“I feel old in 90 minutes.”
Pohang Steelers head coach Kim Ki-dong breathed a sigh of relief after a thrilling theater goal.
Pohang won 2-1 at home against Jeju United in the 17th round of the K League 1 at the Pohang Steel Yard on June 6, thanks to Park Seung-wook’s last-minute goal.
“We had a lot of injuries, so we used a lot of young players, and I’m grateful to them for doing their best,” Kim said after the game.
With the win, Pohang moved from fourth to second place with 30 points. Youngsters like Lee Ho-jae, who scored the first goal, and Kim Jun-ho stood out.
“I did a good job setting up (Lee),” Kim said, “He’s been scoring a lot of goals since the first round. The header (in the 42nd minute) should have gone in, but it was unfortunate. It was a shame that the header went in,” he said, adding, “Now Zeca really has to be nervous.” He also praised Kim Jun-ho, saying, “I hope he can break through now. He also hit one shot, but I wonder what would have happened if he was a little more greedy.” 스포츠토토
Meanwhile, Jeju head coach Nam Ki-il accepted the defeat, saying, “Our players did their best, but it was disappointing at the end.”
The loss to Pohang ended Jeju’s eight-match unbeaten streak (6 W, 2 D). The pressure is on as their next opponents are leaders Ulsan Hyundai.
Coach Nam said, “It’s unfortunate that our unbeaten streak was broken, but we still have a lot of games left. We will quickly forget today’s loss and prepare for the next game. Ulsan is just another opponent,” he said, vowing to rebound.