results did not come out and the fans criticized it. In the 2021 season, it stayed in 6th place, and last season, after finishing 5th in the regular league, it advanced to the playoffs, but did not rise to the promotion playoffs. Even ahead of the season, the atmosphere of the club was not good enough to mention that Gyeongnam-do even mentioned dissolution as the club’s irregularities were discovered.
Because of that, coach Seol and Gyeongnam have a strong will to achieve good results this season. Director Seol also built up his own ‘inner skills’. Nevertheless, Seol, who said, “I always think I am a lacking coach,” said, “I have to do better. I know that if we do well, the fans who criticized us will support us passionately.” (Fan heart) can change at any time when a bad situation arises. That’s why you always have to work hard.”