Daegu FC head coach Choi Won-kwon said he wished veteran striker Lee Geun-ho was three or four years younger.
Daegu drew 2-2 with Seoul in the 27th round of the Hana OneQ K League 1 at Seoul World Cup Stadium on Sept. 19. Han Seung-kyu scored the first goal, but Lee Geun-ho equalized, and even after Kim Shin-jin scored another, Edgar scored again to draw the game. With the one point, Daegu is in eighth place with eight wins, 11 draws and eight losses, and 35 points.
Daegu conceded an early goal to Seoul. In the ninth minute, Han Seung-kyu broke down the left flank and sent in a cross that was cleared by the Daegu defense. Hong Jung-woon stretched out to block it, but it hit his foot and deflected further into the corner, where it hit goalkeeper Oh Seung-hoon and crossed the goal line.
The equalizer came quickly. It came in the 25th minute off a free kick. Sejingya sent a long ball into the box, and Cho Jin-woo crossed it back into the box. Lee Geun-ho redirected it with his head and scored, but the goal was disallowed due to a goalkeeper charging foul. However, after the referee checked with VAR, Lee Geun-ho scored and Daegu equalized.
The joy was short-lived as Seoul scored a second goal. In the 42nd minute, Kim Shin-jin split the Daegu goal with a low, quick free kick. As it passed between the legs of Daegu’s Park Se-jin, goalkeeper Oh Seung-hoon failed to react properly, and the ball found the corner of the goal.
The defeated Daegu came back to life in the 36th minute of the second half to equalize again. Sejingya’s cross from the left was met by substitute Edgar, who slipped through the defense and headed home. It was his sixth goal of the season. He appeared to be slightly ahead of the Seoul defense at the time of the shot, but the goal was upheld after a VAR check.
Daegu earned a point against Seoul in a nail-biting match, ending a six-match winless streak.
In the post-match interview, head coach Choi Won-kwon said, “I’m grateful for the players’ hard work. We conceded quickly, and even when we conceded an extra goal, the players didn’t give up until the end. I asked for persistence and grit, and I think it’s not a bad result to get a point against Seoul, and Edgar also scored.”
He laughed that he wished Lee Geun-ho, who scored in his first start in a long time, was three or four years younger.
“He’s a player who doesn’t need words. I didn’t send him out for today’s game because of Lee Geun-ho. His attitude and demeanor in training was great. During the game, he made aggressive tackles, and he did it like Geun-ho.” 카지노 “The only thing I regret is that I wonder what it would have been like if he was three or four years younger,” he said.
“It’s not only him, but also Sejingya and Edgar. I think we need more veteran players like him. I think the younger players will definitely improve. I’m grateful,” emphasizing the importance of veterans.
On Edgar’s goal off Sejingya’s assist, he said, “It should have happened. It should have been more. We’ll keep asking for it,” he said, adding, “I can’t criticize him for not scoring.